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May 26, 2015 - 9:30pm
26 min 10 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's dominant newspaper has laid off nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired by Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing Co.

The San Diego Union-Tribune announced on Tuesday the layoffs of 178 employees — most in its printing and delivery divisions.

The newspaper's sale for $85 million to the Tribune Co. was finalized on Thursday, and its name was changed back to its former name, the Union-Tribune, after...

May 26, 2015 - 8:10pm
2 hours 6 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the State Department to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras on Tuesday ordered the agency to begin posting the emails on the department's website on June 30 and continue posting them every 60 days, with the goal of making all of them publicly available by January 15 of next year.

The State...

May 26, 2015 - 7:58pm
46 min 9 sec ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say an FBI agent was wounded and a suspect was killed when gunfire broke out at a Louisiana motel where a kidnapped 9-year-old girl from Texas was found safe.

The agent, whose name was not released, was hit in the leg. The FBI said his wound was not life-threatening.

Police in Benbrook, Texas, the victim's home city, said the suspect, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams, was killed.

The FBI would...

May 26, 2015 - 7:52pm
26 min 10 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they've found nothing dangerous aboard a flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles after someone called in a threat to the aircraft.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says an inspection of the plane and screening of luggage Tuesday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport yielded no evidence of a threat aboard EVA Air Flight 12.

The FBI, Los Angeles airport police and the Los Angeles police bomb squad were jointly...

May 26, 2015 - 7:40pm
2 hours 26 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reynolds American's proposed $25 billion acquisition of rival Lorillard has cleared a key regulatory hurdle to move closer to completing a deal that will unite some of the nation's top cigarette brands.

The Federal Trade Commission gave its consent Tuesday after wrapping up a 10-month review that concluded Reynolds' previously announced divestiture plans will be enough to preserve competition in the U.S. cigarette market.

Camel...

May 26, 2015 - 7:39pm
2 hours 36 min ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania State University fraternity linked to a secret Facebook page where photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted is getting a three-year suspension after the school's Interfraternity Council recommended a milder punishment.

Penn State announced Tuesday that its investigation found some Kappa Delta Rho members had engaged in sexual harassment, hazing that included boxing matches and a "persistent climate of humiliation for several...

May 26, 2015 - 7:04pm
2 hours 56 min ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics would be prohibited near schools under legislation approved by the Alabama House. It would force one of the state's five abortion clinics to move or close.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 79-15 for the proposal to ban clinics within 2,000 feet of a public K-12 school. The state would not license or renew a license for clinics within that distance. The bill now moves to the state Senate, where it faces an uncertain...

May 26, 2015 - 7:03pm
2 hours 56 min ago

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Best-selling author and historian Hugh Ambrose has died at age 48.

His sister, Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, says Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena.

Ambrose consulted on the HBO miniseries about World War II called "The Pacific" and wrote a book by the same name. It was a project he began researching with his father, historian Stephen Ambrose, before the elder Ambrose's 2002 death.

Hugh Ambrose was on the...

May 26, 2015 - 6:48pm
2 hours 56 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's original fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with $42.7 million across the holiday weekend.

While that's within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the four-day weekend, it's going to be an uphill battle for the film starring George Clooney to make up its reported $180 million production budget.

Holdovers "Pitch Perfect 2"...

May 26, 2015 - 6:24pm
4 hours 6 min ago

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus says she won't run for Nevada's open Senate seat in 2016.

The Las Vegas Democrat announced Tuesday in an email and video to supporters that she won't try to succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid. She says she'll run for re-election in her current district.

Reid and several national Democratic groups have rallied behind former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto as the candidate to succeed the...

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