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August 1, 2015 - 5:08pm
1 day 21 hours ago

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires are raging in forests and woodlands across California and an army of firefighters continues to battle them from the air and the ground. Hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes.

A spokesman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 23 large fires, many sparked by lightning strikes, are burning across Northern California. And some 8,000 firefighters are attempting to subdue them, something made...

August 1, 2015 - 3:48pm
1 day 19 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City health official says there likely will be more cases of Legionnaires' disease over the coming days amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens.

Dr. Jay Varma tells The Associated Press Saturday he believes people may have been infected before the city cleaned cooling towers where the disease-causing bacteria had been found.

City officials say four people have died and 65 cases have been reported in the Bronx since July...

August 1, 2015 - 3:20pm
1 day 22 hours ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1DYE2PA ) reports Transportation Security Administration officers have found 92 guns so far this year. They found a total of 109 last year.

TSA spokesman says 9mm pistols are the most common guns found at checkpoints. He says they're usually found in clothing at the...

August 1, 2015 - 2:53pm
1 day 23 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Hackers got into a Jeep Cherokee SUV through an electronic opening in the radio and were able to take control of the car over the Internet. The vulnerability, exposed by two security experts and well-known hackers, was first disclosed in Wired magazine...

August 1, 2015 - 2:46pm
2 days 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a woman was arrested after jumping over a low barricade in front of the White House.

The barricades have been placed several feet in front of the White House fence. They are roughly waist-high and described as "bike racks" by the Secret Service.

According to a statement from the agency, a woman jumped over the barricade around 7 p.m. on Friday. She was immediately detained by uniformed Secret Service officers...

August 1, 2015 - 2:39pm
2 days 15 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness.

Dallas County sheriff's spokesman Raul Reyna says the 47-year-old man parked in a crosswalk in front of the county's central jail and behaved erratically as he ran into a lobby late Saturday morning, calling for a supervisor. Reyna says the man ran into another lobby area...

August 1, 2015 - 2:30pm
1 day 21 hours ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

Here are some details about the process and...

August 1, 2015 - 2:27pm
2 days 1 hour ago

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was exploring for ways to attack it when he became trapped after erratic winds stoked the blaze.

Information officer Ken Sandusky says U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl was driving down a road in a vehicle by himself Thursday, scouting the area when the fire became very active.

Sandusky says the 38-year-old Ruhl was one of several firefighters looking for ways...

August 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
2 days 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's organization is suing celebrity chef Jose Andres for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.

Andres had planned to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel. Trump's organization was selected by the federal government to renovate the historic Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue and turn it into a luxury hotel.

Andres announced last month that he was canceling plans to open the restaurant,...

August 1, 2015 - 2:09pm
2 days 2 hours ago

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A fiery head-on collision on a Los Angeles-area bridge has left one man dead and three others injured.

Long Beach police say the crash happened when a car drove west in the eastbound lanes of the Gerald Desmond Bridge and hit two other cars.

Police say the wrong-way driver and a second man are in critical condition, while another driver was killed. A police officer suffered minor injuries trying to help one of the men out of...

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