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PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them." Having the Pacific as your backyard has its benefits, and its dangers. Crumbling cliffs have forced dozens...
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and...
BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry's top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Nevada state lawmaker Michele Fiore says she is driving to the wildlife refuge from Portland to help peacefully end a 40-day occupation launched to protest...
Here is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon: — Jan. 2, 2016: A protest takes place in Burns, Oregon, amid mounting tension over prison sentences for two local ranchers. Dwight Hammond, 73, and his son Steven Hammond, 46, said they...
The four armed activists who on Wednesday night were surrounded by the FBI at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have remained on the site despite the arrests of group leader Ammon Bundy and others Jan. 26 on a remote road outside the refuge. Wednesday's tense standoff between...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release. Paul Schrade's voice cracked with...
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. But now, nearly 56 years after the bludgeoned body of 25-year-old Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense lawyers said Wednesday. An attorney representing Luydmila Starkey said the...