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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — California bore down Saturday against the continuing heat and wildfires that have forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes as red-flag warnings of extreme fire danger predicted gusty winds and scorching, dry air. For a second day, triple-digit...
A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15. Yet behind that support are deep divisions based on political party, geography,...
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of...
PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is on a private visit to Nice, France where he visited an American citizen recovering from injuries sustained in the July 14 truck attack in the Mediterranean city. The State Department said Kerry met with the unidentified victim...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's search for a vice president started with a commanding victory in the New York primary and a special delivery in a plastic Duane Reed bag. Three months later, it ended with a phone call to a shipyard office, where Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed by a lone gunman in an ambush, went down fighting, returning fire to the very end. Garafola, a 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy, will be laid to rest Saturday, one...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has died and a woman was hospitalized in critical condition after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding across a reservoir straddling the Utah-Wyoming border, authorities said. Brooklyn Reynolds and her stepmother were...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned a...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Snow isn't dead, but he is missing — at least from Comic-Con. The cast of "Game of Thrones" gathered Friday at the annual fan convention, minus a few key figures including Snow actor Kit Harrington, George R. R. Martin and Emilia Clarke. Those present...