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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing. The State Lands Commission will consider foregoing an...
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in Southern California failed to free a blue whale from a life-threatening tangle of fishing line but they'll keep trying — if they can find it again. The 70-foot-long mammal was spotted Monday off Dana Point, about 50 miles south of Los...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication. After a few questions, though, she admitted that a friend had sold her...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to ship coal through Oakland (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Oakland city officials unanimously voted to ban the shipment of coal, sidelining a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal on an old army base...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport renamed in his honor in his home state of Ohio. The 94-year-old former U.S. senator and his wife are scheduled to appear at a ceremony Tuesday to rename Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city as...
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith's drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week. Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Cafe will open its doors on Friday in North Attleborough, about 40 miles outside of Boston. The public...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a woman who was attacked by two dogs outside of a Connecticut home last week has died. New Haven officials say Jocelyn Winfrey on Monday succumbed to injuries she suffered in the June 20 attack. Officials say the mauling happened when...
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers will try again Tuesday to free a blue whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line off the coast of Southern California. The 70-foot-long mammal was caught in about 200 feet of rope from crab pots when it was spotted Monday off Dana...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge accused by a rights group of running a modern-day debtors prison agreed Monday to temporarily stop jailing defendants for nonpayment of fees and assessing certain costs on defendants, according to a court filing. The court filing outlines an...