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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A wildfire burning in the mountainous Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles has grown to more than 17 square miles. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire is...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot to death on duty. Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect fleeing law enforcement. A 20-year-old man, Jamaal Lewis...
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A wildfire burning in wilderness north of Los Angeles expanded significantly overnight to more than 8½ square miles. Much of the sky over greater Los Angeles is filled with heavy smoke...
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...
The Associated Press-GfK poll on guns was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 7 to July 11. It is based on online interviews of 1,009 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was drawn from...
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...
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — New research says that contrary to what doctors once warned, newborns with certain severe genetic...
PARIS (AP) — Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the...
PARIS (AP) — Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the...
PARIS (AP) — Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Project Greenlight" won't be getting a fifth season on HBO. Matt Damon told The Associated...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sorry, Democrats. #ElectMichelle will never be more than a wishful hashtag. The same thing...