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Lawmakers question special funds practices

HANNAH DREIER,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers called Thursday for greater oversight of state accounts after expressing outrage over revelations that state park officials hid money. Assembly members used an oversight hearing as an opportunity to blast state agencies and the governor's Department of Finance for accounting practic...

Survivor’s video shows harrowing Idaho plane crash

JESSIE L. BONNER,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The survivors of a plane crash in central Idaho can prove just how close they came to death, with a seven-minute video documenting their harrowing experience, including the bloody aftermath. One passenger, Nathan Williams, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and his ...

Survivor’s video shows harrowing Idaho plane crash

JESSIE L. BONNER,Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The survivors of a plane crash in central Idaho can prove just how close they came to death, with a seven-minute video documenting their harrowing experience, including the bloody aftermath. One passenger, Nathan Williams, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and his ...

Judge rejects challenge to Prop 33 ballot language

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit by supporters of an auto insurance initiative who argued that voter-guide statements about Proposition 33 were inaccurate. The November ballot initiative would allow insurance companies to raise rates for driv...

Judge rejects challenge to Prop 33 ballot language

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit by supporters of an auto insurance initiative who argued that voter-guide statements about Proposition 33 were inaccurate. The November ballot initiative would allow insurance companies to raise rates for driv...

Wild weather, lightning, fire in San Diego

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
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  SAN DIEGO (AP) - Firefighters are fighting a 125-acre fire after putting out several small fires caused by lightning strikes along the Palomar Mountain Range in northern San Diego county. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik says two additional air...

Wild weather, lightning, fire in San Diego

The Associated Press
August 8, 2012
Filed under News

  SAN DIEGO (AP) - Firefighters are fighting a 125-acre fire after putting out several small fires caused by lightning strikes along the Palomar Mountain Range in northern San Diego county. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Roxanne Provaznik says two additional air...

LA Bans Skateboard ‘Bombing’ After 2 deaths

Daily Breeze, Torrance, California
August 6, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials voted Tuesday to respond to two teen deaths by banning skateboard "bombing," where skaters zoom down steep hills at up to 40 mph. The Daily Breeze reports (http://bit.ly/O1euMr ) the City Council voted Tuesday and the measure will go to Mayor Antonio Villa...

NASA releases low-res video of Mars rover descent

ALICIA CHANG,AP Science Writer
August 6, 2012
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen...

NASA releases low-res video of Mars rover descent

ALICIA CHANG,AP Science Writer
August 6, 2012
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world. As thumbnails of the video flashed on a big screen...

LA names day in honor of reggae great Bob Marley

The Associated Press
August 6, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles. The City Council proclaimed the day Tuesday in honor of the Jamaican reggae legend whose string of hits include "I Shot the Sheriff" and "No Woman, No Cry." Marley was 36 when he died of cancer in 1981 but his children Ziggy and Karen were on hand ...

LA names day in honor of reggae great Bob Marley

The Associated Press
August 6, 2012
Filed under News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles. The City Council proclaimed the day Tuesday in honor of the Jamaican reggae legend whose string of hits include "I Shot the Sheriff" and "No Woman, No Cry." Marley was 36 when he died of cancer in 1981 but his children Ziggy and Karen were on hand ...

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