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Calif. man charged in new scam on women in 70s

The Associated Press
August 16, 2012
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 55-year-old Riverside County man charged with conning two women out of tens of thousands of dollars was convicted years ago in Orange County in a similar scam, authorities said. Frankie Jay Szabo was booked Thursday on several counts including theft by false pretense, grand theft an...

Calif. man charged in new scam on women in 70s

The Associated Press
August 16, 2012
Filed under News

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 55-year-old Riverside County man charged with conning two women out of tens of thousands of dollars was convicted years ago in Orange County in a similar scam, authorities said. Frankie Jay Szabo was booked Thursday on several counts including theft by false pretense, grand theft an...

Lawyer ordered to pay $4.5M to gay U-M student

JEFF KAROUB,Associated Press
August 16, 2012
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  DETROIT (AP) - A jury on Thursday awarded a gay University of Michigan student body president $4.5 million in his lawsuit against a former Michigan assistant attorney general who posted about him in an anti-gay blog. The U.S. District Court jury ruled in favor of Christopher Armstrong, who claime...

Lawyer ordered to pay $4.5M to gay U-M student

JEFF KAROUB,Associated Press
August 16, 2012
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  DETROIT (AP) - A jury on Thursday awarded a gay University of Michigan student body president $4.5 million in his lawsuit against a former Michigan assistant attorney general who posted about him in an anti-gay blog. The U.S. District Court jury ruled in favor of Christopher Armstrong, who claime...

Ore. rider gets stolen bike back, puts on YouTube

GENE JOHNSON,Associated Press
August 16, 2012
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  SEATTLE (AP) - Jake Gillum loves his bike. So when it got stolen in Portland, Ore., while he was on a date, he was determined to get it back. The quest seemed hopeless, but a week of poring over online postings for his 2009 carbon fiber Fuji paid off when he spotted the road bike offered for sale in...

Britain warns Ecuador over Assange asylum

GONZALO SOLANO,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
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  QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm its London embassy to arrest Julian Assange after the U.K. issued a stern warning to the South American nation ahead of its decision on an asylum bid by the WikiLeaks founder. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Brita...

Britain warns Ecuador over Assange asylum

GONZALO SOLANO,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
Filed under News

  QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm its London embassy to arrest Julian Assange after the U.K. issued a stern warning to the South American nation ahead of its decision on an asylum bid by the WikiLeaks founder. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Brita...

Thunderstorms could help or hamper CA firefighters

TERRY COLLINS,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
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  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Firefighters at several raging wildfires in Northern California braced for the possibility of overnight thunderstorms and strong winds, while crews struggled to save dozens of threatened homes in Southern California. Crews worked to re-establish containment lines as the Chips...

Thunderstorms could help or hamper CA firefighters

TERRY COLLINS,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
Filed under News

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Firefighters at several raging wildfires in Northern California braced for the possibility of overnight thunderstorms and strong winds, while crews struggled to save dozens of threatened homes in Southern California. Crews worked to re-establish containment lines as the Chips...

Thousands line up for right to work legally in US

AMY TAXIN,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
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  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Nathaly Uribe has all the papers she needs to get a work permit - something the 17-year-old daughter of a construction worker only dreamed of growing up as an illegal immigrant in the United States. The high school senior said she hopes a federal program beginning Wed...

Thousands line up for right to work legally in US

AMY TAXIN,Associated Press
August 15, 2012
Filed under News

  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Nathaly Uribe has all the papers she needs to get a work permit - something the 17-year-old daughter of a construction worker only dreamed of growing up as an illegal immigrant in the United States. The high school senior said she hopes a federal program beginning Wed...

Wildfire arsonist guilty of 5 heart attack deaths

The Associated Press
August 15, 2012
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  SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A jury on Wednesday found a California man guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately started a blaze that ballooned into a massive wildfire. Jurors in San Bernardino found 30-year-old Rickie Fowler guilty of setting the Old Fire in the f...

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