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Police: More than 30 killed in S. Africa shooting

The Associated Press

August 16, 2012


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  JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's police ministry says more than 30 people were killed when its officers opened fire on striking workers at a Lonmin PLC mine. Police ministry spokesman Zweli Mnisi gave the figure Friday after Thursday's shooting in Marikana, just northwest of Johannesburg. Mnisi said the country's police...

To fight West Nile, Dallas launches aerial defense

SARAH KUTA,Associated Press

August 16, 2012


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  DALLAS (AP) - The last time Dallas used aerial spraying to curb the mosquito population, Texas' Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Mission Control in Houston was launching Gemini missions and encephalitis was blamed for more than a dozen deaths. But for the first time in more than 45 years, D...

To fight West Nile, Dallas launches aerial defense

SARAH KUTA,Associated Press

August 16, 2012


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  DALLAS (AP) - The last time Dallas used aerial spraying to curb the mosquito population, Texas' Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Mission Control in Houston was launching Gemini missions and encephalitis was blamed for more than a dozen deaths. But for the first time in more than 45 years, D...

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...

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...

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...

LA restaurant offers discount to phone-free diners

The Associated Press

August 15, 2012


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  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens. Eva Restaurant is giving a 5 percent discount to customers who will leave their cellphones with staff when they are seated. Owner Mark Gold told KPC...

LA restaurant offers discount to phone-free diners

The Associated Press

August 15, 2012


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  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens. Eva Restaurant is giving a 5 percent discount to customers who will leave their cellphones with staff when they are seated. Owner Mark Gold told KPC...

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


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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...

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...

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