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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...

Obama reassures family about efforts to free son

JOHN MILLER,Associated Press

August 8, 2012


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  BOISE, Idaho (AP) - President Barack Obama called the parents of an American prisoner of war to assure them that he and the U.S. Department of Defense were doing everything in their power to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl three years after his capture in Afghanistan. The soldier's father, Bob Bergdahl...

Obama reassures family about efforts to free son

JOHN MILLER,Associated Press

August 8, 2012


Filed under News

  BOISE, Idaho (AP) - President Barack Obama called the parents of an American prisoner of war to assure them that he and the U.S. Department of Defense were doing everything in their power to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl three years after his capture in Afghanistan. The soldier's father, Bob Bergdahl...

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...

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 ...

Calif. Car Dealership Settles Discrimination Suit

Associated Press

August 6, 2012


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FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A North California Toyota dealership has agreed to pay $400,000 to five former Afghan-American employees who say a manager called them terrorists and threatened them. The Fremont Argus reports (http://bit.ly/NAH5Cy ) that Fremont Toyota's former general manager allegedly ...

Calif. Car Dealership Settles Discrimination Suit

Associated Press

August 6, 2012


Filed under News

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A North California Toyota dealership has agreed to pay $400,000 to five former Afghan-American employees who say a manager called them terrorists and threatened them. The Fremont Argus reports (http://bit.ly/NAH5Cy ) that Fremont Toyota's former general manager allegedly ...

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