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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.The revised totals for the town of Weed came Wednesday as state fire personnel conduct a house-to-ho ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here.Gov. Sean Parnell announced the amount of the Alaska Permanent Fund D ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil.New York Police Department officials ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.The famed skyline was rendered in a vegetable sculpture Wednesday as part of an award given by an animal welfare group.The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared ...more

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial.Orange County prosecutors say 35-year-old Hossein Nayeri was extradited from ...more

AP News - 23 mins ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.The lawsuit accused a female manager and female telle ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning.A securi ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to bur ...more

AP News - 46 mins ago

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010.Opening statements are set for Thursday in Wayne County court after three days ...more