The Associated Press

Brown pleads for votes for struggling tax hike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With time running out and his odds growing longer, California Gov. Jerry Brown pleaded with voters Wednesday to support his $6 billion-a-year tax increase and warned of deep cuts unless residents send more money to Sacramento. In sometimes uncharted remarks that included fleeting references to the bleak movie “Blade Runner” and […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Judge confirms ruling to look at Arizona donation

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state judge has approved a request from California’s political watchdog agency to investigate the donors behind an $11 million campaign contribution from an Arizona nonprofit. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang’s final ruling issued Wednesday night said voters would suffer if the California Fair Political Practices Commission is not allowed […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Eurozone unemployment rises to new record

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the economy is deteriorating as governments struggle to get a grip on their three-year debt crisis. The rate reported by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, was up from an upwardly-revised 11.5 percent […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A slowed, darkened New York begins to stir to life

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to — well, not quite normal. Morning rush-hour traffic appeared thicker than on an ordinary day as people started […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,


October 30, 2012 | Posted in Media Post

Storm leaves death and darkness in its wake

NEW YORK (AP) — As superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation’s largest city unusually vacant and dark. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants parade set for Halloween

SAN FRANCISCO — For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants. Plans for the Wednesday bash were being made as the city cleaned up after a rowdy celebration Sunday night turned violent in some neighborhoods and police arrested […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney is masterful in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Nick Watney took a few peeks at the leaderboard, and heard the echo of raucous cheering at regular intervals in the distance as Tiger Woods was commencing his last-round charge. Watney, starting two groups behind Woods, knew it was going to take a very special kind of round Sunday to win […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Second straight shutout puts Giants up 3-0

DETROIT — Nothing is stopping them — not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded. Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, on a chilly Saturday for a […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bombings, clashes leave Syria truce in tatters

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in several hotspots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its second day. The unraveling of the cease-fire marked the latest setback to ending Syria’s civil […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Weak earnings reports weigh on stocks

Stocks closed mostly lower Friday after investors found little to like in weak corporate earnings reports and news of only tepid growth in the U.S. economy in the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average managed a gain of 3.53 points to close at 13,107.21 after spending much of the day in the red. The […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition

By Eric Tucker WASHINGTON (AP) — The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown. One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he’s here to find a community. “Forgive me,” an Iraq war veteran […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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