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Third hantavirus death linked to Yosemite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginian is the third person to die so far from a rodent-borne illness linked to some tent cabins at Yosemite National Park that has now stricken eight people in all, health officials said Thursday. Five people are ill from the outbreak reported last week by park officials, who said […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown: Travel ban saved state $85M

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s travel ban has saved California taxpayers at least $85 million since he took office, state officials announced Thursday. The governor’s office released travel figures showing the state spent $144 million during Brown’s first fiscal year in office compared to $229 million during former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s final year in […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. economy adds 96K jobs, rate falls to 8.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow the momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech Thursday night to the Democratic National Convention. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up […]

September 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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September 07, 2012 | Posted in Media Post

Girl spent eight hours beneath bodies in French Alps

CHEVALINE, France (AP) — French investigators struggled Thursday to explain how a 4-year-old girl could go undetected for eight hours in a car full of corpses in the French Alps. They also acknowledged that they still don’t know why a family of British vacationers were slain in a BMW on a remote mountain road near […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to swing his way in a tight election but to put fire in the belly of his supporters and get them to come out on Election […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rain aids battle against forest fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters braced for drier weather Thursday after remnants of a tropical storm helped them gain ground on a 4,180-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Crews were able to double containment Wednesday to 48 percent, working in favorable weather on steep slopes in the Angeles National Forest […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cal State University faculty approve 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California State University faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration, the union said Tuesday. Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, said the contract, which largely preserves current working conditions and contains no salary raises, won […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC votes against privatizing UCLA business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California faculty leaders said current policy doesn’t give them the power to allow UCLA’s Anderson School of Management to privatize its funding, a move administrators had sought to put the school on par with private business schools. A graduate affairs committee of the UC Academic Senate voted 10-0 against […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

CHP officer critically wounded in highway shooting

WALNUT CREEK (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer was clinging to life in critical condition and a suspect was dead after a Tuesday morning rush hour shootout on Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek, authorities said. The shooting, which prompted the closure of the highway in both directions, occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. after the […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dems seek luster for Obama from Bill Clinton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Clinton takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday as President Barack Obama’s nomination is placed before a party hoping that the last president to preside over sustained growth can help propel him to re-election in a sputtering economy. The former president’s speech will be a high point […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Giants fall to Arizona in 11 innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits and Jason Kubel tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants, 8-6, on Tuesday night. The first-place Giants used 11 pitchers, matching a major league record for extra-inning games. They remained 4 1/2 […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Top retirees benefited from school pension cashout

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — For nearly a decade, California’s top-paid school administrators got to collect six-figure lump sum cash payments in addition to their pensions by taking advantage of a little-known legislative provision that was intended to help retain and recruit teachers during the dot-com boom. The program, known as the “partial lump […]

September 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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