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  • 3 dead in Sacramento SUV-light rail crash

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three people are dead and more than 20 people injured after a crash between a light rail train and a sport utility vehicle in Sacramento, Calif....

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  • Officer shot, killed by fellow police in Calif.

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a minor was shot and killed by fellow officers trying to arrest him on California's central coast....

  • Passenger jet diverted to Boise when engine fails

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise Airport officials say an American Airlines passenger jet traveling from Chicago to Seattle carrying 141 passengers and crew landed in Boise on Saturday after the pilot reported an engine failure....

  • Skier dies in avalanche in Utah backcountry

    Authorities say a skier has died after becoming trapped in an avalanche in a Utah backcountry area that the public was warned to avoid after potent snowstorms....

  • Official: Yemen president in US for treatment

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The embattled president of Yemen has arrived in the United States for medical treatment....

  • Girl jumps from car, killed by vehicle in Colo.

    KIPLING, Colo. (AP) -- Police say a 17-year-old girl who jumped out of a car driven by her mother Saturday morning was hit and killed by an oncoming car....

  • Students find man stuck for days in Rio Grande mud

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man who tells authorities he was stuck in the mud at the Rio Grande river in New Mexico for three days has been rescued after a group of high school students on a field trip heard him yelling for help....

  • Students find man stuck for days in Rio Grande mud

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man who tells authorities he was stuck in the mud at the Rio Grande river in New Mexico for three days has been rescued after a group of high school students on a field trip heard him yelling for help....

  • Coast Guard frees 2 Mich. vessels from icy waters

    SAINT IGNACE, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has freed two ships trapped by ice in the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas....

  • Police: 4 die as driver goes wrong way on Md. hwy

    CROFTON, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say four people have died after a driver apparently went the wrong way on Route 50 between Washington and Annapolis and collided with another car....

  • Police: 4 die as driver goes wrong way on Md. hwy

    CROFTON, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say four people have died after a driver apparently went the wrong way on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County and collided with another car....

  • Vignettes from Iraq War veterans

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- They speak of their service matter-of-factly. Yes, the danger was always there. Yes, they saw horrific things. But they had a job to do, and they did it....

  • New look at evidence OK'd in fatal 1989 Pa. fire

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court has granted another look at the evidence in the case of a man convicted of killing his daughter in what authorities alleged was an arson fire two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania. Defense attorneys and some arson specialists say that determination ...

  • Attorney for NYPD boss' son in spotlight, quietly

    NEW YORK (AP) -- When the New York City police commissioner's TV host son found himself facing a rape allegation, he turned to a lawyer with a reputation for handling high-profile cases with low-key know-how....

  • Suit claims Silicon Valley anti-poaching scheme

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- In Silicon Valley's white-hot competition for tech talent, programmers can face a daily barrage of calls from recruiters seeking to woo them to rival companies with offers of better pay and perks....

  • Indian tribes join forces to save petroglyph site

    TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- In the far reaches of northern Arizona, where city sprawl gives way to majestic canyons and a holy place is defined not by steeple and cross but rather by earth and sky, lies a monument to a people's past and a symbol of the promise of peace between two long-warring Indi...

  • Scorsese, Hazanavicius lead Directors Guild rolls

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Directors Guild of America Awards regular Martin Scorsese and first-timer Michel Hazanavicius are the favorites as Hollywood's top filmmaker group prepares to hand out prizes....

  • Ala. tornado survivors help after latest twisters

    CLAY, Ala. (AP) -- Survivors still haunted by memories of last year's tornado outbreak that killed 250 in Alabama are writing checks, donating diapers and standing over hot grills to help victims of the latest twisters to pummel the state....

  • Feisty Gingrich stakes campaign on electability

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich has staked his presidential bid on one idea: that he is best positioned to defeat President Barack Obama. Even some of his supporters seem to be struggling to buy the former House speaker's claim, an indication that chief rival Mitt Romney's efforts to undercut him may be working.

  • Wash.: 8 sea lions found dead, apparently shot

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks - all apparently shot....

  • Man rescued after vehicle ends up in Wash. creek

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) -- Rescuers in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way have pulled a man from a vehicle that ran off a road, plunged down a ravine and wound up in a creek....

  • Former Boston Mayor Kevin White dies at 82

    BOSTON (AP) -- Former Mayor Kevin H. White, who led the city for 16 years including racially turbulent times in the 1970s, died Friday, a family spokesman said. He was 82....

  • NYPD officers rescue suspect dangling 7 floors up

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say two officers rescued a suspect as he dangled from a seventh-floor Manhattan apartment window after nearly lunging to his death....

  • BP emails reveal company veiling spill rate

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- On the same day that the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials were warning in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 mil...

  • Crews clear rocks, reopen busy Yosemite highway

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A busy highway in Yosemite National Park is set to reopen, less than a week after house-size boulders crashed down on it during a major storm....

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