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California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

Jan 16 2018 - 12:06am || Comments

LOS ANGELES — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people.

  • | Posted: Dec 18 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

  • | Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK — When an immigrant from Bangladesh set off a bomb in New York City’s subway system last week, he was the only person injured. But New York City’s vibrant Bangladeshi community is worried that it, too, may ultimately get hurt by the attack.

  • | Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    MONTECITO, Calif. — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States.

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles, but forecasters warned conditions would remain dry and warm and the respite from gusts would only be temporary.

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in time to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he’s been aching for.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    LOS ANGELES — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

  • | Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump’s push to tighten the border.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:05am

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others called on him to concede.

  • Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.

  • | Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

  • Posted: Dec 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

  • Posted: Dec 14 2017 - 12:06am

    DENVER (AP) — The executive director of the board that oversees Colorado’s public employee pension fund died while snorkeling off Maui.