• Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor is allowing parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago. Gov. Jerry Brown had until midnight Thursday to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James...

  • Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and...

  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path. The...

  • Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended. New Mexico Department of Health investigators are...

  • Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download. That's a far cry from the company's goal of getting Windows 10 onto a billion devices within...

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for...

  • Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

    Updated: 3 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water, which serves about one out of...

  • Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

    Updated: 4 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials say it will likely be a couple more days before they can definitively say what caused a miles-long oil slick to materialize off the Santa Barbara County coast this week, but an expert said Thursday it was more than likely the result of...

  • Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

    Updated: 5 min ago

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters. The former Florida governor was in the...

  • APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

    Updated: 9 min ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI. Lora DiMaggio Robinson's lawyer, C. Keith Greer, says James...

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