• Firefighter killed, 2 dozen homes burn in California fires

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter, burned two dozen homes and forced thousands of people to flee as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground. Twenty-one large fires, many...

  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches at the Brazilian's...

  • 'Downton' producer open to possibility of big-screen film

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: 'DOWNTON ABBEY,' THE MOVIE? With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its...

  • Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Right on the heels of signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension, the Seattle Seahawks have locked up All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The Seahawks and Wagner finalized a four-year contract extension on Saturday night, making sure Seattle keeps...

  • Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police received a call at...

  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    Updated: 1 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine. The body of Ruben Espinosa, who collaborated...

  • At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

    Updated: 3 min ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series. Lear, 93, told a TV critics' meeting Saturday that he's working on a Hispanic version of his single-parent comedy "One Day at a Time." "I love...

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    Updated: 13 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...

  • 2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    Updated: 18 min ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the...

  • Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

    Updated: 23 min ago

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said. Anti-terrorism police chief Gen. Jose Baella said some of the...

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