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Price tag exceeds $53M for California wildfire
Price tag exceeds $53M for California wildfirePrice tag exceeds $53M for California wildfire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A huge wildfire in northeast California has run up a firefighting tab in excess of $50 million and become the second priciest blaze in the state this year, officials said. The King Fire east of Sacramento has cost some $53 million to fight since it began nearly two weeks ago, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said. “It …

Marathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue change
Marathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue changeMarathon bombing trial gets delay, no venue change

BOSTON (AP) — A two-month delay has been granted for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but a judge has denied a defense request to move it from Boston. Judge George O’Toole ruled Wednesday night that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3, but he rejected a request that it be moved to Washington, D.C., saying there’s no reason to assume in advance that a …

APNewsBreak: Woman hit by Calif. officer settles
APNewsBreak: Woman hit by Calif. officer settlesAPNewsBreak: Woman hit by Calif. officer settles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement reached Wednesday night, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount for …

Judge delays Marathon bombing trial, won't move it
Judge delays Marathon bombing trial, won’t move itJudge delays Marathon bombing trial, won’t move it

BOSTON (AP) — A judge granted a two-month trial delay on Wednesday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial from Boston. Judge George O’Toole ruled that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3, but said there’s no reason to assume in advance that a fair jury cannot be selected in Massachusetts. Defense attorneys had asked that …

Parents, students upset at dress-code enforcement
Parents, students upset at dress-code enforcementParents, students upset at dress-code enforcement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents and students at a Utah high school say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. Parent Chad Pehrson said his 17-year-old daughter was one of dozens of students at Bingham High School in South Jordan who were pulled aside before entering the dance last Saturday. Pehrson said his daughter was told her dress was too …

Actress Hyland gets restraining order against ex
Actress Hyland gets restraining order against exActress Hyland gets restraining order against ex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of actress Sarah Hyland was ordered to stay away from the “Modern Family” star after she said he choked and threatened her. Hyland, 23, obtained the temporary restraining order on Friday after stating in court papers that actor Matt Prokop had been verbally and physically abusive. Prokop was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the actress, her home, …

'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino hit with tax counts
‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino hit with tax counts‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino hit with tax counts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former star of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” and his brother filed bogus tax returns on nearly $9 million and claimed millions in business expenses — including luxury vehicles and clothing — that were actually for personal use, according to an indictment released Wednesday. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc pleaded not guilty through their …

Small businesses helping workers buy health plans
Small businesses helping workers buy health plansSmall businesses helping workers buy health plans

NEW YORK (AP) — When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul. He considered a variety of plans from different carriers, but they were too expensive or bare-bones. “Unless we dramatically changed our plan and went with the most basic plan, I …

Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care
Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health careMiddle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 a year. Next year, their son, now 3, can attend a Catholic preschool less than half as costly. “It’ll be nice to have enough relief next year,” …

 

 

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