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    Governor Tours Damaged Oroville Dam

    OROVILLE (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has visited crews responding to damaged spillways at Lake Oroville. Brown’s office sent a tweet Wednesday saying the Democratic governor met with people at the incident command center and surveyed California’s flood control system. Brown’s visit comes after authorities on Feb. 12 ordered 188,000 people to evacuate when water overflowing from the lake caused dangerous erosion around an emergency spillway. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris plans to visit the area on Thursday. The recently elected California […]

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    Man Who Smashed Trump Star to Pay Damages, Serve Probation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and attorney’s fees and perform 20 days of community labor. Otis used a sledgehammer and pickax to deface the star about […]

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    Dam Emergency Prompts Flash Flood Warning for Nevada Town East of Carson City

    DAYTON — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning east of Carson City in Dayton, where authorities say they fear a dam soon will break at a retention pond. The service says failure of the South Dayton Retention Pond south of U.S. Highway 50 could send 2 to 4 feet of water into low-lying areas east of Dayton Tuesday afternoon. Weather officials expect that to happen by 3 p.m. Tuesday. They say it is an extremely dangerous […]

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    UC Regents to Vote This Week on New UC Davis Chancellor

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano has selected a replacement for the top job at UC Davis after the school’s chancellor resigned last year following an investigation into alleged misconduct. The president’s office says in a statement Tuesday the UC Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Thursday to vote on the proposed appointment of 52-year-old Gary May as UC Davis’ new chancellor. May is dean of Georgia Tech’s College of engineering. May would replace […]

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    Police Responding to Reports of Gunfire at Houston Hospital

    HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston’s Texas Medical Center. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Smith says officers and a SWAT team were responding to the scene at Ben Taub Hospital, one of the hospitals that’s part of the Medical Center. Ben Taub is one of the major […]

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    Publisher Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Book ‘Dangerous’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos’ publisher has cancelled his planned book, “Dangerous.” Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that “after careful consideration” they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com’s best-seller lists and was the subject of intense controversy. The announcement came hours after the Breitbart editor and right-wing provocateur was disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference because of past comments about relationships between boys and men. “Dangerous” was originally […]

  • An aircraft flies past the control tower as it prepares to land at New York's John F Kennedy Airport, May 25, 2015. US warplanes were scrambled to escort an Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York on Monday, officials said, following one of several threats against commercial aircraft which proved to be unfounded. Flight AF022 landed at JFK airport without incident after being escorted to land by two F-15 fighter jets ordered to accompany the aircraft as a precaution by NORAD, the joint US-Canadian monitoring force. The FBI said in a statement the plane was searched upon landing and the threat had turned out to be false. AFP PHOTO/ TREVOR COLLENS        (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)

    11 People Pass Through Unmanned Airport Security Checkpoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities identified three of the travelers, who got onto a flight to California and will be screened upon arrival there. The eight others are believed to have boarded various flights. The […]

  • SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 12:  DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings in action against the Los Angeles Lakers at Golden 1 Center on December 12, 2016 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi to New Orleans Pelicans

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings says they have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer. News of the trade broke Sunday, after the NBA All-Star game. DeMarcus Cousins reaction as soon as he found out he had been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. #DeMarcusCousins #NewOrleans #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/SDKuE2ZEAY — Manny Vieites (@manny_vieites) February 20, […]

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    High Profile Gymnasts Come Forward, Claim Abuse by Doctor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzcher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter. Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member Jeanette Antolin appeared on “60 Minutes” on Sunday , detailing what they have claimed is sexual abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar. All three accused Nassar, a volunteer team doctor for USA Gymnastics for almost […]