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Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.
BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people and leaving a 21-year-old man dead.
OKLAHOMA CITY - One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail-cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a message on Facebook to mark his ninth wedding anniversary.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War," a major national holiday.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed this month.
CAIRO - Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned their citizens to leave.
WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. In a ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
PARIS (AP) - In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
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