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California gearing up for bad wildfire season

Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of...

9 public college presidents’ pay tops $1 million

BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before, according to a new survey. The Chronicle of Higher Education study found that nine college presidents earned more than $1...

The Courier wins seven statewide awards

COLUMBUS – The Courier today won seven statewide awards for journalistic excellence during 2013. The recognition came from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association, made up of Ohio daily newspapers and broadcast stations that are members of the not-for-profit...
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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, the AT&T logo is on display at a RadioShack store in Gloucester, Mass. AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and...
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Kerry: Diverse Yale class is Sterling’s nightmare

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the Class Day address at Yale University, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the Class Day address at Yale University, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. (AP...
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Kenny Perry wins Regions Tradition by a stroke

Kenny Perry watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Kenny Perry watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at...

Carpenter wins Indy 500 pole for 2nd straight year

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph. He was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He knocked off James Hinchcliffe...
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Obama Cabinet may be boost for rising Texas mayor

FILE – In this May 27, 2009 file photo, Julian Castro, left, mayor-elect of San Antonio, pauses during a visit with his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, right, in the Texas House of Representatives, in Austin, Texas. President Barack Obama’s expected...
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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Fire...
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Frustration grows over $3.4B settlement delay

FILE – A Feb. 6, 2002 file photo shows National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall, left, with Elouise Cobell of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, center, and Jimmy Goddard, from the same tribe, on Capitol Hill. Settlement payments among hundreds of thousands of...