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  • Nairobi mall shooting leaves at least 11 dead amid conflicting reports

    Nairobi mall shooting leaves at least 11 dead amid conflicting reports
    JOHANNESBURG -- At least 11 people were killed Saturday after masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The gunmen reportedly took others hostage in what police described as a terrorist attack, with witnesses...
  • The band Hanson has a beer, and it's really called Mmmhops

    The band Hanson has a beer, and it's really called Mmmhops
    It's been a minute since we've heard from Hanson, the '90s boy band known for never knowing when to get a hair cut and their incessant use of the term "Mmmbop." The boys are back -- now men over the age of 21 -- and they're making beer.  Yes, the little...
  • Family escapes raging Silver fire as their home and pets burn

    Family escapes raging Silver fire as their home and pets burn
    In the early afternoon hours of Wednesday, Kymberley Heighes was at a friend’s house when she got an unnerving text message from her neighbor. A photo showed a billowing wall of smoke bearing down on her Poppet Flats home near Banning. As the...
  • Brush fire near Wrightwood forces evacuations

    Brush fire near Wrightwood forces evacuations
    A brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon near Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest, and firefighters were battling the flames in steep terrain while some neighborhoods were being evacuated. Named the Sharp fire, the blaze was reported at 12:13 p....
  • Sharp fire near Wrightwood doubles in size

    Sharp fire near Wrightwood doubles in size
    A brush fire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday has doubled in size to at least 60 acres, prompting officials to triple the number of firefighters assigned to the blaze. About 300 firefighters were battling the Sharp fire in...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze in steep forest terrain grows to 100 acres

    Sharp fire: Blaze in steep forest terrain grows to 100 acres
    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town. The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze now 40% contained, two firefighters hurt

    Sharp fire: Blaze now 40% contained, two firefighters hurt
    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...
  • Kenya says Nairobi mall siege is over, with 72 dead

    Kenya says Nairobi mall siege is over, with 72 dead
    NAIROBI, Kenya — President Uhuru Kenyatta declared an end to the Nairobi shopping mall siege after a final day of shooting and explosions Tuesday, but many key questions about the terrorist attack remained unanswered. In a somber speech to the...
  • Taliban leader calls for peace talks, new attacks on foreign troops

    Taliban leader calls for peace talks, new attacks on foreign troops
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country. In a...
  • Mayor Filner to step down Friday; special election in the works

    Mayor Filner to step down Friday; special election in the works
    SAN DIEGO — Under his resignation deal with the City Council, Bob Filner will remain as mayor until the end of business hours Friday, complete with a police security detail and a relinquishing of his keys to his office. But planning has already...
  • Bob Filner faces new harassment claim from longtime city employee

    Bob Filner faces new harassment claim from longtime city employee
    SAN DIEGO -- A longtime city employee will file a legal action against the city and Mayor Bob Filner accusing him of sexual harassment, according to the employee's attorney. Attorney Dan Gilleon said the action will be for "battery, gender violence,...