May 29, 2015

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Investigation of California oil spill cause could take months

GOLETA, Calif. — The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster. Bad weather slowed cleanup efforts early Friday at the spill site in Santa Barbara County, where gusty Read More…

Drought-stricken California facing tough decisions

FRESNO, Calif. — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought. Regulators with the state Water Resources Read More…

Korean ‘nut rage’ case takes twist as prison sentence suspended

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate the aviation security Read More…

Australia invading Europe for song contest

VIENNA — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia. The land Down Under is making its debut in Europe’s favorite songfest, invited as a wild card due to its strong fan base. Its entry, Guy Sebastian, is one of the bookmakers’ favorites. Sebastian is Read More…

Harden loses ball in final possession as Warriors hold on for win

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better. James Harden had the ball in his hands in transition with the chance to win the game and tie the Western Conference finals at a game apiece. Harden’s chance at a potential game-winning shot was squandered when Golden State knocked the ball away Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How vast extremist recruiting network nets legionnaires As many as 17,000 people from more than 90 countries have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage holy war for the Islamic State group. 2. Ancient city falls to Read More…

People from around the world coming to fight … for Islamic State

PANKISI GORGE, Georgia — One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war. In Minneapolis, Minn., a 20-year-old stole her friend’s passport to make the same hazardous journey. From New Zealand, came a former security guard; from Canada, a hockey Read More…

Reports: Islamic State now controls Palmyra ruins

DAMASCUS, Syria — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq. The Islamic State’s capture of the town of Palmyra Read More…

Malaysia mounting naval search and rescue for migrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it will search for the refugees in desperate need of help instead of waiting for them to wash up on Southeast Asia’s shores. In Read More…

Video captures chaos of Waco gunfight

WACO, Texas — When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting. A few tried to direct people to safety, crawling on all fours heading for cover. One biker ran away with blood Read More…