Cause of California wildfire appears accidental

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A flow of damp air from the Pacific Ocean helped firefighters in their battle against a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains in Southern California. Fire crews on Saturday worked to create miles of…

Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City passed away at the…

Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed and five others survived a limousine fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge late Saturday night. California Highway Patrol Officer Amelia Jack tells KGO-TV that five…

Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A Utah soccer referee who was critically injured and in a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game died Saturday night, police said. Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City…

Man accused of lying after bombings seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the bombings and isn’t a…

Low-level eruption at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists say there were two or three minor explosions at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano on Saturday morning. The Alaska Volcano Observatory and U.S. Geological Survey say satellites detected a small, low-altitude ash cloud and elevated…

Winds topple trees, spark fires in Central Oregon

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Winds gusting to 40 mph wreaked havoc on parts of Central Oregon Saturday, toppling trees that blocked roads and downing power lines that sparked wildfires and forced the evacuation of several dozen homes. About…

Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 5, the 125th day of 2013. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1813, Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, considered the father of existentialism, was born in…

Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from way back in the pack and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic. When the…

Obama back in US after trip to Mexico, Costa Rica

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is back in the U.S. after a trip that took him to Mexico and Costa Rica over three days. Air Force One arrived at Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base, outside of Washington,…

Fans flock to Scranton, Pa., for ‘The Office’ fete

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The actors who play Pam, Jim, Dwight and other beloved characters from the popular NBC show “The Office” bade farewell on Saturday to the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton that served as the TV…

Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from far back in the pack and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic. When the…

Phoenix gun buybacks set before law forces sales

PHOENIX (AP) — Just days after Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law designed to hinder police participation in gun buyback events, the city of Phoenix on Saturday held the first of three buybacks that organizers are calling the…