California wildfire destroys 68 homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the hours before fire crews were able to corral a wildfire in rural far Northern California, wind-driven flames fueled by dry grass and brush tore through communities at an estimated 500 acres an…

South Korea hoists national flag in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean weightlifters marched with their national flag at the start of an international competition hosted by bitter rival North Korea — something of a milestone for two countries that were trading war…

Performer Prince Jazzbo dies in Jamaica at 62

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Prince Jazzbo, a rap reggae performer and producer whose career spanned 40 years, has died in his native Jamaica. He was 62. Jazzbo died at his St. Catherine parish home after a fight with…

Patriots lead Jets 13-10 heading into 4th quarter

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady connected with rookie Aaron Dobson on a 39-yard touchdown pass, and Devin McCourty set up another score with a 44-yard fumble return to help the New England Patriots open a 10-3 lead…

Friday, September 20

Today is Friday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2013. There are 102 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 480 B.C. – Greeks defeat Persians in naval battle of Salamis in Aegean Sea.…

US government to declassify parts of secret order

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will declassify parts of a 2008 secret court order that required Yahoo to turn over customer data under the National Security Agency’s PRISM data-gathering program. In a filing Thursday with…

Vols coach: Couch ineligible against No. 2 Oregon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday’s game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to…

Govt to declassify parts of secret order

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says it will declassify parts of a 2008 secret court order that required Yahoo to turn over customer data under the National Security Agency’s PRISM data-gathering program. In a filing Thursday with…

Hawaii to let nature clean harbor molasses spill

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials responding to a spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters plan to let nature clean things up, with boat crews collecting thousands of dead fish to determine the extent of environmental damage.…

Founder of Dolby Laboratories dies

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had…

Mich. man gets 50 months for $10.8M Medicare fraud

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a judge has sentenced a Detroit-area home health care business operator to 4 years, 2 months in prison for his role in a $1……