Archive for May 5th, 2013


Springs Fire
The Camarillo Springs wildfire is 80 percent contained Monday. Firefighters say full containment expected Tuesday.
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Valley fever hits thousands in parched Calif,, AZ farm regions

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.
Libyan-born, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Deghayes was imprisoned from 2002 to 2007. While there, he went on three hunger strikes to protest his imprisonment. No charges were ever filed against him.

Former detainee talks of desperation in Guantanamo Bay

Omar Deghayes is one of hundreds of former detainees who have been released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay over the past several years.
Centuries of grime was removed during the recent restoration, revealing the men with the headdresses.
A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican dating to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.
Honduran Army soldiers patrol streets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in April. Gang violence has many Hondurans fleeing to the U.S.

Violence, hardship fuels Central American immigration to US

While Mexican immigration to the U.S. has slowed in recent years, the number of Central Americans heading north has been on the rise.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron Man 3" had the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year for "The Avengers," which teamed him with other Marvel Comics heroes.
An image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an airstrike hitting the area around Damascus, Syria, early Sunday.

Israel reportedly attacks Syrian military research center early Sunday (video)

Israeli warplanes attacked the center near Damascus, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media, leading Syria to deem it a "declaration of war."
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A limousine traveling on a major bridge in the San Francisco area burst into flames, killing five female passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped, authorities said Sunday.
A cruise run by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., exposes guests to the "urban ocean" in the country's biggest shipping terminal.
Instead of traveling alongside picturesque beaches, this boat takes passengers on a tour that includes sea lions and trash, juxtaposing Long Beach's commercial might with a fragile ecosystem.
Glendale Fire
When Captain Harges of Glendale’s Fire Company 23 heard a fire had broken out in Chevy Chase Canyon Friday, he feared the worst.
Italy Vatican Pope

LA Muslims see hope for interfaith relations in the new Catholic Pope Francis

Initial actions by the newly installed Pope Francis — such as washing the feet of Muslim inmates — have given hope to local Islamic leaders for better relations with the Church.


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