Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father and son of a prominent Oregon ranching family plan to surrender at a California prison next week after a judge ruled they served too little time for setting fires that spread to government lands they leased to graze cattle.

  • Written by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Cities look at subsidized housing to stem teacher shortages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the days get shorter, first grade teacher Esmeralda Jiménez watches the dimming afternoon sky outside her classroom window the way her pupils watch the clock at dismissal time.

  • Written by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

4 shot dead including man, wife in suburban Los Angeles home

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — A man shot and killed his wife and two others in his home on New Year's Eve before his son wrestled the gun away and fatally shot him in a chain of events apparently set off by a dispute over a washing machine, authorities said.

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Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' dies at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died.

  • Written by ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

  • Written by SANDY COHEN, Associated Press MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press