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$500 a month for free: Data shows how people spent the money

Oct. 3, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills. The 18-month, privately funded program started in February and involves 125 people in...

The Latest: Earthling visitors dwindling at Area 51 event

Sep. 21, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Earthling visitors are dwindling at an "Alienstock" festival in the remote Nevada desert, and the lights are off where an evening music program spot...

Authorities identify 5 more victims of California boat fire

Sep. 10, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities identified five additional victims Tuesday as divers searched for the last missing passenger who died in a fatal boat fire off the coast of California. As the families mourned, officials pursued a criminal investigation into the blaze that killed 34 people on Labor Day. Santa...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

Newly hired scientist for California among boat fire victims

Sep. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

Aboard were respected scientists, engineers, free spirits and parents with their teenage and adult children — all brought together over a passion for scuba diving. Two divers were celebrating their birthdays. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the...

Only 1 person remains missing from dive boat fire

Sep. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remained missing Wednesday after searchers recovered 33 bodies from the charred underwater wreckage of a dive boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast and sank on Labor Day. Among the victims were an engineer for Apple who went on the trip with...

California city tests buzzy campaign idea for income

Sep. 3, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something unusual in...

Teacher, Arizona couple among missing California divers

Sep. 3, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, California (AP) — A broken-hearted mother posted on her Facebook page Tuesday that her three daughters, their father and his wife were among those presumed dead after flames engulfed a dive boat off Southern California over the holiday weekend. Susana Rosas of Stockton, California, thanked...