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Offers flooding in after woodland hermit's cabin burns down

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” whose cabin burned down on wooded property where he was squatting for 27 years has been inundated with offers from as far away as California for a new place to live. David...

No testimony yet from heir Robert Durst at his murder trial

Aug. 05, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst will have to wait at least until Monday to take the stand in his own defense, as a surprise early ending to the court day brought another delay to a murder trial that has seen an endless string them of them. The New York real estate heir...

'We lost Greenville.' Wildfire shuts down national park

Aug. 05, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 3-week-old wildfire engulfed a tiny Northern California mountain town, wiping out historic buildings and leaving much of the historic downtown and blocks of homes in ashes, while a new wind-whipped blaze also destroyed homes as crews braced for another explosive...

$45M mansion sale reflects hot Hawaii real estate market

Aug. 05, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A San Francisco investment banker recently sold his Maui mansion to a retired hedge fund CEO and a Hollywood actress for $45 million. The cash sale of the oceanfront house in Kihei reflects a hot Hawaii real estate market fueled by a pandemic that has...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Can Pac-12 produce playoff-worthy champ?

Aug. 05, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Pac-12 parity has been counterproductive for the conference in the College Football Playoff era. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group joins AP’s Ralph Russo to preview the football season in the West Coast’s Power...

Saudi case against Twitter user may have its roots in US

Aug. 05, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi humanitarian aid worker's anonymous Twitter account used for satire about Saudi Arabia's economy landed him in prison in the kingdom over three years ago. But the story may have roots in an elaborate ploy that began in Silicon...

Dodgers sign Hamels, add depth to depleted rotation

Aug. 05, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a $3.05 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the end of the season, adding more depth to a pitching staff that has been racked with injuries. Halem will earn about $1 million...

Scherzer Ks 10 in debut, Dodgers hit 4 HRs to beat Astros

Aug. 05, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer has accomplished many things during his 14-year major league career, but it wasn't until his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that he got to enjoy this particular experience: A seventh-inning curtain call. ...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Felipe Mora gives Timbers a 1-1 draw with the Earthquakes

Aug. 05, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in first-half stoppage time to pull the Portland Timbers into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. The Earthquakes (4-7-6) struck first with a second-chance goal from Javier López in the 25th minute. ...