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Iran’s Supreme Leader: No Talks With the US at Any Level

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level"— remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries' presidents at the U.N. later thi...
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LA Opera to Investigate Placido Domingo Over Accusations

SAN FRANCISCO — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment a...
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Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter Paid for Affairs With Campaign Cash

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court...

Dyer, Janz and Smittcamp Meet. What Did They Talk About?

It was hardly the kind of meeting that could be kept a secret. Andrew Janz, who has announced he's running for Fresno mayor, and police chief Jerry Dyer, who is "strongly considering" jumping in, met with Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp on Fr...