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Puerto Rico defaults on multimillion-dollar debt amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government on Wednesday announced another multimillion-dollar default as the crisis-wracked U.S. territory seeks to restructure nearly $70 billion in public debt.<p>The government said it missed $312 million worth of bond payments including $279 million owed …

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Opening Day of Oktoberfest: Pictures

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Clippers' Blake Griffin has stepped up activities but is not cleared to play

A thought struck<p>ClippersCoach Doc Riversas he watched Blake Griffinwork out Wednesday.<p>"In my mind I'm thinking, well, we could use some of that tonight," Rivers said later in the day before the Clippers faced the<p>Oklahoma City Thunderat Staples Center. "I actually said, 'Can he play tonight?' "<p>That …

Weird Weather Pattern Turns Weather Upside-Down Across U.S.

SEATTLE — A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been …


Massacre particularly painful for hard-luck California city

For a city that's been trying to dig itself out of bankruptcy for three years, where public services have been slashed and about a third of its 215,000 residents live in poverty, the massacre at San Bernardino's Inland Regional Center was a particularly painful punch to the gut.<p>The nonprofit …