PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.
Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

In this Aug. 19, 2009, file photo, a smiling Kenneth Ireland leaves Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., after all charges were dropped against him in connection with the rape and murder of Barbara Pelkey. New DNA evidence proved he did not commit the crimes. Ireland filed a wrongful imprisonment claim against the state seeking up to $8 million, and a hearing begins Tuesday, July 29, 2014, to determine how much he should be compensated. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.



Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

Water cascades down a stairway to a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavlion, home of UCLA basketball, background, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas says the water main, nearly a century old, would take another two hours to shut off. (AP Photo/Paul Phootrakul)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.



Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

Girls from a student sports team react as President Barack Obama greets patrons at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque restaurant Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Obama went to the restaurant to meet with four Kansas City residents who wrote him letters. According to the White House the Kansas City letter writers include a man who thanked Obama for student loan help he received, a single mother who described her challenges raising children and running a business, a teacher in a GED program and a woman who is active in her neighborhood association. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.





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