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Alex Smith, Chiefs deal worth $68M

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Alex Smith to an extension that will keep him as their quarterback for the long term. The Chiefs announced the deal but didn’t disclose terms, although a source said the contract covers four seasons. ESPN and various media reports have the extension worth about $68 million. “It was a pri [...]

Inside the US Embassy’s Annex i...

The U.S. embassy’s residential annex in Libya that was taken over by an Islamist-allied militia this weekend features an in-ground pool, a tennis court and a weight room in the palatial compound. U.S. personnel were evacuated from the site more than a month before the Dawn of Libya militia took control of the building this week [...]

Americans detained in North Korea cal...

Three Americans detained in North Korea were allowed to speak to reporters Monday. They called for the U.S. to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. A CNN reporter spoke with each of the captives for about five minutes at a hotel in Pyongyang. The CNN team was on a government tour when they were told the [...]

Moscow urges Ukraine talks to back ce...

Russia’s foreign minister urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine’s crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Russia would not intervene militarily in Ukraine, defying reports by the Ukrainian governm [...]

Friends Scare Off Men Trying to Kidna...

Police in New Hampshire continue to look for three men who tried kidnapping a college student as she walked home but were stopped by her friends. The attempted abduction happened near the University of New Hampshire in Durham early Friday morning. According to investigators, the woman told police she was walking home when three ̶ [...]

Tony Stewart Hits Wall in First Race ...

NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart was back behind the wheel, racing for the first time tonight since his car knocked a young driver to his death in another race three weeks ago, but didn’t get to the finish line. Stewart’s car hit the wall twice in the ORAL-B USA 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The second time [...]

Tony Stewart’s return ends earl...

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing. A little over halfway through his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and finished 41st at [...]

Community-led ESL program returns to ...

AZUSA >> School attendance is important to Azusa resident Maricela Torres. That’s why she has not missed a day this year at Grassroots ESL, a free community-driven English as a second language program that begins its second year t [...]

Baldwin Park Library to reopen Tuesda...

The new children’s reading area at the Baldwin Park Library August 25, 2014. The Baldwin Park Library will be reopening Sept. 2 after more than a year of renovations. The library closed in August 2013, for what was supposed to be a month’s long project. [...]

Authorities connect Nebraska heist to...

Surveillance image of the ‘AK-47 Bandit’ during a robbery at a Chino bank. (Courtesy of the FBI) The “AK-4 [...]