LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations. The MTA says there were 115 million riders on its light-rail and subway system last year - a 5 percent increase from 2012. But an LA Times analysis finds only 70 million of those rides were legal.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Officials in Yosemite National Park say a relentless air assault helped limit the spread of a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of about 100 homes and sent smoke into Yosemite Valley. The park remains open, and none of its treasures is threatened.
NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market. Both Zillow and San Francisco-based Trulia were founded nearly a decade ago. Zillow is based in Seattle.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the USOC's first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's new organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of life of the Olympics thanks to an agreement that a country's Olympic federation must sign when it puts a city up as a candidate to host the games.
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