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Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clovis schools sued over its sex education program

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Ex-Neb. hoops star faked anti-gay attack

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Slaughterhouse investigated for inhumane practices

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students tweeted moments before their death

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - They were seemingly ordinary tweets from two friends hanging out on a railroad bridge in their hometown, enjoying one last summer night together before heading back to college.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lost MLK tapes found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

NEW YORK (AP) - The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ailing San Onofre nuclear plant downsizes staff

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) - Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women criticize lack of DNC child care

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood tax break prompts debate over economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers had a robust debate about California's tax code and how it alternately punishes and favors certain industries as they took up legislation that would extend a tax credit for the film and television industry.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


West Hollywood approves plastic bag ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Another California city has banned plastic bags at store checkouts.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA probing possible California slaughterhouse recall

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows - some unable to walk - being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fresno man pleads guilty to driver license scheme

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he conspired to illegally produce California commercial driver's licenses.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghan rocket strike hits top U.S. general's plane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday, damaging the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, the U.S. military said. The general was safe in his quarters at the time and later left the country aboard another aircraft.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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