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Jury recommends death for Oakland killer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An Alameda County jury has recommended the death penalty for a 38-year-old Oakland man convicted of murdering three people seven years ago.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire burns home, threatens others in rural area

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - One home went up in flames and several others were threatened by a brush fire burning in heavy vegetation in a rural section of Riverside County.

August 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avoiding Olympic spoilers is a sport of its own

NEW YORK (AP) - Mandy Hauck turned 25 on Wednesday, but she's avoiding Facebook and her happy birthday messages to steer clear of Olympic spoilers about her favorite sport, fencing.

August 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that could cause crashes.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite's lost valley will be subject of vote

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - This fall San Franciscans will vote on a local measure with national implications: It could return to the American people a flooded gorge described as the twin of breathtaking Yosemite Valley.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California close to completing review of special funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State finance officials say they will soon complete a much-anticipated review of hundreds of special funds that was started after the state Department of Parks and Recreation underreported $53.8 million in two of its own funds.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US manufacturing sector shrank for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - Another strong gain in homebuilding pushed U.S. construction spending up for a third straight month in June.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Private survey: US economy added 163K jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - A private survey shows U.S. businesses kept hiring at a modest pace in July, suggesting the job market could be improving after three sluggish months.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NH man accused of setting sub fire to stay in jail

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A civilian shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine should remain in jail because he is too great a risk to society, a federal magistrate judge ruled Wednesday.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Defense official: Cuts hit warfighters, weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) - Warfighters heading to Afghanistan would receive less training while the Navy would be forced to buy fewer ships if lawmakers fail in the next five months to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors try to show Peterson staged scene

CHICAGO (AP) - A former neighbor who was among those who found Drew Peterson's third wife dead in her bathtub says he was immediately suspicious.

August 01, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing - tall, handsome and composed - and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House heading toward election-year tax showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - An election-year tax faceoff between Democrats and Republicans in the GOP-controlled House is heading toward a predictable outcome Wednesday.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

BALTIMORE (AP) - Medicare's war on fraud is going high-tech with the opening of a $3.6 million command center that features a giant screen and the latest computer and communications gear. That's raising expectations, as well as some misgivings.

August 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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