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'Batkid' fighting crime in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crooks beware! Batkid is fighting crime Friday on the mean streets of San Francisco.

November 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retailers take on Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.

November 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marines killed in Calif. were doing dangerous job

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The job is one of the most dangerous in the Marine Corps.

November 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Father of California assemblyman killed in home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police investigating the killing of a California assemblyman's father said Thursday there were no indications the shooting was politically motivated.

November 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


16-year-old injured in Calif. camper explosion

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was critically injured when a camper in front of a Northern California home exploded following a propane leak.

November 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

NEW YORK (AP) - For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear?

November 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Possible sinkhole reported in yard in Florida

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened in a backyard in Pinellas County on Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Should students learn cursive? Some states say yes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

November 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Obama to allow sale of canceled plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS to air special marking Beatles' arrival

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is planning a two-hour special to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Whitey Bulger gets life for racketeering, killings

BOSTON (AP) - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his murderous reign in the 1970s and '80s, bringing to a close a case that exposed FBI corruption so deep that many people across the city thought he would never be brought to justice.

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio jury convicts ex-fugitive in $100M fraud case

CLEVELAND (AP) - A mysterious defendant in a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud case was convicted Thursday of racketeering, theft, money laundering and other charges.

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attacks against Shiites in Iraq kill at least 41

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide attacker and twin bomb blasts on Thursday targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said.

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. signs bill legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago.

November 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Assemblyman Gatto's father killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto has been fatally shot in his Los Angeles home that had been ransacked, authorities said Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Governor orders more actions on California drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prom-date rejection probed in Conn. killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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