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Study: 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone - not too hot and not too cold for life.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Insurance broker sentenced for scamming Tom Hanks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents of teen killed by Calif. deputy sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The parents of a Northern California teen fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy alleged that their son was gunned down too quickly and without legal justification in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wounded TSA officer speaks out after LAX attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration officer who was wounded in a gunman's deadly attack at Los Angeles International Airport is speaking out for the first time.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


100-year-old Calif. man skydives on birthday

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stress of coaching can add up quick in the NFL

The hours are brutal, and so are the expectations of millions who sit in judgment of what you do on Sunday afternoon.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ax-wielding woman chases thief from home

HEMET (AP) - Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax - and she used one to chase a burglar from her house.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple to open Phoenix-area plant, employ 700

PHOENIX (AP) - Apple Inc. says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UC San Diego plans to open stem cell center

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Officials at the University of California, San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court could soon take up new abortion case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined for now to jump back into the long-running legal fight over abortion, but a flood of new state restrictions has increased the chances that the issue soon will be back before the justices.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher shot at LAX upgraded to good condition

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a high school teacher wounded at Los Angeles International Airport has been upgraded to good condition.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite.

November 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria government vows to vaccinate all children

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A senior Syrian official vowed Monday that authorities would vaccinate the country's children against polio after 10 cases emerged in the northeast, saying the government would work with international organizations to ensure even rebel-held areas were reached.

November 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saudi foreign minister, Kerry patch over relations

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - The United States and Saudi Arabia promised each other and the region Monday that they would continue to work together, with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal saying "our two friendly countries" are busy dealing jointly with troublesome issues like Syria, Iran and the Mideast peace process.

November 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sea World orca trainers begin using safety vests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Advertisers leaving Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds probe crash of planes over San Francisco Bay

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota moving US base from California to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


George Clooney engaged to UK attorney, firm says

LONDON (AP) - George Clooney -Hollywood's most eligible bachelor - is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway boy's refugee mom cries for son

SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on commissioner in Clippers controversy

The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll climbs to 17

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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