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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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Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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