HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Residents are debating whether to get back into the oil business, 80 years after this wealthy coastal town first banned drilling.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Samuel L. Jackson visits Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles twice a month. Employees there keep a box stuffed with the latest comic books and graphic novels.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Activist investor Dan Loeb and two other directors nominated by his hedge fund are leaving Yahoo's board after big gains in the Internet company's stock price over the past year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected - as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law "clearly invalid and unconstitutional."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her Upland home to and from her family's sushi restaurant. She had put only 10,000 miles on her 2006 Camry in about four years.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild is sluggish after a thunderstorm.
LONDON (AP) - The heir is almost apparent.
Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true.
BOSTON (AP) - Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writing about him.
MIAMI (AP) - Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
ATLANTA (AP) - What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State?
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Government troops fired mortar rounds that slammed into a main market in a town in northern Syria on Sunday, killing at least 20 civilians, activist groups said.
CINCINNATI (AP) - With the survival of a species on the line, Cincinnati Zoo scientists are hoping to mate their lone female Sumatran rhino with her little brother.
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news that furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year, and it might get worse.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Southern California aided by heavy rain in the mountains above Palm Springs were starting to turn the tide Sunday on a stubborn wildfire that has burned across more than 40 square miles, destroyed a handful of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
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