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Los Angeles apartment evacuated and devices found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A police bomb squad was detonating homemade explosive devices found in an apartment on Wednesday after a traffic stop revealed a potentially dangerous liquid in a man's car, authorities said.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Holder defends subpoenas for AP telephone records

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shrinks, critics face off over psychiatric manual

CHICAGO (AP) - In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one's death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain "senior moments" are called "mild neurocognitive disorder."

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


Google unveils maps, photo, music features

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase its latest services. Announcements included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network, including tools for sharing and enhancing photos.

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


House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.

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


OJ testifies in bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than four years after the world last heard from O.J. Simpson in court, one of the nation's most famous prisoners spoke again Wednesday in a bid to win freedom from a sentence that could keep him behind bars until he dies.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hikers won't have to pay cost of rescue

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two hikers lost for days in the Southern California wilderness won't be charged the $160,000 it took to find them.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, widening a probe that includes investigations by three committees in Congress.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) - States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level to .05_matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 co-op startups in Ore. health insurance market

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two startup cooperatives have joined a crowded health insurance market in Oregon, offering a consumer-run experience and hoping to draw customers who prefer smaller not-for-profits, or who support underdogs and alternative, DIY culture.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials ID 3 of 5 found dead in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have identified three of the five people found dead in string of homicides in northern Nevada.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


At actress's Geneva jewel auction, $3M for 1 gem

GENEVA (AP) - Sotheby's has auctioned off jewels belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond once owned by a shah of Persia.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Saints, Chargers RB Chuck Muncie dead at 60

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man rescued from chimney in LA's Sylmar area

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they saved a man who was stuck in a chimney at a Los Angeles recreation center after he called 911 from the tight space.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban

DENTON, Texas (AP) - The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) - When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts?

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire threatens dozens more homes

REDDING (AP) - A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities say was sparked by exhaust from a truck was threatening dozens of additional homes on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 arrested in theft of cheese vans

MANTECA (AP) - Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing three Volkswagen minibuses that were customized to look like bright orange Tillamook cheese loafs.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fines for water-wasters OK’d

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California approves fines for water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man faces 3 murder counts in California rampage

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena has been charged with three counts of murder.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Star's encounter with stalker described

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sandra Bullock's recent encounter with a stalker in her home reads like a scene from a scary movie in newly released documents, painting a portrait of an obsessed fan who described himself as her "husband."

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Investor submits signatures to split California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Silicon Valley venture capitalist is submitting signatures for a ballot initiative that calls for splitting California into six separate states.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yellen says economy still needs Fed support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.

July 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 hurt in train, car collision in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One person has been injured in the collision of a car and a Metro Rail train on the 1st Street Bridge east of downtown Los Angeles.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP head says beating shows need for more training

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the California Highway Patrol says a video showing an officer punching a woman indicates a need for more training on how to handle the mentally ill.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

BERLIN (AP) - At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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