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LA pays settlement to newspaper carriers injured in Dorner case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city has agreed to give $40,000 to two women whose pickup was shot up by a Police Department protection detail that mistook their newspaper delivery vehicle for the truck driven by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner during his rampage, officials announced Thursday.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Foreclosure rates falling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While the nation's foreclosure woes persist, new data show they're easing amid a resurgent housing market, rising home prices and efforts by some states to buy homeowners more time to avoid losing their homes.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruise line sends passengers home by air

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) - Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Dream headed to the airport Thursday instead of sailing home after an on-board generator problem halted their trip in the latest maintenance headache for the world's largest cruise line.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

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


Software glitch delays 660,000 tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns.

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


Denver Nuggets owner buying Outdoor Network

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke is adding the Outdoor Network to his sports empire.

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


Missing movie exec's car found; homicide suspected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California authorities say they've found the car of a 20th Century Fox executive who vanished nearly a year ago and they now believe he is dead.

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


Shark used for Calif Kmart commercial dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 5-foot-long shark has died after being put in a pool at a Los Angeles home that was used for filming of a Kmart commercial.

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


Study makes chilling forecast about quake, tsunami

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - More than 10,000 people could die when - not if - a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, a new study predicts.

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


Furloughs increase Calif's long-term costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.

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


Gulf spill trial: Contractor finds cement samples

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon rig has discovered cement samples possibly tied to the ill-fated drilling project that weren't turned over to the Justice Department after the 2010 oil spill, a lawyer for the contractor said Thursday.

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


Ex-boss: NY rampage suspect was 'spooky'

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Police SWAT teams navigated a cluttered, abandoned bar to find the suspect in four fatal shootings holed up in a small room, killing him in a shootout early Thursday with officers after a nearly 19-hour standoff that paralyzed an upstate New York village.

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


Brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient.

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


Calif. bill would permit online courses for credit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California would allow private, online education companies to offer courses for credit at state colleges and universities, under a bill introduced Wednesday in the state Legislature.

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


Kobe Bryant out indefinitely with sprained ankle

ATLANTA (AP) - Kobe Bryant has been playing some of his best basketball since the All-Star break, almost single-handedly pushing the Los Angeles Lakers into the playoff race.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage - and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh - is hoping to make public policy of her own.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year's end.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq is airlifting some 4,000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there, authorities said Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skateboarder nears end of cross-country trek

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kevin Kreider hasn't been skateboarding long, but that didn't stop him from attempting a cross-country trek.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought hits state's parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought is beginning to dry up the water supplies for some state parks, including some of the system's most popular places.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Inmate injures prison guard

SOLEDAD (AP) - A state prison guard was sent to a hospital Friday after being stabbed repeatedly in the back of the head by an inmate armed with a handmade weapon.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chinese national faces hacking charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


49ers WR Bruce Ellington focused on NFL career

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kashkari assails Brown on education, the needy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor says incumbent Jerry Brown is indifferent to the plight of poor and minority students in struggling California schools.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CalArts jazz program founder Charlie Haden dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) - Bassist Charlie Haden, who founded the jazz studies program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, died at the age of 76 on Friday.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

NEW YORK (AP) - As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California court clarifies 3 strikes law in ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled that two felony convictions stemming from a single act cannot be counted as separate strikes under the state's three strikes sentencing law.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NEA wants Duncan's resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America's long wars.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

SPRING, Texas (AP) - A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

July 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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