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Lost MLK tapes found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

NEW YORK (AP) - The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ailing San Onofre nuclear plant downsizes staff

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) - Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women criticize lack of DNC child care

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood tax break prompts debate over economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers had a robust debate about California's tax code and how it alternately punishes and favors certain industries as they took up legislation that would extend a tax credit for the film and television industry.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


West Hollywood approves plastic bag ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Another California city has banned plastic bags at store checkouts.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA probing possible California slaughterhouse recall

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows - some unable to walk - being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fresno man pleads guilty to driver license scheme

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he conspired to illegally produce California commercial driver's licenses.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghan rocket strike hits top U.S. general's plane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday, damaging the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, the U.S. military said. The general was safe in his quarters at the time and later left the country aboard another aircraft.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge fire burns to edge of 3 small California towns

MANTON, Calif. (AP) - Aided by a shift in wind direction, firefighters made a stand against a huge lightning-sparked wildfire burning on the edge of three small Northern California towns.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TransUnion: Late auto-loan payments fall in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans are making their car payments on time, a trend that has sent the rate of overdue auto loans to the lowest level on records dating back more than a decade.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP delegates want tough talk at convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans heading to their party convention are eager to hear an earful about the shortcomings of President Barack Obama's record, the woeful U.S. economy and the competing visions of the two presidential candidates. What they aren't looking for is any mention of compromise, which most Americans say is necessary to get the nation back on track.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Listen to radios? Watch TVs? Not for Class of '16

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Endangered whales invade California coastal waters

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Grab your camera and binoculars: There's rarely been a better time to go whale-watching off the California coast.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NBC: Michael J. Fox will return to series TV

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has made it official: Michael J. Fox is coming back to series TV more than a decade after he left to concentrate on fighting Parkinson's disease.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Divers fail to find body of missing swimmer

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Divers searching for a 19-year-old man believed to have drowned at a rocky ocean cove near Los Angeles failed to find his body for a second day Thursday.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cartel enforcer extradited to U.S.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A reputed top enforcer for the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to face federal charges in San Diego, six months after his capture in the Netherlands.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Famed Baker thermometer rises again

BAKER. (AP) - A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert is once again a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA animal rights activitists await hearing

CHICAGO (AP) - Two animal rights activists from Los Angeles are accused of setting off on a cross-country trip last summer with the aim of freeing animals from farms that raise minks and foxes for furs.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads police to tons of pot

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Police in Central California said Thursday they seized more than 3 tons of packaged marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul driver who ran a red light.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Angler Will Not Be Cited by CDFW for Hooking White Shark from Manhattan Beach Pier

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced they found no evidence state fishing laws were violated by an angler who hooked a white shark from the Manhattan Beach Pier.

July 10, 2014 | Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Signal AP


Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

MILTON, Ga. (AP) - Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leader asks Brown not to appeal teacher ruling

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown not to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs tax bill that will benefit Tesla plant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin that also includes language to help California-based electric car maker Tesla.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling returned to the witness stand Thursday in a trial to determine whether she has the right to sell Donald Sterling's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Researchers try to save huge US salamander

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) - With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 children, parents killed in Texas shooting

SPRING, Texas (AP) - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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