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Judge refuses inquiry into corruption case plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused Tuesday to order a hearing to disclose details of her decision allowing former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo to plead no contest to 69 charges in a corruption case.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. court: Spanking with wooden spoon not abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A state appeals court on Tuesday tossed out child abuse findings against a frustrated Northern California mother who spanked her 12-year-old daughter hard enough with a wooden spoon to cause bruising.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family: Man who set self on fire was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents of malnourished boys make court appearance

DENVER (AP) - A Denver couple accused of starving their four young sons and keeping them in a filthy apartment strewn with cat feces, urine and flies made their first court appearance Tuesday and were advised of the felony child abuse charges against them.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctors: Argentine president 'evolving favorably'

BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Doctors removed a blood clot pressuring the right side of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's brain on Tuesday, relieving pressure that had been giving her headaches and numbness. Their report said she was "evolving favorably" after the surgery, and would remain hospitalized for now.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt Jihadi group says responsible for attack

CAIRO (AP) - A self-described Jihadi group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a satellite communications center south of the Egyptian capital.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentines worry after leader's skull surgery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Doctors siphoned blood from beneath the skull of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday, relieving pressure on her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

LONDON (AP) - A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd chemical weapons team heading for Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday the organization is sending a second team of inspectors to Syria to expand its high-stakes, high-risk mission to rid Syria of its poison gas stockpile.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 win Nobel Prize in physics

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

EUREKA (AP) - It was a perfect day for surfing. Except for the shark.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tribes mishandle funds, go unpunished

ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) - American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents. But federal authorities do little about it - due to a lack of oversight, resources or political will.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.

October 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fan-fueled red carpets present security challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zuckerberg gives $120 million to public schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki resigns amid VA health care scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police knew about killer's videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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