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Hobie Alter, who revolutionized surfing, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two words - surfboards and Hobie - were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New music coming from Michael Jackson estate

NEW YORK (AP) - A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook CEO reaps $3.3B gain from stock options

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard dorm room.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Asiana: Plane systems partly to blame in crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert its crew about problems with air speed, Asiana Airlines said in a filing with regulators released on Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DETROIT (AP) - If GM knew it had a problem, why wasn't something done to fix it?

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Engaged Johnny Depp shows off 'chick's ring'

BEIJING (AP) - Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday - indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters clash with police in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Animal mummies displayed at California museum

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No national system to track landslide hazards

SEATTLE (AP) - People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.

March 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry, Russian counterpart meet on Ukraine crisis

PARIS (AP) - Russia on Sunday set out demands for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, saying the former Soviet republic should be unified in a federation allowing wide autonomy to its various regions as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris in another bid to calm tensions.

March 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own parties.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 bridges blown up in Ukraine to block rebel city

NOVOBAKHMUTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up Monday - an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the rebel-held stronghold.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Halle Berry as a pregnant astronaut on 'Extant'

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't hate Halle Berry because she's beautiful.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights - a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Terry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World Cup quarters average 10M-plus viewers in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish-language Univision.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would help them stay clean, find jobs and avoid committing new crimes.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed in Southern California small plane crash

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials in Riverside County say three people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire challenges crews

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) - A rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night, challenging firefighters Sunday with rising temperatures and the threat of shifting winds, officials said.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of the Islamic extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering a sermon this week in the nation's second-largest city, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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