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Vendors recall Venice Beach horror

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One minute, Mustafa Balci was sitting in a lawn chair next to his wife at their booth on the Venice Beach boardwalk, enjoying the leisurely summer scene.

August 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space

TOKYO (AP) - Japan has launched the world's first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" toward the International Space Station.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerful Calif. water district backs tunnel plan

FIVE POINTS, Calif. (AP) - As a giant harvesting machine uprooted and sucked in hundreds of tomato plants a row at a time, Dan Errotabere contemplated massive strips of bare land on his farm.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tighter security at some US missions over al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Security forces on Sunday closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols near some of the 22 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers find body of Mt. Hood snowboarder

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) - A dozen rescuers armed with chain saws and other tools chipped away at tons of ice and snow Sunday to the recover the body of a 25-year-old snowboarder killed when an ice tunnel collapsed on Oregon's Mount Hood.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury to hear closing arguments in Bulger trial

BOSTON (AP) - After listening to nearly eight weeks of testimony, jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger are set to hear closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys as each side lays out its view of the case.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'2 Guns' shoots to No. 1 at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "2 Guns" is No. 1 at the weekend box office.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama turns 52 today

WASHINGTON (AP) - Instead of "Hail to the Chief," President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of "Happy Birthday" this weekend.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man arrested in Venice Beach hit and run

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 others.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fort Hood and the rarity of military executions

DALLAS (AP) - Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked in with two handguns and enough ammunition to commit one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

August 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top US officials meet to discuss embassy threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. President Barack Obama was briefed following the session, the White House said.

August 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime NBC news correspondent John Palmer dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday after a brief illness at a Washington hospital.

August 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dying 2-year-old is Pa. couple's best man

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) - Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man Saturday afternoon for his parents' Pennsylvania wedding.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego clerk withdraws bid to revive Prop. 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County government official in charge of issuing marriage licenses has withdrawn a legal bid to stop gay marriage because another group already has a similar challenge pending.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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