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No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

BERLIN (AP) - The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Who's watching? 3-D TV is no hit with viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Orlins knows everything about producing TV in three dimensions. The ESPN producer has captured the undulating greens of Augusta National and the flying motor bikes of the X-Games for ESPN's 3-D channel. But he can only guess how well his shows resonate with viewers. That's because 3-D audiences are so small they can't be measured by Nielsen's rating system.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities drilled through concrete and removed wet soil samples in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kodak plans to end consumer inkjet printer sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Kodak said Friday that it plans to stop selling consumer inkjet printers and will eliminate 200 more jobs than previously projected as it requested more time to submit its framework for emerging from bankruptcy protection.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Higher gas costs push US consumer spending up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans boosted their spending in August even though their income barely grew. Much of the spending increase went to pay higher gas prices, which may have forced consumers to cut back elsewhere.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3rd Calif. officer charged in homeless man's death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A third former Fullerton police officer has been charged in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent confrontation with police last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumers more confident in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher stock prices and rising home values boosted a measure of consumer confidence in September to its second-highest level in nearly five years.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Intel previews tablets powered by its new chip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Intel previewed a wave of tablet computers powered by a microprocessor that the company redesigned to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing mobile market.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 arrested in art heist at Calif. financier's home

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Two suspects are under arrest after Santa Monica police say they recovered about $10 million worth of art stolen from the home of a Southern California financier by following up on a tip.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars - a find that the mission's chief scientist called exciting.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


United Airlines gets 1st 787

U.S. travelers are going to be seeing a lot more of the 787, the lightweight jet built to reduce flier fatigue and airline fuel bills.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Minn. office shooter among 'several' dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company Thursday was among "several" people found dead inside the building, according to police officials who won't specify how many people were killed.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday determined a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal reached for huge desalination plant in Calif.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County Water Authority announced a tentative agreement Thursday to buy the entire output of what will be the Western hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant, clearing a major hurdle for construction to begin.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California law will aid injured student athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will become the first state to mandate financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries in some of the state's top college sports programs under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Thursday.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zillow buying Trulia

NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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