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A person familiar with the Jared Lee Loughner case says a court-appointed psychiatrist will testify Tuesday that Loughner is competent to enter a plea in the murders and attempted murders including the wounding of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines' attempt to thank its Facebook friends with a half-price ticket sale backfired when customers were inadvertently billed multiple times for a single flight - they're not feeling the "luv."
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday gave a lengthy speech to the army in praise of its role during the run-up to his election, proclaiming that he, his government and the powerful generals will cooperate for the future.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.
LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have taken into custody a carjacking suspect who shot at pursuing officers before surrendering on a Southern California freeway.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Mitt Romney raked in more than $1 million at a series of fundraisers at a Reno gated community, drawing a group of protesters who decried the influence of money in politics.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A parolee from Orange County has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on MySpace. Prosecutors say Matthew Castaneda received the sentence Friday in Santa Ana. He must also register as a sex offender for life. In May, jurors found him guilty of two felonies: aggravated sexual assault of a child and lewd acts on a child under 14. ...
BELL, Calif. (AP) - A police sergeant from the city of Bell who was forced to retire after reporting corruption in local government has been given his job back, along with a $400,000 settlement. The Los Angeles Times reports 59-year-old James Corcoran will receive $240,000 in lost wages and $160,000 in lawyer's fees in a settlement approved Wednesday. Corcoran alleged then-Chief Randy Adams retaliated when Corcoran reported allegations of voter fraud, unlawful vehicle seizures ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police have issued a warning about a series of robberies of people responding to items advertised for sale on Craigslist. Police say several people have been robbed at gunpoint over the last several weeks after agreeing to meet a person advertising a car or an electronic item for sale. KTVU-TV reports that at least four of the robberies took place this week, including one man who was robbed at ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Legislation that has the backing of California's attorney general would close a loophole in the nation's toughest assault weapons law, making it more difficult for guns to be swiftly reloaded with high-capacity magazines. Attorney General Kamala Harris and a Democratic state lawmaker are seeking the change in the wake of this summer's massacre at a Colorado movie theater. The state's regulations allow gun manufacturers to sell weapons in California with ...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA's souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown. The fiery punch through the tenuous Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph Sunday night marks the beginning of "seven minutes of terror" as the Curiosity rover aims for a bull's-eye landing inside a massive crater near the equator. The latest landing attempt is more nerve-racking ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A union official says reforms made to address excessive force in Los Angeles County jails have caused deputy morale to wither and could increase the risk of riots. Floyd Hayhurst, president of the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, spoke Friday before a county commission created to address jail abuse. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/Rk34nS) reports Hayhurst said that new constraints on deputies are robbing them of their authority. He ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When former model and philanthropist Phyllis Harvey died last year at the age of 59, little note was taken. Brief paid obituaries appeared in Los Angeles and her hometown paper in North Carolina. There was no mention of how she died. Nothing was said about her struggle with alcoholism and mental illness. And there was no reference to one of the final projects she helped fund with nearly a half ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street Friday.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies outside a home in Ventura County.
NEW YORK (AP) - A union official says a commuter train engineer caught himself nodding at the controls before the train started to veer off its tracks and derailed in New York City, killing four people.
Production on "Fast & Furious 7" is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from Apple after police found him hiding in the bushes near the company's corporate campus in Northern California.
Palmdale was ordered to hold a new election for City Council members next year after a Superior Court judge concluded there was discrimination against black and Latino voters in November citywide races.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without a top. It's cutting hair without a license.
HONOLULU (AP) - A kayak fisherman died Monday after a shark attack off Maui, local officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer during an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last month is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 14-year-old student flashed a pellet gun inside an Ohio high school, setting off a lockdown and short standoff Monday in a hallway before he was taken into custody and charged, police and a witness said.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said.