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Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. allows complete voter registration online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through an online registration system that launched Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies suspension of Calif. foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


17 more top universities offer free cyber courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tot tablets, retro brands are Toys R Us 'hot toys'

NEW YORK (AP) - It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays.

September 19, 2012 | By Associated PRess | Signal AP


Scandinavian magazine publishes Kate topless pics

COPENHAGEN (AP) - A Swedish celebrity magazine published topless photos of Britain's likely future queen Wednesday, and its sister publication in Denmark said it would do the same later this week.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters sour on economy, but Obama job approval up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Still sour on the state of the U.S. economy, Americans are nonetheless heading into the home stretch to Election Day feeling better about the country's future and about how President Barack Obama is doing his job, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

September 19, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover

HOUSTON (AP) - Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of the last retired shuttle many locals feel should have been permanently displayed there.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

PARIS (AP) - A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: I care about the poor and middle class

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors Wednesday that he cares about the poor and middle class as he tried to stem criticism and address concern from within his own party over secretly-recorded comments that he doesn't need to worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gates, Buffett again top Forbes' billionaires list

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil's slide continues, with crude near $92

Oil prices fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as traders realized that a recent run-up to $100 may have been overdone.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


News Summary: FDA urged to set arsenic standards

THE NEWS: The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups call for guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Murder defendant's DNA can be collected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for a prominent professional tennis referee charged with the coffee-cup killing of her husband have lost a bid to block prosecutors from taking a sample of her DNA.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury hears LA-area chef say on tape he cooked wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A chef on trial Tuesday for his wife's murder told sheriff's investigators that they couldn't find his wife's body because he had cooked it for four days in boiling water until little was left but her skull.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man detained after threats at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Paula customers hit with expensive Del Taco bills

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some customers.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


13th body pulled from Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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