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Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer for Apple said Tuesday that Samsung was having a "crisis of design" after the launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pit bulls gnaw minivan in bid to get kitten

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Attacking pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a Southern California minivan flattened the vehicle's tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More cases of syphilis in porn found by LA inquiry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Surprise' giraffe dies after surgery at Ca. zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A giraffe calf whose birth at the Santa Barbara Zoo surprised staffers who did not know his mother was pregnant has died after a dental procedure.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clovis schools sued over its sex education program

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Ex-Neb. hoops star faked anti-gay attack

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Slaughterhouse investigated for inhumane practices

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students tweeted moments before their death

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - They were seemingly ordinary tweets from two friends hanging out on a railroad bridge in their hometown, enjoying one last summer night together before heading back to college.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lost MLK tapes found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

NEW YORK (AP) - The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ailing San Onofre nuclear plant downsizes staff

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) - Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women criticize lack of DNC child care

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood tax break prompts debate over economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers had a robust debate about California's tax code and how it alternately punishes and favors certain industries as they took up legislation that would extend a tax credit for the film and television industry.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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