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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


West Hollywood approves plastic bag ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Another California city has banned plastic bags at store checkouts.

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


USDA probing possible California slaughterhouse recall

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows - some unable to walk - being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.

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


Fresno man pleads guilty to driver license scheme

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to allegations that he conspired to illegally produce California commercial driver's licenses.

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


Afghan rocket strike hits top U.S. general's plane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday, damaging the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, the U.S. military said. The general was safe in his quarters at the time and later left the country aboard another aircraft.

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


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Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

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


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

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


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

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


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

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


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

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


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

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


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


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