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Audit questions NASA's plan for former rocket site

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - NASA has agreed to an "excessive and unnecessarily costly cleanup" of a former rocket test facility near Los Angeles that was the site of a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, the space agency's watchdog said Thursday.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Melrose' actress gets 3 years for deadly NJ crash

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A former "Melrose Place" actress who was drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, infuriating the victim's relatives, who had hoped for the 10-year maximum.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiffany sues Costco over engagement rings

NEW YORK (AP) - A Tiffany & Co. subsidiary is suing Costco, claiming the wholesale club operator has been selling engagement rings wrongly labeled "Tiffany" rings.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'What to Expect' daughter Emma Bing gives birth

NEW YORK (AP) - Emma Bing, the inspiration for the pregnancy bible "What to Expect When You're Expecting," has given birth in Los Angeles to a boy.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The long, slow journey back to port for a crippled Carnival cruise ship and its miserable passengers suffered another setback Thursday when a tow line snapped, setting the vessel adrift once again.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Make preschool available to all 4-year-olds

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


14 arrested in market manipulating scheme

LOS ANGELES - Federal authorities have arrested 14 people named in two federal indictments that allege long-term schemes to manipulate stock prices that led to more than 20,000 investors losing over $30 million when artificially inflated stock prices collapsed. As one defendant described his scheme during a wiretapped phone call: "What I do is turn stock into money."

February 14, 2013 | source: LA US District Attorney's Office | Signal AP


Corona-Bud revise deal to appease regulators

NEW YORK (AP) - Anheuser-Busch InBev changed the terms of its proposed $20.1 billion acquisition of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo Thursday in an attempt to push through a deal that federal regulators say will kill competition.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dorner wallet found in house

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

HOUSTON (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner voices skepticism on budget prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner expressed doubts Wednesday that the Republican-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate could reach agreement on a budget and avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize economic growth.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lady Gaga cancels rest of tour due to injured hip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her tour dates due to a hip injury.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Epic to pull song with offending Lil Wayne lyric

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric that has offended the family of Emmett Till.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mother says she forgave man who held boy in bunker

The mother of an Alabama boy held for days in an underground bunker said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that she forgave her son's captor early in the standoff and asked authorities not to harm him.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner: Up to Democrats to prevent budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday it's unlikely the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate will prevent a wave of automatic spending cuts from beginning to strike the economy in two weeks. Yet he sounded hopeful about avoiding a partial shutdown of the government when a temporary spending bill expires next month.

February 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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