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Smart TVs get smarter, by just a little bit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off "smart TVs."

January 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Detective: Holmes played puppets with paper bags

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - It was just hours after a deadly Colorado theater shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man accused of methodically planning the attack and booby trapping his apartment.

January 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boutique grocer gets 4 weeks for attempted pandering

PHOENIX (AP) - The former chief executive of an upscale Colorado-based grocery chain accused in a child prostitution case in Phoenix was sentenced Tuesday to four weeks in jail for his guilty plea to misdemeanor attempted pandering.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. insurance chief criticizes Anthem rate hike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says a rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross for some of the insurer's small-group members is unreasonable, but the insurer says it reflects the rising cost of health care.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton likely to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton likely will testify before the panel on Jan. 22 about the assault in Libya that killed four Americans.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spielberg earns 11th Directors Guild nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War epic "Lincoln" to pad the record he already held to 11 film nominations from the guild.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite plan would limit visitors

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A draft plan to limit crowding in Yosemite National Park to protect a river that runs through it would limit the number of daily visitors to roughly current levels.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest

Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Board of Equalization member calls Google app 'racist'

SAN FRANCISCO --- First District Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee issued the following statement demanding removal of several racist applications marketed through Google's "Google Play" platform for use on smart phones and tablets using Google's Android operating system. The applications, called "Make me Asian," "Make me Indian," and "Make me Irish," encourage users to modify pictures of themselves using stereotypical effects such as "war paint," a conical hat, or facial hair.

January 08, 2013 | Source: Betty T. Yee | Signal AP


Stocks fall in advance of earnings

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as traders awaited the start of the corporate earnings season.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. roasts to hottest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) - America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday as her Arizona hometown paused to mark the second anniversary of a deadly shooting rampage that left her with severe injuries.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McDonald's expands test flight for chicken wings

NEW YORK (AP) - First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald's could be adding "Mighty Wings" to its chicken menu.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman pleads guilty in 'total identity theft' case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An illegal immigrant accused of assuming the persona of a Texas teacher pleaded guilty Monday in a case that put a face on the growing crime of "total identity theft" in the United States.

January 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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