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S. Calif. store evacuated after report of gunman

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A Wal-Mart in Southern California was evacuated Monday after shoppers say they saw a man dressed in camouflage enter the store with what appeared to be an assault rifle or shotgun, authorities said.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Landmark thermometer an eyesore for Calif town

BAKER, Calif. (AP) - A giant thermometer built to attract motorists headed to and from Las Vegas has become an eyesore, and residents in this Southern California desert town are divided about whether to take the landmark down.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Cheaper for lawmakers to use personal cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Taxpayers save thousands of dollars when California lawmakers use their personal cars for legislative business rather than state-leased vehicles, a Sacramento Bee review of public records has found.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Twins paired up as co-principals of Calif. school

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Students at a Northern California middle school are looking at double the trouble if they misbehave.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lieberman fears country may go over 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators bickered Sunday over who's to blame for lurching the country toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," bemoaning the lack of a deal days before the deadline but bridging no differences in the debate.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unwavering NRA opposes any new gun restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - An unwavering National Rifle Association said Sunday that new gun regulations would not make children safer and that a White House task force on gun violence may try to undermine the Second Amendment.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man with gun at Moreno Valley Wal-Mart

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a Wal-Mart in Southern California after shoppers say they saw a man dressed in camouflage enter the store with what appeared to be an assault rifle or shotgun.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


"Hobbit" beats Hollywood stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm blows into area

A storm has pushed its way into Southern California, causing flooding in some areas and snarling holiday traffic in others.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands sign petition to deport Piers Morgan

LONDON (AP) - Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters shot dead in N.Y.

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - The police chief in Webster, N.Y., says that four firefighters were shot while responding to a blaze in the town near Rochester and that two are dead.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: US Sen. Crapo arrested, charged with DUI

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb, authorities said.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

BEIRUT (AP) - A government airstrike Sunday on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy charged with negotiating an end to the country's civil war.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ranchers split over US border security plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.

December 23, 2012 | By 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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