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Boeing engineers use spuds to improve in-air Wi-Fi

CHICAGO (AP) - If the wireless Internet connection during your holiday flight seems more reliable than it used to, you could have the humble potato to thank.

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


Calif. official says new payroll system in chaos

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $371 million overhaul of California's government payroll system is in chaos and in danger of collapsing, the state controller's office warned in a letter demanding fixes from the contractor.

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


Urban advocates say new gun control talk overdue

For years, voices have cried in the urban wilderness: We need to talk about gun control.

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


Raley's says union workers ratify new contract

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials at grocery chain Raley's say union workers have ratified a new labor contract.

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


Leagues poised to challenge NJ over sports betting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA are poised to move forward with their legal fight over New Jersey's plans to allow sports gambling.

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


Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Peter Leone was busy making deli sandwiches and working the register at his Newtown General Store when he got a phone call from Alaska. It was a woman who wanted to give him her credit card number.

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


Naomi Watts shared 'Impossible' with family

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To play a mother torn from her husband and sons by the 2004 tsunami, Naomi Watts sure wasn't going Method.

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


Court blocks California law banning gay therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight.

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


Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

MIAMI (AP) - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Their reactions ranged from supportive to disgusted.

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


CA prison officials revamp isolation cells policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prison officials tossed convicted killer Todd Ashker into California's notorious Security Housing Unit 25 years ago after "validating" him as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang.

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


Interstate 5 in NorCal open, but with restrictions

YREKA, Calif. (AP) - A section of Interstate 5 in far Northern California that was closed because of snow is open again - but only to drivers with snow chains on their tires.

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


Obama seeks scaled-down 'fiscal cliff' agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has scaled back his ambitions for a sweeping budget bargain with Republicans. Instead, he's calling for a limited measure sufficient to prevent the government from careening off the "fiscal cliff" in January by extending tax cuts for most taxpayers and forestalling a painful set of agency budget cuts.

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


Violence baked into popular culture

NEW YORK (AP) - Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas "Homeland" and "Dexter" last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.

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


Cruise goes back to what he does best in 'Reacher'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn't last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.

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


Rebel Wilson to host springtime MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Pitch Perfect" star and "Bridesmaids" scene-stealer Rebel Wilson is taking center stage.

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


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Administration names SoCal manufacturing zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog in hero cat video euthanized

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No end yet to salmonella outbreak tied to chicken

WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down

IRWINDALE (AP) - The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Poet, author Maya Angelou dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dreamliner set to land at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rumbling down the runway at New York's JFK airport, American Airlines pilot Bill Elder points the nose of the Boeing 787 skyward and takes off for Denver.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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