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Federal judge upholds San Francisco gun laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an effort by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of local gun laws in San Francisco.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Salmon release is step in Calif river restoration

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California's second-longest river once teemed with salmon that swam from San Francisco Bay to spawn near Fresno. But that was before the Friant Dam diverted the San Joaquin River to serve agriculture needs 62 years ago.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prayer group killing confession made up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man who told police he killed the wife of his prayer group leader at her husband's request made up the story up and had nothing to do with the woman's suicide, his defense attorney said Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California auditor blasts childhood safety contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California public health officials illegally paid a foundation about $2 million to oversee a childhood safety program intended to provide grants for safety-seat, poison-control and other education, a state audit concluded.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike idles busiest Port of Los Angeles pier

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Striking workers shut down the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles for a second day on Wednesday, ignoring an arbitrator's order to return to work and raising the possibility of a larger job action that could paralyze the nation's busiest port complex.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptian courts suspend work to protest Morsi move

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's highest appeal courts suspended their work Wednesday to protest presidential decrees that gave the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported, deepening the turmoil roiling the country since the decrees were announced last week.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First of series of storms arrives in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first in a series of storms has touched down in Northern California, bringing high winds and rain to the region.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt court sentences 8 to death over prophet film

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. gov. orders chemist's cases reviewed

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a "file-by-file review" of every case handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a now-closed government lab, as authorities continue to deal with the fallout from a scandal that threatens to unravel thousands of criminal cases.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Zip line to zing tourists through downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists will soon have a new way to see the lights of Las Vegas: By being spit out of the mouth of an 11-story slot machine and zinged down a five-block zip line past some of the city's oldest casinos.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 people die in rural northwest Ohio house fire

REPUBLIC, Ohio (AP) - A fast-moving fire leveled a 130-year-old farmhouse overnight on Tuesday, killing five people believed to be from the same family.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In elf ears and wizard hats, 'Hobbit' fans rejoice

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Wearing elf ears and wizard hats, sitting atop their dad's shoulders or peering from balconies, tens of thousands of New Zealanders watched their favorite "Hobbit" actors walk the red carpet at the film trilogy's hometown premiere.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Keys settle cases over music in commercials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Black Keys told a federal judge the band has settled copyright infringement lawsuits against Pizza Hut and The Home Depot claiming misuse of their music in commercials.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rapper PSY wants Tom Cruise to go 'Gangnam Style'

BANGKOK (AP) - The South Korean rapper behind YouTube's most-viewed video ever has set what might be a "Mission: Impossible" for himself.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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World's smallest dogs can be a big handful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.

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


Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mona Lisa' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.

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


Severe weather brings flooding in South

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High lime prices giving US bartenders a hangover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Winds, hot weather bring fire concerns

Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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