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Apple jurors grappled with complex patent issues

SAN JOSE (AP) - The youngest juror, a 24-year-old whose favorite court attire was T-shirts bearing the names of rock bands, chose a Beatles sweat-shirt for Friday's dramatic unveiling of the $1.05 billion verdict in favor of computer titan Apple Inc. One of the oldest was a retired electrical engineer who, as foreman, signed the unanimous verdict that Samsung Electronics Co. copied Apple's patented technology for the iPhone and iPad. Among the other seven jurors were a homemaker, a bicycle shop manager and a U.S. Navy veteran.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weak openings at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vin Scully to broadcast next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully is sticking around another season to broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers games.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 survive 150-feet plunge into Irwindale rock quarry

IRWINDALE (AP) - A man and a woman are hospitalized with serious injuries after their car fell about 150 feet into a Southern California rock quarry.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm lashing Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac started pelting the Florida Keys with rain and strong winds on Sunday, and it could strengthen into a dangerous hurricane by the time it starts hitting the northern Gulf Coast in the coming days.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong called humble hero who served country

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication - and in the process became of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said Saturday after news that the former astronaut had died.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in case of teen allegedly held captive

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man was charged Saturday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a St. Louis teenager who told police she was held captive in his home for three years and conceived a child with him before escaping.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A deaf man hears music -- and can't stop listening

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austin Chapman figured his short films must be pretty good because they've been sweeping major awards on the independent film festival circuit the past couple of years.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State legislation would limit immigrant detentions in jail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would protect illegal immigrants who commit minor infractions from deportation.

August 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Isaac nears Haiti with homeless quake population

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward an expected landfall on Haiti's southern peninsula Friday night, threatening the poor nation with punishing rains but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney open to sending troops to Syria

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday that he would send U.S. troops to Syria if needed to prevent the spread of chemical weapons.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's $1B patent verdict could corner market

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It was the $1 billion question Saturday: What does Apple Inc.'s victory in an epic patent dispute over its fiercest rival mean for the U.S. smartphone industry?

August 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

NEW YORK (AP) - All nine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

August 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.05B in patent case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Long Beach city worker pleads guilty to embezzling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Long Beach city employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the animal care services bureau.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.

April 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Outkast reunite, headline Coachella

Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SeaWorld loses its appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Some link quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds: 'Excessive force' used by Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colbert to replace Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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