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San Mateo County to bag plastic sacks next year

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - San Mateo County has taken a big step toward putting plastic carryout bags on the trash heap of history.

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


Holiday gadgets: Samsung launches Note II phone

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. has been running ads touting its Galaxy S III phone as its "next big thing." Now it has something bigger.

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


Experts: Killer shark was probably great white

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An expert has determined that a surfer was killed off California's Central Coast by a 15- to 16-foot great white shark.

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


Female jogger stabbed repeatedly in Orange County

ROSSMOOR, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities say a 28-year-old woman was repeatedly stabbed while she was jogging at night and survived the attack.

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


Colo. fire destroys dozen homes; others evacuated

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 14 homes, authorities said Wednesday.

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


Longtime LAPD commander new chief of LAX police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired commander from the Los Angeles Police Department has been tapped to head the police force of Los Angeles International Airport.

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


CPR less likely for minorities on street or home

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

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


Trail of cash leads police to bank robbery suspect

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a suspected bank robber is behind bars after Redwood City police followed a trail of stolen money to arrest him.

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


Police: 3 people dead after 5 shot in Los Angeles

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Five people were shot and three of them died Wednesday in connected attacks at a business and residence in a Los Angeles suburb, police said.

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


Congressmen rip Park Service for huge Calif. blaze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two California congressmen blasted the National Park Service on Wednesday for letting a wildfire burn despite extreme conditions last summer, a decision that conflicted with the practices of other state and federal agencies.

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


Critical online reviews can carry legal risks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient's son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician "a real tool."

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


BBC scandal raises questions for incoming NYT boss

LONDON (AP) - The child abuse scandal that has enveloped one of Britain's most respected news organizations is now hitting one of America's, as the incoming president of The New York Times is on the defensive about his final days as head of the BBC.

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


Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.

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


GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark - that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" - has propelled the emotional issue of abortion back to the political forefront. It's put GOP candidates in tight races, from the presidential candidate on down, on the defensive.

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


Ex-manager of Britney Spears says he was punched

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears' ex-manager described from the witness stand Wednesday a scene of domestic warfare, saying the superstar's father chased him around a kitchen, punched him and threatened his life.

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


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Time Warner says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Seal Beach sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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