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Who's watching? 3-D TV is no hit with viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Orlins knows everything about producing TV in three dimensions. The ESPN producer has captured the undulating greens of Augusta National and the flying motor bikes of the X-Games for ESPN's 3-D channel. But he can only guess how well his shows resonate with viewers. That's because 3-D audiences are so small they can't be measured by Nielsen's rating system.

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


No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities drilled through concrete and removed wet soil samples in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975.

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


Kodak plans to end consumer inkjet printer sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Kodak said Friday that it plans to stop selling consumer inkjet printers and will eliminate 200 more jobs than previously projected as it requested more time to submit its framework for emerging from bankruptcy protection.

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


Higher gas costs push US consumer spending up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans boosted their spending in August even though their income barely grew. Much of the spending increase went to pay higher gas prices, which may have forced consumers to cut back elsewhere.

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


3rd Calif. officer charged in homeless man's death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A third former Fullerton police officer has been charged in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent confrontation with police last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

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


US consumers more confident in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher stock prices and rising home values boosted a measure of consumer confidence in September to its second-highest level in nearly five years.

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


Intel previews tablets powered by its new chip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Intel previewed a wave of tablet computers powered by a microprocessor that the company redesigned to make a bigger dent in the rapidly growing mobile market.

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


2 arrested in art heist at Calif. financier's home

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Two suspects are under arrest after Santa Monica police say they recovered about $10 million worth of art stolen from the home of a Southern California financier by following up on a tip.

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


Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars - a find that the mission's chief scientist called exciting.

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


United Airlines gets 1st 787

U.S. travelers are going to be seeing a lot more of the 787, the lightweight jet built to reduce flier fatigue and airline fuel bills.

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


Police: Minn. office shooter among 'several' dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company Thursday was among "several" people found dead inside the building, according to police officials who won't specify how many people were killed.

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


Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday determined a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight risk and ordered him detained.

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


Deal reached for huge desalination plant in Calif.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County Water Authority announced a tentative agreement Thursday to buy the entire output of what will be the Western hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant, clearing a major hurdle for construction to begin.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California law will aid injured student athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will become the first state to mandate financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries in some of the state's top college sports programs under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Thursday.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in San Diego-area police shootout

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A suspect in a child abuse case has been charged with attempted murder in a gun battle that seriously wounded two sheriff's deputies in Southern California.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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