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Huge California desalination plant faces key test

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faced a key test Thursday, as San Diego's regional water agency considered whether to buy all its output despite criticism that cheaper alternatives could be overlooked.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father of Michael Jackson suffers mild stroke

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A spokeswoman for Michael Jackson's father says the musical family's patriarch has suffered a mild stroke.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poisonous soup maker banned from care facilities

LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) - The state has recommended that a woman who served poisonous mushrooms to residents of an elder care facility be banned for life from working in licensed homes in the future.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another Yoda statue California Star Wars fans may get

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - Star Wars fans may soon have another Yoda statue in the San Francisco Bay area to visit.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California audit faults L.A. Unified's abuse reporting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District frequently failed to report teacher misconduct to state credentialing authorities and took too long to investigate and punish teachers, according to a report by the California state auditor released Thursday.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Twinkies maker Hostess has plenty of suitors

NEW YORK (AP) - The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbors ice

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A NASA spacecraft has confirmed there's ice at Mercury's north pole.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sundance books record slate of female filmmakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sundance Film Festival has an apparent record lineup of female directors competing for its top honor this January.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike shuts down most of ports of L.A., Long Beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cargo ships were stacking up Thursday at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a strike shut down most of the terminals at the nation's busiest port complex.

November 29, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Romney to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

November 29, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Winning tickets purchased in Ariz., Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two lucky ticket holders - one in Arizona and another in Missouri - are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever.

November 29, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Breakthrough Gotye hit is Spotify song of the year

NEW YORK (AP) - Gotye's smash hit "Somebody I Used to Know" is Spotify's top song of the year.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Strauss-Kahn, NY hotel maid to settle

NEW YORK (AP) - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her have reached an agreement to settle her lawsuit, likely ending a legal saga that forced the onetime French presidential contender's resignation and opened a floodgate of accusations against him, a person familiar with the case said Thursday.

November 29, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NJ spruce lights up as Rockefeller Center tree

NEW YORK (AP) - An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others turned its lights on at Rockefeller Center.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family learns of student's death on Facebook

ATLANTA (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia college student first learned from Facebook that their daughter had been found dead in a dormitory study room shortly before Thanksgiving. Now, they hope that Facebook and other social media sites can help solve the death of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin, which police are investigating as a homicide.

November 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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