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NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

September 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-gay ads lack just one thing, gays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

September 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Custom care on horizon?

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.

September 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Freak accident kills boy watching 'pass out' video

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a San Diego County teenager has died in a freak accident after he made himself pass out and then fell onto glass that slashed his throat.

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


UC agrees to pay $1M to settle pepper-spray suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday.

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


Santa Cruz County extends plastic bag ban

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz is set to be among the first counties in the state to ban restaurants from using plastic bags for to-go food.

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


American Greetings gets offer to go private

CLEVELAND (AP) - American Greetings Corp. said Wednesday that a group led by its CEO and chief operating officer wants to buy the company and take it private in a deal that values it at about $581 million.

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


New US home sales edged down 0.3 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes in the United States dipped slightly in August from July but the median price of homes sold during the month rose by a record amount.

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


2 deputies expected to recover from gunshot wounds

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sheriff's deputy and a suspected child molester were in critical condition Wednesday and another deputy was in serious condition after a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said.

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


'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams dies at age 84

ST. LOUIS (AP) - With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.

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


Reports: NFL, referees closing in on new deal

Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees' union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement officials on the field since the start of the season.

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


Calif. mother, son guilty of abandoning 30 dogs

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a mother and her adult son have pleaded guilty to abandoning 30 abused dogs in a Southern California park and were sentenced to probation.

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


Comcast plans to take 1,000 jobs out of Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's struggling economy is taking another hit of bad news: Cable provider Comcast says it is closing its three customer call centers in Northern California and moving the 1,000 jobs they provide to Oregon, Washington and Colorado.

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


Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD

NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season.

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


DA won't charge police officer whose son shot self

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Santa Clara County prosecutors do not plan to pursue criminal charges against a San Jose police officer whose 3-year-old son fatally shot himself with a gun his father had left in a bedroom night stand.

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


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Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

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 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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