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Pilots at American Airlines plan strike vote

DALLAS (AP) - Leaders of the pilots' union at American Airlines raised the threat of a strike and also met Wednesday with the CEO of US Airways, which is pursuing a labor-backed merger with American.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


HP has $8.9B loss on expected charge for EDS flop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard absorbed the largest quarterly loss in its history as the Silicon Valley pioneer owned up to past mistakes that have left it scrambling to adapt to a shifting technology market.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Abortion debate shows differences of Romney, Ryan

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Differences between Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's positions - this time on hot-button social issues - were on display Wednesday as the GOP ticket found itself dragged into a debate over abortion.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Middle class share of America's income shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) - The middle class is receiving less of America's total income, declining to its smallest share in decades as median wages stagnate in the economic doldrums and wealth concentrates at the top.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity makes first test drive

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test drive Wednesday on ancient soil of Mars.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


T-Mobile brings back unlimited data plan

NEW YORK (AP) - Unlimited wireless data is back. After sliding off the menu of cellphone plans, data plans with no caps are making a comeback at smaller wireless companies trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rise in US home sales reflects steady improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought more homes in July than in June, the latest evidence that the housing market is slowly, but steadily, improving.

August 22, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer for Apple said Tuesday that Samsung was having a "crisis of design" after the launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pit bulls gnaw minivan in bid to get kitten

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Attacking pit bulls trying to get to a stray kitten hiding in the engine compartment of a Southern California minivan flattened the vehicle's tire and chewed away big chunks of the fender and bumper.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More cases of syphilis in porn found by LA inquiry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Surprise' giraffe dies after surgery at Ca. zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A giraffe calf whose birth at the Santa Barbara Zoo surprised staffers who did not know his mother was pregnant has died after a dental procedure.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clovis schools sued over its sex education program

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Ex-Neb. hoops star faked anti-gay attack

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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$10M at stake in World Series of Poker

Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker's richest prize on Saturday - a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in history among the winners of the main event.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sets sail on stolen $3 million yacht

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A man managed to convince authorities he was a respectable yachtsman long enough to make off with a $3 million luxury boat for a day, police said.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Great white shark bites man off So. Cal. beach

Shark bites man near Southern California beach

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate majority could rest on the sage grouse

DENVER (AP) - An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

July 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4.6 quake near Big Bear Lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake has rattled nerves near the Southern California community of Big Bear Lake.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Video shows CHP officer punching woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Louis Brown Jr., father of Nicole Brown Simpson, dies

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Louis Brown Jr., the father of Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home at the age of 90.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arthur downgraded to tropical storm

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Inventor debuts molecular scanner

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves - by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.

July 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 hurt in police pursuit

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured six people.

July 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oldest American turns 116

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.

July 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corinthian Colleges to sell most of its campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Good Samaritan beaten, run over in Fresno

FRESNO (AP) - A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted by twin brothers was brutally beaten by the suspects before being run over by a driver, police said.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Highlights of US July 4 celebrations

The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfires burn homes, threaten more

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in a historic gold-mining town in San Diego County.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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