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Google unveils maps, photo, music features

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase its latest services. Announcements included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network, including tools for sharing and enhancing photos.

May 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.

May 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OJ testifies in bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than four years after the world last heard from O.J. Simpson in court, one of the nation's most famous prisoners spoke again Wednesday in a bid to win freedom from a sentence that could keep him behind bars until he dies.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hikers won't have to pay cost of rescue

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two hikers lost for days in the Southern California wilderness won't be charged the $160,000 it took to find them.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, widening a probe that includes investigations by three committees in Congress.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) - States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level to .05_matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 co-op startups in Ore. health insurance market

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two startup cooperatives have joined a crowded health insurance market in Oregon, offering a consumer-run experience and hoping to draw customers who prefer smaller not-for-profits, or who support underdogs and alternative, DIY culture.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials ID 3 of 5 found dead in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have identified three of the five people found dead in string of homicides in northern Nevada.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


At actress's Geneva jewel auction, $3M for 1 gem

GENEVA (AP) - Sotheby's has auctioned off jewels belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond once owned by a shah of Persia.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Saints, Chargers RB Chuck Muncie dead at 60

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and a family spokesman said Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man rescued from chimney in LA's Sylmar area

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they saved a man who was stuck in a chimney at a Los Angeles recreation center after he called 911 from the tight space.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal cuts lower Calif. budget outlook

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Despite surging state tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that is $1.2 billion lower than he projected in January.

May 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CBO estimates 2013 deficit at $642 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - The budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago, according to a government study released Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Camp ranger sues after not getting reward

IRVINE (AP) - A camp ranger carjacked by Christopher Dorner has sued after failing to get a $1 million reward offered for information that tracked down the killer.

May 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


False leads in search for missing jet

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused in Kansas City Jewish attacks is white supremacist

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine to deploy troops in anti-terror operation

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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