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NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

NEW YORK (AP) - All nine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

August 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.05B in patent case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Long Beach city worker pleads guilty to embezzling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Long Beach city employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the animal care services bureau.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kidney for Ohio patient's transplant put in trash

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor this month at an Ohio hospital, and doctors tried unsuccessfully for at least two hours to resuscitate the organ in what medical experts describe as a rare accident, health officials said.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong says he's at peace after controversy

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Lance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 injured after small plane crash-lands in Pacoima

PACOIMA (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crash-landed in a business district in Pacoima, striking two cars and injuring the two people on board.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP delays convention business due to Isaac

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Republican Party will delay the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather forecast from Isaac.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's $1B patent verdict could corner market

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It was the $1 billion question Saturday: What does Apple Inc.'s victory in an epic patent dispute over its fiercest rival mean for the U.S. smartphone industry?

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico probes why federal cops fired at US gov car

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First man on moon Neil Armstrong dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters making progress in containing fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across the state are making progress in containing the blazes.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal immigration program can help young workers

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - In an animal laboratory in central California's dairy country, Juan Carlos Martin cleaned and fed dozens of cows.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Refinery blast kills 24 in Venezuela, 86 hurt

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA's pioneering astronauts: Where are they now?

As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with the golden age of space exploration. Some examples:

August 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers hope changes end Penske's Sonoma reign

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The venerable road course at the south end of wine country has been tweaked, tightened and ever so slightly lengthened.

August 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON (AP) - Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 over spilled drink

BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet burials range from bottom of sea to sky above

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things to know about Sterling's legal claims

THE LIVING ROOM DEFENSE: Can something Sterling said in the privacy of his girlfriend's living room, without knowing he is being recorded and with no expectation that the comments will become public, be considered a "willful" violation of the league's bylaws. A big part of Sterling's defense is based on the idea that "a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules."

May 28, 2014 | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's response to the NBA sets him up for a legal fight | Signal AP


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