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Apple jurors grappled with complex patent issues

SAN JOSE (AP) - The youngest juror, a 24-year-old whose favorite court attire was T-shirts bearing the names of rock bands, chose a Beatles sweat-shirt for Friday's dramatic unveiling of the $1.05 billion verdict in favor of computer titan Apple Inc. One of the oldest was a retired electrical engineer who, as foreman, signed the unanimous verdict that Samsung Electronics Co. copied Apple's patented technology for the iPhone and iPad. Among the other seven jurors were a homemaker, a bicycle shop manager and a U.S. Navy veteran.

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


Weak openings at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vin Scully to broadcast next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully is sticking around another season to broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers games.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 survive 150-feet plunge into Irwindale rock quarry

IRWINDALE (AP) - A man and a woman are hospitalized with serious injuries after their car fell about 150 feet into a Southern California rock quarry.

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


Tropical storm lashing Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac started pelting the Florida Keys with rain and strong winds on Sunday, and it could strengthen into a dangerous hurricane by the time it starts hitting the northern Gulf Coast in the coming days.

August 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong called humble hero who served country

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication - and in the process became of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said Saturday after news that the former astronaut had died.

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


Man charged in case of teen allegedly held captive

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man was charged Saturday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a St. Louis teenager who told police she was held captive in his home for three years and conceived a child with him before escaping.

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


A deaf man hears music -- and can't stop listening

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austin Chapman figured his short films must be pretty good because they've been sweeping major awards on the independent film festival circuit the past couple of years.

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


State legislation would limit immigrant detentions in jail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would protect illegal immigrants who commit minor infractions from deportation.

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


Isaac nears Haiti with homeless quake population

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward an expected landfall on Haiti's southern peninsula Friday night, threatening the poor nation with punishing rains but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.

August 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney open to sending troops to Syria

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday that he would send U.S. troops to Syria if needed to prevent the spread of chemical weapons.

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


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


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Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" and is seeking to buy back the statuette for a fraction of the nearly $80,000 it was sold for.

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


Police: Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.

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


Iraqi leader says Islamic state threatens region

BAGHDAD (AP) - An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."

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


'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

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


Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

WASHINGTON (AP) - A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

NEW YORK (AP) - Supersized isn't just for french fries.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

TOKYO (AP) - Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dockworkers' contract expires, but trade continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at West Coast ports from San Diego to Seattle is expiring, but don't expect a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the waterfront - at least not yet.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentina beats Switzerland in World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is struggling to resolve widespread data discrepancies that could call into question coverage for millions under the health overhaul, the government's health care fraud watchdog reported Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that match manipulation has infected football's biggest event.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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