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Opposition says Putin's lifestyle costs billions

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is spending billions of taxpayers' rubles on 20 luxurious residences, 43 jets and four yachts, a top opposition leader claimed Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's victory means soul-searching for Samsung

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A U.S. jury's $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for its prowess in adapting the innovations of others and nimbly executing production.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ann Romney to speak at convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Poised at last to claim the prize he's been chasing for years, Mitt Romney barreled into his convention city Tuesday as Republicans worked to showcase him at their national convention as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy.

August 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF archbishop-elect apologizes for DUI arrest

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has apologized for his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, behavior that he said brought "shame" and "disgrace" on himself and the church, though legal experts said was unlikely to derail his promotion.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Orleans' post-Katrina gentrification is touchy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks flat in early trading; oil creeps to $96

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hovered near the break-even mark Tuesday after an encouraging report on home sales in the United States and an unexpected drop in consumer confidence this month.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama courts college students returning to campus

WASHINGTON (AP) - As college students return to campus, President Barack Obama's campaign will be there waiting for them.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Isaac becomes Category 1 hurricane

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

August 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US home prices post first 12-month gain since '10

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in June from the same month last year, the first year-over-year increase since the summer of 2010. The increase is the latest evidence of a nascent recovery in the housing market.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Year after Irene, celebration and mourning in Vt.

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) - For some, there will be block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. Or it might be just another day of cleaning up the mess.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Americans' confidence falls off in Aug

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


WATCHING THE SHOW: Mitt Romney, trying to connect

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If the presidential election were held today, Romney and Obama would be more or less tied, the latest polls show. But on one voter test, Obama has a clear advantage:

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Ron Paul's delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Networks prepare to juggle politics, weather

NEW YORK (AP) - Television networks began juggling two major stories on Monday, still wondering whether Tropical Storm Isaac will cause them to divert a large amount of attention from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd Yosemite visitor dies of rodent-borne illness

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer and park officials warned past visitors Monday to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier up for vote

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For John Brooks, the years of waiting for officials to come up with money for a suicide barrier on San Francisco's majestic Golden Gate Bridge have been agonizing. He has fought for one ever since his 17-year-old daughter, Casey, jumped from the rust-colored span in 2008.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. to ask China to restart cyber working group

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Repeal of ban on bare-hand contact with food OK'd

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's chefs and bartenders can resume legally handling food with their bare hands under a bill headed to the governor's desk that would repeal an unpopular regulation.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon pot supporters deliver signatures

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon could be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana after sponsors of an initiative delivered five boxes stuffed with signed petitions to the state Capitol on Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters to decide on punishments

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An initiative seeking to lower the criminal penalties for certain theft and drug crimes has qualified for the November ballot in California.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Volunteer sues rescued hiker

SANTA ANA (AP) - A volunteer who broke his back while searching for two hikers in the Orange County wilderness is suing one of the hikers.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities conduct sex predator sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A monthlong national effort to capture sex predators led to 275 arrests in Southern California that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy and a U.S. Army soldier, authorities said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


State says FedEx violated waste laws

FRESNO (AP) - State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspects in fake green cards held

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California immigration consultant and her employee were arrested Thursday on charges that they filed fake green card applications.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Reading Rainbow' gets hand from Seth MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury recommends 2nd death sentence for LA killer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury Thursday recommended another death sentence for a man who's already on death row for murdering 10 women in the Los Angeles area.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit over beating of Giants fan goes to jury

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt over a beating that left a San Francisco Giants fan with brain damage was put in the hands of a jury Thursday after closing arguments by attorneys.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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