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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


Homeless man charged in Malibu pelican strangling

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a homeless man with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly grabbed a pelican in Malibu and strangled the bird with his bare hands.

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


Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth.

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


Metrolink train hits big-rig in Ventura County

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A Metrolink commuter train with 38 passengers has slammed into a big-rig at an agricultural crossing near Camarillo Airport in Ventura County.

August 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.5B in lawsuit

SAN JOSE (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 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Most laid-off US workers take pay cuts in new jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay.

August 24, 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 vulnerable Haiti on Friday evening, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake, but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.

August 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missouri woes are latest for GOP in Senate quest

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher.

August 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil price falls after report of more supplies

The price of oil fell on Friday after a trade journal reported that Western countries might release more oil reserves.

August 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennis referee appears in LA to face murder charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee accused of killing her 80-year-old husband has made her first court appearance in Los Angeles after being extradited from New York.

August 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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