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Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD boasts a much more vibrant screen than the original tablet that came out about a year ago. That makes buying movies and TV shows to watch on the device a lot more appealing.

September 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Market milestone: Stocks return to late 2007 level

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession had just started, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip between two of the state's largest metropolitan areas.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's convention evolution complete

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama's convention evolution is complete

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspects sought after Hollywood-style bank heist

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities investigating a bizarre bank heist on Thursday searched the home of a bank manager who was told to strap what she believed was a bomb to her midsection and was forced to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Claim of Romney taxes theft a puzzling whodunit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Assuming it's not a hoax, the purported theft of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax returns has all the trappings of a high-tech whodunit: a politically themed burglary, a $1 million demand in hard-to-trace Internet currency, password-protected data and a threat to reveal everything in three more weeks. But can it be believed?

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse, a conviction that extends the struggle of Roman Catholic leaders to restore trust in the church.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden, Red Lobster workers sue company

MIAMI (AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife's death

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Drew Peterson, the former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007, was convicted Thursday of murdering a previous wife in a case centered on secondhand hearsay statements from both women.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shoots self playing Russian roulette

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A California man has fatally shot himself while playing a game of Russian roulette with at least one other person at an apartment.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks soar after ECB unveils bond buying effort

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession was just getting started and stocks were pointed toward a head-first descent.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens return home after fires

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Four days after fire drove them from their homes, dozens of people are returning to a mobile home park and country store in the San Gabriel Mountains.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: U.S. health system squanders $750 billion a year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year - roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar - through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military judge ordered Thursday.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Quincy Jones denies casino mogul made threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Quincy Jones says he never told porn producer Joe Francis that casino mogul Steve Wynn threatened to kill him and have him buried in the desert.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers - or regulators - expect them to.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorry I'm not sorry: Some classic non-apologies

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself in deeper after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks. But he's not the first celebrity to learn the perils of making a non-apology apology.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City Council votes to declare commission vacancies

With a number of terms set to expire this summer, a collection of seats on Santa Clarita commissions are set to become open for application, according to city officials.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


European court: Google must yield on personal info

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Google and other search engines were thrust into an unwanted new role Tuesday - caretaker of people's reputations - when Europe's highest court ruled that individuals should have some say over what information comes up when their names are Googled.

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


California governor releases $107 billion budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high spending plan thanks to California's recent tax windfall. But the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed to pay for an unexpectedly high number of people enrolling in health care, while the rest should be used to help shore up the teachers' retirement system.

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


Fires erupt amid California heat wave

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Firefighters are battling a brush fire on the outskirts of a San Diego County community as a high pressure system brings a spring heat wave to California.

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


California governor releases $107 billion budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high spending plan thanks to California's recent tax windfall. But the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed to pay for an unexpectedly high number of people enrolling in health care, while the rest should be used to help shore up the teachers' retirement system.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home price gains slow in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices increased at a slower pace in April as inventories improved and investor purchases waned, a research firm said Tuesday. Sales fell but less dramatically than in previous months.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sterling stirs new dispute with Magic-HIV remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson, repeatedly bringing up the ex-NBA star's HIV status and calling him an unfit role model for children.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: 6 soldiers ambushed, killed in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday tried to broker a quick launch of talks between Ukraine's central government and pro-Russia separatists, yet fighting still claimed six lives in restive eastern Ukraine.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Sudan: Bodies in wells, houses burned

LEER, South Sudan (AP) - Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlines of severe hunger.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas lawmakers tour embattled Sriracha plant

IRWINDALE (AP) - The maker of the popular Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) hot sauce says he has no intention of moving his embattled factory out of Irwindale, California, but he has told two visiting Texas lawmakers he might consider expanding into that state.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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