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More cases of syphilis in porn found by LA inquiry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine, and the discovery of more cases is likely, Los Angeles County's top health official said Tuesday.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Surprise' giraffe dies after surgery at Ca. zoo

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A giraffe calf whose birth at the Santa Barbara Zoo surprised staffers who did not know his mother was pregnant has died after a dental procedure.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clovis schools sued over its sex education program

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A school district in California's Central Valley is being sued by two parents and a coalition of groups over its sex education program.

August 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Ex-Neb. hoops star faked anti-gay attack

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Slaughterhouse investigated for inhumane practices

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students tweeted moments before their death

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - They were seemingly ordinary tweets from two friends hanging out on a railroad bridge in their hometown, enjoying one last summer night together before heading back to college.

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lost MLK tapes found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."

August 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

NEW YORK (AP) - The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ailing San Onofre nuclear plant downsizes staff

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) - Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women criticize lack of DNC child care

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some women are upset that the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is not providing child care.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood tax break prompts debate over economy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers had a robust debate about California's tax code and how it alternately punishes and favors certain industries as they took up legislation that would extend a tax credit for the film and television industry.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


West Hollywood approves plastic bag ban

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Another California city has banned plastic bags at store checkouts.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA probing possible California slaughterhouse recall

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows - some unable to walk - being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered.

August 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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