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Experts: Laws on online prostitution need updating

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Laws written long before the dawn of the Internet age have authorities across the nation struggling to prosecute online prostitution rings because of huge loopholes and defense lawyers' claims that the websites are protected speech.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bynes being investigated for traffic accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are investigating a minor traffic accident involving actress Amanda Bynes after a person reported the actress left without providing her information.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Honda looks to silence critics with new Accord

DETROIT (AP) - Honda wants to silence its critics when it rolls out the new Accord this week.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Volunteers search American River for missing teen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers on Sunday were taking part in a search along the American River in Sacramento for a missing University of California, Davis student.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CA parks department sought to spend extra money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Department of Parks and Recreation searched for ways to spend extra money every year despite facing the threat of park closures and forgoing upkeep at its 278 properties, a newspaper reported Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. supplier recalls lettuce over E. coli fears

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man rescued from well in Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - A man who fell into a well in Palmdale and was trapped there for more than 24 hours has been rescued and is recovering.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit over roads in Tahoe Forest west of Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Expendables 2' brawls to No. 1 with $28.8M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser

PASADENA (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle

SENKAKU ISLANDS, Japan (AP) - Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers search for Philippine minister, 2 pilots

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - About 300 rescuers were searching Sunday for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two pilots after their small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing. An aide of Robredo made a dramatic escape from the doomed plane and was helping in the search, officials said.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho evacuations ordered; Wash. residents go home

SEATTLE (AP) - Thunderstorms and lightning threatened fire officials' plans to contain a large blaze in central Washington state as hundreds of Washington and California residents returned home to find out whether their homes were spared.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panetta prods Karzai on Afghan insider killings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Source says Sterling surrendering Clippers control

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


King Richard's bones to have final resting place

LONDON (AP) - In the battle royal over Richard III's bones, Britain's High Court has given the victory to Leicester.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead in Santa Paula helicopter crash

SANTA PAULA (AP) - Authorities say at least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed in Santa Paula.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


500 rebels attack troops in Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New carpool lane on Interstate 405 in LA opens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles commuters who dealt with traffic tie-ups, lane re-routings and warnings over gridlock events dubbed "Carmageddon" and "Jamzilla" have been rewarded with a new 10-mile carpool lane on northbound Interstate 405.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Human bones found on Pasadena hillside

PASADENA (AP) - Pasadena police are investigating after a Caltrans crew clearing brush discovered human bones on a hillside near the 134 Freeway.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennessee brings back electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OJ submits new appeal in Vegas robbery conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star's release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of gasoline should look familiar to many drivers this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors charge 'Shield' actor with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the hit TV series "The Shield," with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of firefighters battle Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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