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2 injured after small plane crash-lands in Pacoima

PACOIMA (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crash-landed in a business district in Pacoima, striking two cars and injuring the two people on board.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP delays convention business due to Isaac

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Republican Party will delay the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather forecast from Isaac.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's $1B patent verdict could corner market

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It was the $1 billion question Saturday: What does Apple Inc.'s victory in an epic patent dispute over its fiercest rival mean for the U.S. smartphone industry?

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico probes why federal cops fired at US gov car

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded.

August 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

WASHINGTON (AP) - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defrocked Methodist pastor appealing punishment

Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency, in part because there are few clear targets that U.S. could hit, officials said.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


14 dead in World Cup viewing site bombing

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) - An explosion at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people while security forces arrested a "terror kingpin" among nearly 500 people detained as suspected terrorists in the southeast of the country, police said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States carry out executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction accident shuts down I-405

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Interstate 405 in northwestern Orange County was closed for several hours early Wednesday after three steel beams weighing 50,000 pounds each tumbled from a construction site, injuring a construction worker who also fell onto the lanes below, transportation officials said.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

DETROIT (AP) - Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models - even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CEO: iHeartRadio revenue 'hundreds of millions'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes "hundreds of millions" of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the range of Internet radio leader Pandora.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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