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Most Americans to pay more taxes this year

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

January 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Markets rally after fiscal cliff deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The "fiscal cliff" compromise, for all its chaos, controversy and unresolved questions, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year.

January 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NHL, players' union meet for 30 minutes

NEW YORK (AP) - The proposals are flying back and forth between the NHL and the players' association. Whether significant progress is being made in the process still isn't all that clear.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Since escaping a gunman's rampage at their elementary school, the 8-year-old Connors triplets have suffered nightmares, jumped at noises and clung to their parents a little more than usual.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thieves break into Paris' flagship Apple store

PARIS (AP) - Masked and armed thieves used the New Year's Eve fete to rob the flagship Apple store in Paris.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm returns to TV 3 weeks after grill accident

With a wave of her bandaged left hand, and boosted by well wishes from Dr. Phil, Chris Evert and even a young woman she once babysat, Hannah Storm returned to a most comfortable setting - talking in front of a TV camera.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect arrested in fatal Sacramento bar shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A suspect is under arrest in connection with a New Year's Eve shooting at a bar in the Old Sacramento area that killed two people, police said Tuesday.

January 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heartwarming moments defy chill at Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A couple who became husband and wife on the "Love Float," a surprise reunion between a returning soldier and his little boy, and a grand marshal famed globally for her chimpanzee research were among the highlights of the 124th Rose Parade on Tuesday.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Playboy Hugh Hefner marries his 'runaway bride'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hugh Hefner's celebrating the new year as a married man once again.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Whales, elephant seals delight NorCal beachgoers

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - Gray whales and elephant seals are putting on a show at Point Reyes National Seashore, delighting beachgoers.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 killed, 8 wounded in LA-area party shootings

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The sheriff's department is investigating two separate New Year's Eve party shootings that claimed the lives of two men and wounded eight other people in the southern suburbs of Los Angeles.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Growing concern that problems with the new electronic Oscar voting system could lead to record-low turnout has prompted the motion picture academy to extend the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Not solved yet: GOP wants more cliff spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's ability to prevent widespread tax increases and painful, across-the-board federal spending cuts.

January 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Live-in nanny refuses to leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California couple is taking legal action to evict their live-in nanny who they say refused to work or leave.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Missing firefighter found dead in wilderness

FILLMORE (AP) - A California firefighter who disappeared two weeks ago after chasing after his dog during a backpacking trip was found dead Friday, authorities said.

June 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police say family of 4 found dead in California

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California said on Friday they found a family of four dead inside a home in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Elliot Rodger's dad hopes to prevent killings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of the young man who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last month says it's his "duty" to help prevent future mass killings.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'The View' prepares for change with new hosts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sherri Shepherd is leaving "The View" after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she's right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters' retirement from on-camera duties.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK'd

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting a suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California water project heads to state high court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier up for vote

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For John Brooks, the years of waiting for officials to come up with money for a suicide barrier on San Francisco's majestic Golden Gate Bridge have been agonizing. He has fought for one ever since his 17-year-old daughter, Casey, jumped from the rust-colored span in 2008.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. to ask China to restart cyber working group

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Repeal of ban on bare-hand contact with food OK'd

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's chefs and bartenders can resume legally handling food with their bare hands under a bill headed to the governor's desk that would repeal an unpopular regulation.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon pot supporters deliver signatures

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon could be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana after sponsors of an initiative delivered five boxes stuffed with signed petitions to the state Capitol on Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters to decide on punishments

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An initiative seeking to lower the criminal penalties for certain theft and drug crimes has qualified for the November ballot in California.

June 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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