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Expert witness: burned technician lacked training

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A young chemist fatally burned in a UCLA laboratory was inadequately trained, lacked experience and was not given protective gear before handling highly flammable chemicals, an expert witness testified Tuesday.

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


Eurozone fails to reach deal on Greece aid

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU officials have failed to reach a deal on giving Greece more aid, prolonging uncertainty over the future of the euro.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.

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


Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of nurses in the San Francisco Bay area were braving rain showers to walk picket lines after going on strike Tuesday, union officials said.

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


Ex-'Price is Right' model wins suit against show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors awarded nearly $777,000 Tuesday to a former "The Price is Right" model who claimed she was discriminated against by producers because of her pregnancy.

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


Tolkien heirs sue moviemakers over merchandizing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The heirs of late author J.R.R. Tolkien are suing the producers of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movie trilogies over alleged exploitative merchandizing.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Labor march could affect L.A. airport travelers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A labor march could delay Thanksgiving eve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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


San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists Tuesday by narrowly approving a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NLRB still investigating Wal-Mart dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials said Tuesday they don't expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. That's the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congolese rebels seize Goma, take airport

GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo on Tuesday, home to more than 1 million people as well as an international airport in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war, officials and witnesses said.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dallas to mark 50 years since JFK's assassination

DALLAS (AP) - The city of Dallas will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy next year with a ceremony featuring the tolling of church bells, a moment of silence and readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough from the president's speeches.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of nurses in the San Francisco Bay area were braving rain showers to walk picket lines after going on strike Tuesday, union officials said.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unemployment falls in 75 percent of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) - An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.

November 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) - Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City's Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is home to a mountain of misery from Superstorm Sandy - a growing pile of garbage containing everything from mangled appliances, splintered plywood and sodden drywall to shreds of clothing and family photos. The seagull-pecked pile, at least two stories high, three quarters of a mile long, and fed by an endless caravan of dump trucks, is just part of a staggering round-the-clock operation along hundreds of miles of coastline to clear ...

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


1 dead, 9 injured in Arizona charter bus crash

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - One person was killed and nine others were injured Tuesday after a pickup truck going the wrong way on a rural Arizona interstate struck a charter bus head-on, authorities said.

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


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Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crash looms over U. of Richmond graduation

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Ukraine regions set to vote on sovereignty

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine were prepared to conduct a vote Sunday on declaring sovereignty, while the country's acting president warned that it represented "a step into the abyss."

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nintendo apologizes for lack of virtual equality

Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmer locked in battle with union

SANGER, Calif. (AP) - Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.

May 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wiggins odds-on favorite to win Tour of California

Bradley Wiggins might be the only one who doesn't consider himself the overwhelming favorite to win the Tour of California when it begins Sunday in Sacramento.

May 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning.

May 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 LA merchants banned for counterfeiting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles merchants described as chronic counterfeiters have been fined more than $26 million and permanently barred from the downtown Fashion District.

May 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer killed in Beverly Hills truck crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A cement truck smashed into a pickup truck Friday, killing an off-duty Los Angeles police detective on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago.

May 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx truck is rolled after collision

Three L.A. County Fire engine companies responded to a traffic collision between a Honda Civic and Federal Express truck that rolled on its side on Rye Canyon Road at Avenue Scott in Valencia on Friday afternoon. Hazardous Materials Task Force 150 responded when it was reported that the truck may had been transporting hazardous materials. Later it was determined that the materials had not leaked. Minor injuries were reported at the scene but no one was transported to the hospital. Rye Canyon Road was closed between Avenue Scott and Avenue Stanford for more than an hour during the incident.

May 09, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Signal AP


California fire chief eludes statewide manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After a week of futility, authorities appeared no closer Friday to finding a state fire battalion chief being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside their home near Sacramento.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


War hero, Olympian Zamperini to lead Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade on Friday.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man back in prison for 90 years after court error

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead in Southern California murder-suicide

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A 28-year-old man shot and killed three members of a Southern California family before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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