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UPDATE: San Onofre nuclear plant closing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a jolt to the nation's nuclear power industry, the owners of Southern California's San Onofre plant announced Friday they are shutting it down for good after the discovery of damaged equipment led critics to charge it could never operate safely again.

June 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google CEO denies company's involvement in PRISM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google CEO Larry Page is denying reports linking the Internet search company to a secret government program that has provided the National Security Agency access to email and other personal information transmitted on various online services.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Night Stalker dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer who left satantic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims' bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said.

June 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House: Obama adjusting cyber offense stance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the administration is refining its use of offensive cyber operations to counter evolving threats of electronic assaults against the United States.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Female 2-star heads Air Force sex abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force is putting a female two-star general in charge of a reorganized sexual assault prevention office.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA's veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA's Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP sources: Texas actress arrested in ricin case

DALLAS (AP) - A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for allegedly sending the letters herself, law enforcement officials said Friday.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver who killed nanny gets 48 hours in jail

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A driver who killed a nanny pushing a baby in a San Diego crosswalk has been sentenced to 48 hours in jail.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama defends phone data collection program

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama vigorously defended sweeping secret surveillance into America's phone records and foreigners' Internet use, declaring "we have to make choices as a society."

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. group home teens arrested in rape of girl

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Two teenage boys at a Northern California group home have been arrested on suspicion of holding down and raping an 11-year-old girl in a park.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers press forward on sexual assault bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are pressing forward with legislation aimed at stemming an epidemic of sexual assaults in the military.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. employers add 175K jobs, rate up to 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is adding jobs at a steady pace - enough to show strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment.

June 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of deadly Philly collapse sought; suit filed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The search for victims of a building collapse that killed six people wound down Thursday, and the first civil lawsuit was filed amid mounting questions about whether the demolition company that was tearing down the structure caused the tragedy by cutting corners.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police search La Brea Tar Pits in murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wooly mammoths, saber-toothed cats and giant ground sloths have been dredged up from the murky depths of La Brea Tar Pits.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama pitching health care law in Calif.

SAN JOSE (AP) - President Barack Obama is making a personal plea to Californians, Latinos and young people to sign up for coverage under the new health care law.

June 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Marine group sees uptick in stranded sea lions

SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Twin sisters reunite after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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