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Hope dims for fiscal cliff agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Minn. soda shop rebuked for stocking candy smokes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Owners of an old-school soda shop in St. Paul, Minn., are being warned to kick the habit and stop stocking novelty candy cigarettes.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Private picture of Mark Zuckerberg's family leaked

SEATTLE (AP) - Even Mark Zuckerberg's family can get tripped up by Facebook's privacy settings.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 NY firefighters who survived gun ambush thankful

Two firefighters wounded by a gunman who set his upstate New York house ablaze and killed two of their colleagues in an ambush with weapons he wasn't allowed to own were on the mend Wednesday and said they were thankful for the support they've received.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm blows through East; 135K in dark in Arkansas

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement reached in Toyota acceleration cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles.

December 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New laws address gays, children, immigration

Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013, along with attempts to prevent identity theft and perennial efforts to restrict abortion and illegal immigration.

December 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares

WASHINGTON (AP) - For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare.

December 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Delays litter long road to vehicle rearview rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the private hell of a mother's grief, the sounds come back to Judy Neiman. The SUV door slamming. The slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor's sobs as he said her 9-year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open heart surgeries, would not make it this time.

December 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said Wednesday.

December 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ailing Calif nuke plant faces questions on restart

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators Wednesday pressed the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant for more analysis on its damaged steam generators, as the government considers when, or if, one of the seaside reactors can be restarted safely.

December 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lion habitat features big cats that worked at MGM

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Dozens of lions that used to entertain tourists at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas now have a new day job.

December 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Patrick Dempsey brews up coffee shop purchase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Dempsey says he wants to rescue a coffee house chain and more than 500 jobs.

December 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement reached in Toyota acceleration cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems in its vehicles.

December 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California snowpack above normal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say several early season storms have pushed California's snowpack - which supplies much of the state's water - to well above normal levels.

December 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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