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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


Clinton receiving blood thinners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to recover in a New York hospital where she's being treated for a blood clot in her head.

January 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


700,000 line Rose Parade route

PASADENA (AP) - The 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena kicked off on a chilly New Year's morning with the theme "Oh the Places You'll Go!" named in honor of the Dr. Seuss book.

January 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No NFL team has expressed interest in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A top executive with the company proposing to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles says no NFL team has yet expressed serious interest in moving to Southern California.

January 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriage ceremonies begin in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) - Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marriage became legal in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line on New Year's Day.

January 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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US mulls military action in Iraq

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. is contemplating military action in Iraq to quell the fast-moving insurgency because it has spent years investing in Iraq's future, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quake shakes Cajon Pass region

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A small earthquake has occurred in Southern California near the northeast end of the San Gabriel Mountains.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA controllers still working 'rattler' schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl back in US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, lawmakers face weekend budget deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in jury mistake killed; suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home prices rise slightly in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California home prices rose slightly to a new 6½-year high last month as tight inventories limited sales.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of the first World Cup match, but the demonstrations largely died down before kickoff.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Militant group to march on Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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