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San Mateo County to bag plastic sacks next year

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - San Mateo County has taken a big step toward putting plastic carryout bags on the trash heap of history.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Holiday gadgets: Samsung launches Note II phone

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. has been running ads touting its Galaxy S III phone as its "next big thing." Now it has something bigger.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Killer shark was probably great white

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An expert has determined that a surfer was killed off California's Central Coast by a 15- to 16-foot great white shark.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Female jogger stabbed repeatedly in Orange County

ROSSMOOR, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities say a 28-year-old woman was repeatedly stabbed while she was jogging at night and survived the attack.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. fire destroys dozen homes; others evacuated

WETMORE, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in and around a small southern Colorado town has damaged at least 14 homes, authorities said Wednesday.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime LAPD commander new chief of LAX police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired commander from the Los Angeles Police Department has been tapped to head the police force of Los Angeles International Airport.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CPR less likely for minorities on street or home

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trail of cash leads police to bank robbery suspect

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a suspected bank robber is behind bars after Redwood City police followed a trail of stolen money to arrest him.

October 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 3 people dead after 5 shot in Los Angeles

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Five people were shot and three of them died Wednesday in connected attacks at a business and residence in a Los Angeles suburb, police said.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congressmen rip Park Service for huge Calif. blaze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two California congressmen blasted the National Park Service on Wednesday for letting a wildfire burn despite extreme conditions last summer, a decision that conflicted with the practices of other state and federal agencies.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Critical online reviews can carry legal risks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor took offense when a patient's son posted critical remarks about him on some rate-your-doctor websites, including a comment by a nurse who purportedly called the physician "a real tool."

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BBC scandal raises questions for incoming NYT boss

LONDON (AP) - The child abuse scandal that has enveloped one of Britain's most respected news organizations is now hitting one of America's, as the incoming president of The New York Times is on the defensive about his final days as head of the BBC.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark - that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" - has propelled the emotional issue of abortion back to the political forefront. It's put GOP candidates in tight races, from the presidential candidate on down, on the defensive.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-manager of Britney Spears says he was punched

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears' ex-manager described from the witness stand Wednesday a scene of domestic warfare, saying the superstar's father chased him around a kitchen, punched him and threatened his life.

October 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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