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405 fully open after 'Jamzilla'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Traffic was flowing again early Tuesday on a stretch of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles County that was shut down for construction, raising the threat of a holiday weekend "Jamzilla" that never materialized.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First night a hit for 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) - If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Flu deaths in California jump to 243

County and state health officials say the danger from this season's flu virus isn't over yet, although reported cases declined in both areas last week.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers mostly avoid 'Jamzilla' and I-405 work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jamzilla" hasn't lived up to its name - at least so far.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby Boomers are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC ME: More tests needed for NY fashion designer

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive for a fashion designer found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 California Highway Patrol officers killed in crash

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says two officers have been killed in an early morning accident in Fresno County.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from executing and torturing prisoners to systematic abductions and starving mass populations.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: Suicide bomber behind tourist bus attack

CAIRO (AP) - A suicide bomber was behind a deadly blast that tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists, killing at least four people, as it waited near an Egypt-Israel border crossing in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Passenger: Hijacker threatened to crash plane

GENEVA (AP) - An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay activist says she was detained in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: "Gay is OK." Police on Monday denied this happened.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl on ventilator gets diploma

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man gets 75 years in ex-wife's murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


O.J. TV: 'The Trial of the Century' and then some

NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.

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


Hashtag hounds rack up followers with wacky antics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.

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


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