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Judge refuses inquiry into corruption case plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge refused Tuesday to order a hearing to disclose details of her decision allowing former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo to plead no contest to 69 charges in a corruption case.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. court: Spanking with wooden spoon not abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A state appeals court on Tuesday tossed out child abuse findings against a frustrated Northern California mother who spanked her 12-year-old daughter hard enough with a wooden spoon to cause bruising.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family: Man who set self on fire was mentally ill

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents of malnourished boys make court appearance

DENVER (AP) - A Denver couple accused of starving their four young sons and keeping them in a filthy apartment strewn with cat feces, urine and flies made their first court appearance Tuesday and were advised of the felony child abuse charges against them.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctors: Argentine president 'evolving favorably'

BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Doctors removed a blood clot pressuring the right side of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's brain on Tuesday, relieving pressure that had been giving her headaches and numbness. Their report said she was "evolving favorably" after the surgery, and would remain hospitalized for now.

October 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt Jihadi group says responsible for attack

CAIRO (AP) - A self-described Jihadi group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a satellite communications center south of the Egyptian capital.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentines worry after leader's skull surgery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Doctors siphoned blood from beneath the skull of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday, relieving pressure on her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

LONDON (AP) - A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd chemical weapons team heading for Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday the organization is sending a second team of inspectors to Syria to expand its high-stakes, high-risk mission to rid Syria of its poison gas stockpile.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 win Nobel Prize in physics

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

EUREKA (AP) - It was a perfect day for surfing. Except for the shark.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by.

October 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tribes mishandle funds, go unpunished

ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) - American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents. But federal authorities do little about it - due to a lack of oversight, resources or political will.

October 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.

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


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Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine whose leg was blasted drives to victory

Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer always knew that despite losing much of his left leg in combat he could win races if he got the chance.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmer's death still mystery as convict walks free

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to killing his North Dakota neighbor in 1999 over a water drainage dispute will leave prison without ever telling authorities where he dumped the body.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candidate on probation for shoplifting eyes Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miley Cyrus gets restraining order vs. Arizona man

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Miley Cyrus obtained a temporary restraining order Friday against an Arizona man who was recently detained by police while trying to meet the singer-actress.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom charged with killing 3 daughters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mother has been charged with stabbing to death her three young daughters, whose bloody bodies were found on a bed at her Southern California home.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Source says Sterling surrendering Clippers control

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


King Richard's bones to have final resting place

LONDON (AP) - In the battle royal over Richard III's bones, Britain's High Court has given the victory to Leicester.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead in Santa Paula helicopter crash

SANTA PAULA (AP) - Authorities say at least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed in Santa Paula.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


500 rebels attack troops in Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New carpool lane on Interstate 405 in LA opens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles commuters who dealt with traffic tie-ups, lane re-routings and warnings over gridlock events dubbed "Carmageddon" and "Jamzilla" have been rewarded with a new 10-mile carpool lane on northbound Interstate 405.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Human bones found on Pasadena hillside

PASADENA (AP) - Pasadena police are investigating after a Caltrans crew clearing brush discovered human bones on a hillside near the 134 Freeway.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennessee brings back electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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