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On crutches, Mike D'Antoni takes over the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Although Mike D'Antoni is still on crutches after his recent knee surgery, he's already at work with the Los Angeles Lakers.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California toxic landfill cited for spills

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. (AP) - A Central California hazardous waste dump that has been targeted by fines and claims by nearby residents involving birth defects has another headache: The state has issued 72 violations alleging small spills went unreported during the past four years.

November 15, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions on sex scandal: Top officials testify

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top national security officials trudged to Capitol Hill on Thursday to grapple with fallout from the David Petraeus sex scandal as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked service chiefs to review ethics training for military officers. He said he was unaware of any other top brass who could turn out to be ensnared in the debacle.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel moves troops toward Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Three rockets targeted the densely populated Tel Aviv area, setting off air raid sirens in brazen attacks that threatened to trigger an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Eurozone slides back into recession

LONDON (AP) - The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in three years as the fallout from the region's financial crisis was felt from Amsterdam to Athens.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More American workers to pick their insurance

For some American workers, picking the right health insurance is becoming more like hunting for the perfect business suit: It takes some shopping around to find a good fit and avoid sticker shock.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and plead guilty to criminal charges related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shania Twain makes horseback arrival for Vegas gig

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Country music star Shania Twain arrived on horseback Wednesday for a two-year headline gig at Caesars Palace, parading up the Las Vegas Strip with a herd of 40 horses.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Booze calories nearly equal soda's for US adults

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Erdrich wins National Book Award for fiction

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Book Awards on Wednesday honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich for "The Round House" to Katherine Boo for her debut work, "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers."

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Foreclosure starts down on annual basis in October

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. homes are entering the foreclosure process at a slower pace than a year ago, and fewer properties are being repossessed by lenders, new data show.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI agent in Petraeus scandal has been a hero

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the year 2000 dawned. He fatally shot a man who threatened him and other law enforcement officers with a knife during an altercation at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in 2010.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate's degrees is expected to increase more sharply - by about 30 percent compared to last year's survey- while MBA hiring appears headed for an unexpected decline.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 Latin Grammys to Jesse & Joy, Juanes wins too

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy and their pop hit "Corre!" ran away with four awards at the 13th Annual Latin Grammys, but Colombian rockero Juanes danced away with the award for best album for "MTV Unplugged" Thursday night.

November 15, 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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