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RFK's son sues NY nurses over maternity ward fight

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy who was acquitted of criminal charges in a maternity ward scuffle is suing two nurses who said on TV that he hurt them.

January 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Smart TVs get smarter, by just a little bit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off "smart TVs."

January 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Detective: Holmes played puppets with paper bags

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - It was just hours after a deadly Colorado theater shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man accused of methodically planning the attack and booby trapping his apartment.

January 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boutique grocer gets 4 weeks for attempted pandering

PHOENIX (AP) - The former chief executive of an upscale Colorado-based grocery chain accused in a child prostitution case in Phoenix was sentenced Tuesday to four weeks in jail for his guilty plea to misdemeanor attempted pandering.

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


Calif. insurance chief criticizes Anthem rate hike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says a rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross for some of the insurer's small-group members is unreasonable, but the insurer says it reflects the rising cost of health care.

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


Clinton likely to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton likely will testify before the panel on Jan. 22 about the assault in Libya that killed four Americans.

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


Spielberg earns 11th Directors Guild nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War epic "Lincoln" to pad the record he already held to 11 film nominations from the guild.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite plan would limit visitors

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A draft plan to limit crowding in Yosemite National Park to protect a river that runs through it would limit the number of daily visitors to roughly current levels.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest

Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Board of Equalization member calls Google app 'racist'

SAN FRANCISCO --- First District Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee issued the following statement demanding removal of several racist applications marketed through Google's "Google Play" platform for use on smart phones and tablets using Google's Android operating system. The applications, called "Make me Asian," "Make me Indian," and "Make me Irish," encourage users to modify pictures of themselves using stereotypical effects such as "war paint," a conical hat, or facial hair.

January 08, 2013 | Source: Betty T. Yee | Signal AP


Stocks fall in advance of earnings

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as traders awaited the start of the corporate earnings season.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. roasts to hottest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) - America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday as her Arizona hometown paused to mark the second anniversary of a deadly shooting rampage that left her with severe injuries.

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


Tax filing season starts Jan. 30 for most filers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns.

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


McDonald's expands test flight for chicken wings

NEW YORK (AP) - First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald's could be adding "Mighty Wings" to its chicken menu.

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


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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