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Report finds firing of ex-LAPD officer justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles Police Department review has upheld the firing of Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-officer who killed four people during a February rampage that ended with his death.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Cambridge, Mass. woman whose fiancee ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic says they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: confidential employee files, including Social Security numbers, W2s, resignation letters and doctors' notes.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Montoya looking for big finish at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The pressure if off Juan Pablo Montoya to win at Sonoma Raceway, where his road course background has created an expectation for him to win every year.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho man pleads not guilty in Calif. fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man extradited from an Idaho resort town has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped dupe a Los Angeles physician out of more than $28 million in an offshore investment.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fewer abortions with hospital consolidations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - By joining with a much bigger Catholic health system, a prominent Orange County hospital hopes to enhance patients' access to a host of services - except one.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lenny Dykstra released from prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been released from prison in California after serving time for bankruptcy fraud.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First Apple computer could fetch $500,000 or more

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages - an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby found dead in Bakersfield trash can

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Kern County man made a grisly discovery while retrieving his trash can from the curb: there was a dead, naked newborn baby inside that appeared to have suffered a head wound.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SF Opera gambles on 'Gospel of Mary Magdalene'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Best known for his modest chamber opera "Little Women," composer Mark Adamo was looking for a more ambitious project to tackle when he happened upon a magazine article about Mary Magdalene.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC authorities seek stolen artificial leg

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities are looking for a crook who drove away with a man's $60,000 artificial limb.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA investigating jets' close call over NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why two airplanes came too close to each other over New York City last week.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fleeing car strikes bus in LA, injuring 2 children

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A car being chased by police has struck a bus in South Los Angeles, slightly injuring two children.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yoda, Indiana Jones statues unveiled at Calif park

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - Filmmaker George Lucas has unveiled statues of two of his most iconic and popular characters at a park in Northern California.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filing: Gov doesn't want challenge to surveillance

CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kardashian, West name baby girl North

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken a new direction in naming their baby girl.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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