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Taxes: Expiring credits, deductions extended by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers preparing to file their 2012 returns can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michelle Obama wears Jason Wu to inaugural galas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inauguration balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner Cable wins Dodgers TV contract

Time Warner Cable Inc. has won a contract to carry Los Angeles Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014, snatching the games away from Fox Sports after this year's baseball season ends, according to a person familiar with the matter.The deal has not yet been finalized, although it is to be announced within days, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Texas official: 3 wounded in college shooting

HOUSTON (AP) - A shooting on a Texas community college campus wounded three people Tuesday and sent students fleeing for safety as officials placed the campus on lockdown, officials said.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jim, John Harbaugh ready for rematch at Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings.

January 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes march on

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more limits on the rights established by the Supreme Court in the landmark ruling that still defines one of the nation's most intractable debates.

January 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US home sales dip in Dec.; 2012 best in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of previously occupied homes dipped in December from November, in part because of a limited supply of available homes. But for all of 2012, sales rose to their highest level in five years.

January 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dish Network to close 300 Blockbuster stores in US

DENVER (AP) - Dish Network Corp. says it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees.

January 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 14 injured in L.A. hotel fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fire roared through a 90-year-old residential hotel in Los Angeles' harbor area early Tuesday, injuring 14 people, three of them critically.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: New Mexico teen planned shootings at store

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down his family over the weekend had reloaded his guns after the attacks and planned to go to a Wal-Mart and randomly shoot people, authorities said Tuesday.

January 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama begins first working day of new term

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House learning the basics. Not just the basics of governing, but also figuring out how to get cleared into their offices by the Secret Service, log on to their government computers and find keys to unlock office drawers.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bankrupt Zacky Farms to remain with family

FRESNO (AP) - A California family-owned turkey plant that recently filed for bankruptcy will remain in the hands of the Zacky family under the terms of a $31.6 million sale.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden retrievers key to dog cancer study

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Jay Mesinger heard about a study seeking golden retrievers to help fight canine cancer, he immediately signed up 2-year-old Louie.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students pulled from Encinitas school on cell fears

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) - Some parents have pulled their children from a San Diego County school because of concerns about radiation from cellphone antennas.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nyong'o and Leto win SAG awards

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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