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Aaron’s, FTC settle over computer spyware

ATLANTA (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission says Atlanta-based furniture renter Aaron's Inc. has agreed to a settlement over allegations that it helped place spyware on computers that secretly monitored consumers by taking webcam pictures of them in their homes.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


Computer as driver has big benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker.

October 22, 2013 | | Nationwide


WWII vet honored with military medals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia - even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Missouri switches to new execution drug

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri Department of Corrections said Tuesday it is switching to a new lethal injection drug, less than two weeks after the governor halted executions until it could find a replacement for the anesthetic propofol.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Nevada schoolyard shooting terror

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Students cowered in fear and pleaded for their lives as a 12-year-old Nevada boy went on a schoolyard rampage with a handgun he brought from home, waving the weapon at frightened classmates and shooting a math teacher in the chest on a basketball court.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Builders of website saw red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Texas dad alleges bullying in 91-0 prep football game

Texas dad alleges bullying in 91-0 prep football game

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


7 inmates escaped via forgery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Utah police arrest man who drove up State Capitol steps

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Troopers used a stun gun to subdue a man who drove his pickup truck up the west steps of the state Capitol building Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


Hawaii surfer throws punches to escape shark

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


The Run Down

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

ACLU SUES OHIO CITY OVER SIDEWALK MESSAGES BAN: TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of Defiance in northwest Ohio, alleging the city's ban on sidewalk messages shouldn't apply to chalk messages and violates free speech rights.

October 22, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the Bay Area

BAY AREA NATURAL GAS PIPELINE RECONNECTED: SAN CARLOS (AP) - Pacific Gas and Electric is reconnecting a Northern California natural-gas pipeline that it was ordered to seal off for safety reasons after concerns surfaced in an e-mail from an engineer.

October 22, 2013 | | State


Sea serpents' was egg-carrying female

'LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy.

October 22, 2013 | | State


BART contract similar to previous deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Trains in the San Francisco Bay Area were running again Tuesday after a tentative deal capped six months of contentious labor negotiations and two strikes that disrupted hundreds of thousands of daily commutes.

October 22, 2013 | | State


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Do or die tonight for Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder won't say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors tonight to win the Western Conference ...

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks stars Thornton, Marleau finally reach 1st Stanley Cup final

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have been linked ever since they went one-two in the 1997 NHL draft to Boston and San ...

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain leaves early as Giants lose 5-2 to Rockies

kind of swinging," Chatwood said. "I was able to execute some pitches and get some quick outs."

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manaea throws 6 solid innings in A’s 4-1 loss to Tigers

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Manaea continues to feel more comfortable every time he takes the mound. He had another solid outing but the Athletics' offense was ...

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Molder leads in suspended second round at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Bryce Molder would have a magical number if he could combine his front-nine scores through two days at Colonial into one ...

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stoneman wins closest 100 by 0.0024 seconds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The weekend of the 100th running of the Indy 500 got off to a historic start Friday.

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


9-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal out with injury

PARIS (AP) - For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cavs reach 2nd straight Finals

TORONTO (AP) - LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA ...

May 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


DUMP DONALD TRUMP?

COSTA MESA (AP) - Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


‘Ex-’Glee’ star indicted for child-porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


Hillary Clinton’s emails: She’s lying in plain sight

Speaking in San Francisco Thursday, Hillary Clinton told supporters that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. "He roots for himself," the former Secretary ...

May 27, 2016 | | Other Views


Mark Allen Brothers

Mark Allen Brothers, 69, entered into eternal rest on May 20, 2016 in Modesto, CA. He was born on October 27, 1946 in Massachusetts. He ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Carolyn Janiece Brading

Carolyn Janiece Brading, 69, entered into rest on May 16, 2016 in Manteca, CA She was born on December 24, 1946 in Oakland, CA.

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Raul Navarro

Raul Navarro, 78, entered into rest on May 22, 2016 in Manteca. He was born on January 24, 1938 in Jalisco, Mexico.

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Kenneth Seals

Kenneth Seals, 58, entered into rest on May 20, 2016 in Manteca. He was born on October 7, 1957 in Stockton, CA. Ken joins his ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


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