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VC firms team up to invest in Google Glass

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three influential venture capital firms are teaming to find and finance entrepreneurs who want to create applications and other accessories for Google Glass. That's an Internet-connected device that is setting out to turn wearable computing into the latest fashion trend.

April 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.

April 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Personal computer sales crash as Windows 8 flops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look like it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.

April 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Mutual funds attract record amount of cash

BOSTON (AP) - The stock market hit a record high during the first quarter, and so did the flow of cash into mutual funds.

April 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


COMPUTER SHIPMENTS

Research group IDC said Wednesday that global shipments of personal computers fell 14 percent in the first three months of 2013, the sharpest plunge since the firm started tracking the industry in 1994. IDC said Microsoft's Windows 8 software appears to be driving buyers away from PCs and toward smartphones and tablets. According to research group IDC, here are the five leading manufacturers of personal computers worldwide in first quarter of 2013:

April 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama budget hints sale of TVA utility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Obama administration's 2014 budget is calling for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority, opening the possibility that the largest U.S. public utility could be sold.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Phoenix area man killed wife over HIV fear

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A man charged with fatally stabbing his wife and adult son in their suburban Phoenix home told investigators he carried out the killings out of a fear he had given his wife HIV from prostitutes he used to frequent and out of concern about what would become of his jobless son.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Senate boost for background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative senators from both parties announced their support for expanding background checks for gun buyers Wednesday, giving a burst of momentum to advocates of stronger restrictions. But big questions remain about whether President Barack Obama can push significant gun controls through Congress.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Gunman holding firefighters killed; 4 hostages OK

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who was having financial problems held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, demanding his cable and power be turned back on, before being shot dead when SWAT members stormed the house, authorities said Wednesday. The hostages had cuts and bruises from explosions officers set off to distract the gunman before moving in, but they will be fine, a fire official said.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Senate plan to stiffen border security

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Maine hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested

ROME, Maine (AP) - A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples has been caught in a surveillance trap at a camp he treated as a "Walmart," authorities said Wednesday.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Spending cuts, higher smokers' taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mixing modest curbs on spending with tax increases reviled by Republicans, President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget on Wednesday that would raise taxes on smokers and wealthy Americans and trim Social Security benefits for millions.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Medication: Study shows antibiotic overuse

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

DEVICE TO SCARE BIRDS CAUSES GUARD BASE LOCKDOWN: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - After a report of gunfire, Air National Guard officials locked down a Mississippi base on Wednesday, but the noise thought to be shots turned out to be a device used to scare birds away from an airport runway, authorities said.

April 10, 2013 | | Nation


State bill aimed at Scouts' gay ban passes hurdle

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks cleared its first vote on Wednesday in the California Legislature.

April 10, 2013 | | State


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Veto: Congress rebukes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Congress Oks stopgap spendingbill, $1.1 billion to fight Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) - Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather’s slaying

BOSTON (AP) - A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


HP promises fix for printer software that barred outside ink cartridges

SAN JOSE (AP) - HP Inc. has apologized to customers for a software update that made some of its printers stop working with ink cartridges from ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Apple partnering with Deloitte in business pitch

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo CEO to face House with better defense

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


California suspends some of its Wells Fargo business

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's treasurer said Wednesday that he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Soda-tax battle bubbles up in the SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a ...

September 28, 2016 | | State


El Cajon ifficer guns down refugee in ‘shooting stance’

EL CAJON (AP) - The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance ...

September 28, 2016 | | State


Gun owners expect to fail in blocking new California laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The leader of a gun owners' group said Wednesday that he expects to fall short of forcing a statewide vote to overturn ...

September 28, 2016 | | State


Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

MORGAN HILL (AP) - Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush ...

September 28, 2016 | | State


Mark Allen Searcy

Mark Allen Searcy, 59, of Weatherford, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


EU outshoots Manteca for VOL victory

Neither team was at their best, but East Union was good enough to dispatch rival Manteca 270-288 and improve to 8-2 in the Valley Oak ...

September 28, 2016 | | High School Sports


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