L.A.’s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee

Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File)

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers’ former stadium. McCartney’s website posted a statement Thursday confirming that [...]

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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American [...]

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Jan. 17, 2014: Leon Stout, of Orland, walks across a dry Black Butte Lake near Orland Buttes Recreation Area in Chico, Calif. (AP Photo/Chico Enterprise-Record, Jason Halley, File)

Study links California drought to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) —     While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it’s not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the [...]

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First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad [...]

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Family of slain TSA agent files claim for $25 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and two children of a security screener killed in an attack [...]

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Long Beach selected to test earthquake early warning system

LONG BEACH (CNS) – The city of Long Beach was selected by Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey to serve as a test site for an earthquake early warning system, officials announced today. The California [...]

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In an April 10, 2014, image provided by WXIA-TV, 9-year-old Willie Myrick is embraced by Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker in front of the congregation at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta. (AP Photo/WXIA-TV)

Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song “Every [...]

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers her Simmons College Leadership Conference keynote address at the Seaport World Trade Center Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Hillary Clinton daring women to compete

BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016. The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state addressed a women’s leadership conference [...]

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This frame grab from a Twitter post from @OccupyWallStNYC shows a news photo of a New York City police officer wielding a baton during an Occupy Wall Street action in New York. (AP Photo/Twitter)

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting [...]

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Grayson Clamp, 3 of Charlotte, N.C., wears an auditory brain stem implant to hear while supplementing speech with sign language at the Carolina Center for Communicative Disorders Program facility in Durham, N.C., Friday, August 23, 2013. Grayson is one of the first children in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial to help restore his hearing. (Sara D. Davis/AP Images for UNC Health Care)

Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination [...]

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Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ title given to one with grace and humility

It’s Lupita’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The stunning Oscar winner for her role in “12 Years a Slave” has just been named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the world. People’s [...]

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In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, left, looks at Roger Pontz’s left eye as Pontz’'s wife, Terri, right, looks on at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)

Michigan man among 1st in US to get ‘bionic eye’

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a [...]

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