Labor Day

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

Tips to make spam stop, plus Apple updates on ‘Let’s Talk Tech’

Christian Wheel is the host of “Let’s Talk Tech,” Saturdays at 5pm on KFWB. Topics this week include: Apple unveiled a WHOLE LOT of new products this week. We’ve got new iPads, new iPad Minis, […]

10/26/2013

A row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Washington budget fight hurts auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — Auto sales tailed off last week, and some dealers and experts are pointing the finger at bickering politicians in Washington. Data collected by J.D. Power and Associates show that sales fell in […]

10/16/2013

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway stands in front of his rural vacation home Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Stephentown, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

6 arrests in vandalism of ex-NFL player’s NY home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six people were arrested Thursday on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player’s vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected. The arrests […]

09/26/2013

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Backlogged Calif unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s labor secretary has ordered the state’s Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems. Marty Morgentern said in a memo to […]

09/25/2013

In this still frame made from Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, video provided by Ken Herzlich, officials and emergency responders tend to a victim at the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot Thursday night in a city park in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Ken Herzlich)

Chicago shooting shows gap in stepped-up policing

CHICAGO (AP) — Armed with an assault rifle, assailants indiscriminately sprayed a crowded Chicago park with bullets during a neighborhood basketball game. A 3-year-old boy was struck in the face, among 13 people wounded during […]

09/20/2013

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway stands in front of his rural vacation home Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Stephentown, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

Ex-NFL player’s NY home trashed by partying teens

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway initially thought the Twitter photos showing young people partying at his family’s second home in upstate New York were a hoax. Then he saw pictures […]

09/18/2013

In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Big gains on wildfire near Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A relatively cool and humid Labor Day allowed fire crews to make major progress Monday toward corralling a massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park. The fire […]

09/02/2013

Johnny Depp as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (l-r) in scene from movie "The Lone Ranger." (Photo credit: Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. / AP)

Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, Hollywood made it through a precarious minefield of summer box-office bombs with a heftier wallet. The summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue despite much […]

09/02/2013

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 photo, fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School in Monticello, Ill., eat popsicles to stay cool as their teacher reads to them. The school, built in 1894, has air conditioning in only a few spots and has been sending students home early this new school year as temperatures push into the 90s every day. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

CHICAGO (AP) — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet […]

09/02/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Labor Day deals can be better than you might think

Shopping for deals is almost as much of a Labor Day tradition as barbecuing. This year, you can shop for deals without leaving your chaise lounge. USA Today’s bargain hunter Matt Granite explains why this […]

08/30/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Facebook revises facial recognition

Facebook is making it a lot easier for you to be identified among your friends and even strangers. The social media giant has started including profile pictures to its existing facial recognition technology. Up until […]

08/30/2013

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Labor Day travel projected to be highest since 2008

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More Southland residents are taking Labor Day weekend trips this year than in 2012, mirroring a national trend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Rising consumer confidence is credited […]

08/30/2013

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