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Robotic surgery

Costlier robotic surgery soars for hysterectomies

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women’s hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found.

02/19/2013

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Authorities release photo of accused Ala. abductor

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have released a photo of a man they say killed a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy before taking refuge in an underground bunker.

02/01/2013

Minimum wage gap grows wider between states

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of workers are set to get a pay raise to start 2013, as 10 states increase their minimum wage. Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour.

12/31/2012

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to grand theft

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a law enforcement football organization that raised money for youth scholarships.

12/19/2012

Latin American middle class grows by 50 percent

NEW YORK (AP) – The middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean region grew by 50 the over the past decade. Higher levels of education, more women and urban dwellers entering the work force […]

11/13/2012

California hit by cold snap in wake of heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Californians are shivering through chilly weather just a week after they sweltered in a heat wave – and more heat’s coming. Freeze warnings were issued through 9 a.m. Monday for many […]

11/12/2012

Death toll in Fresno workplace shooting rises to 3

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say two more people have died after being shot at a California chicken processing plant, bringing the death toll to three. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden said Tuesday the suspected […]

11/06/2012

California voter resources

Here are some resources that we hope you will find helpful for the election on Tuesday: Text of proposed laws for all California Propositions (PDF format) U.S. Presidential Candidate Statements U.S. Senate Candidate Statements Legislative […]

11/04/2012

Food-labeling initiative could encourage lawsuits

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supporters of a ballot initiative seeking to require labeling of genetically modified food say consumers deserve to know what they’re eating. But legal scholars say the right to know also […]

11/04/2012

Surge in mail-in voting could delay Calif. results

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Election Day in California could morph into election week because 50 percent or more of voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail and several statewide contests are toss-ups. The […]

10/31/2012

Winds from Sandy make for good Chicago surfing

CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of miles from its turbulent center, superstorm Sandy’s outer bands were violent enough to rip up near-record high waves Tuesday on Lake Michigan, sending a community of avid surfers in Chicago […]

10/30/2012

Storm's cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow

WASHINGTON (AP) – Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the […]

10/30/2012

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