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Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

UC, CSU receive record number of applications

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More students than ever are applying for undergraduate admission at the University of California and California State University systems. The UC system reported Friday more than 183,000 students applied to at […]

01/18/2014

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CDC: Outbreak linked to Calif chicken sickened 430

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak traced to three Foster Farms poultry plants in California appears to be over after sickening 430 people. CDC officials said […]

01/18/2014

Sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Facebook adds trending topics to site

NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site’s 1.2 billion users, […]

01/16/2014

Incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2015 GMC Canyon at media previews for the North American International Auto Show, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students

DETROIT (AP) — The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. Mary Barra’s first […]

01/12/2014

In this image from video provided by NASA the Cygnus resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station early Sunday Jan. 12, 2013. The spacecraft is expected to arrive on the station later this morning. It is packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also are on board for the six space station residents; the delivery is a month late. (AP Photo/NASA)

Christmas delivery finally for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The six space station astronauts finally got their Christmas presents Sunday with the arrival of a privately launched supply ship that took an extra month to soar. The spacemen opened […]

01/12/2014

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Senators say rail safety agency to rule on train cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators say a federal rail safety agency plans to propose a rule regarding the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents. Charles Schumer of […]

01/12/2014

South Charleston Public Works employees assist local residents in South Charleston, W.V. in obtaining bottled water at the GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston (W.Va.) distribution location Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014. This location will remain open 24-hours a day until the ban on using tap water for drinking and washing is lifted. The ban has been in effect following the chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties.. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

W.Va. water tests encouraging after chemical spill

DRY BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can’t drink the water. The 81-year-old woman placed it there after forgetting several times […]

01/12/2014

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Tyson Foods recalls 33K pounds of chicken product

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a […]

01/12/2014

Calif. regulators mull electricity pricing changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities regulators are considering a new electricity pricing system that would likely result in bigger bills for most ratepayers. The California Public Utilities Commission will study and vote on whether […]

01/11/2014

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also […]

01/11/2014

This undated photo provided by Jelly of Biz Stone.  (AP Photo/Jelly_

App Watch: Query your human network with Jelly

NEW YORK (AP) — Jelly is an app for when you walk by a tree and want to know what type of tree it is, so you snap a photo of it and ask your […]

01/09/2014

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter (AP Photo)

Twitter founder unveils search app tied to photos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than 140 characters of text. That’s the concept behind a smartphone application released Tuesday by Jelly […]

01/07/2014

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