Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Police: Md. mall gunman wrote of killing people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman in a deadly attack at a Maryland shopping mall wrote in general terms about killing people in his journal and said that he was ready to die, police said Wednesday in releasing new details about writings the shooter left behind. Darion Aguilar...
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Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshal’s office shows Adel Daoud, of Hillside, Ill. At a pretrial ruling Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in the terrorism case against Daoud, a federal judge in Chicago agreed to let the defense view government...
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Justin Bieber pleads not guilty in DUI arrest

AP Photo/Hector Gabino MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida. Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber...
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Snow, ice send South’s flagship city reeling

Richard Uzoma returns to his car after he lost control and abandoned it overnight along with other vehicles which couldn’t traverse the ice build up on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Norcross, Ga. Uzoma said it took him 12 hours to travel 10 miles...
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US Supreme Court lifts stay of Missouri execution

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo released by the Missouri Department of Corrections is death-row inmate Herbert Smulls who is scheduled to die by injection one minute after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 for killing St. Louis County jeweler Stephen Honickman in...
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Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service’s forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just...
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Wounded vet stars at Obama State of Union address

El sargento del ejército estadounidense Cory Remsburg agradece los aplausos de la primera dama Michelle Obama y otros durante el discurso del Estado de la Unión del presidente Barack Obama el martes 28 de enero de 2014 en el Capitolio, en Washington. (Foto AP/J. Scott...

Google selling Motorola phone business to Lenovo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is selling Motorola Mobility’s smartphone business to Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion. Google is keeping most of Motorola’s patent portfolio. Google Inc. bought the patents and phone business for $12.4 billion in May 2012. Under Google,...
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Propane shortages prompting state officials to act

Wally Pohlman looks over the gauges on the 1,400 gallon propane tank at the southern Vigo county meat processing business his family runs Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014. With the gauge reads less than 10 percent, they made a call to their supplier.(AP Photo/Tribune-Star, Jim Avelis) Wally...