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1 year 3 months ago

Beam me to work, Scotty! Sort of

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - More employees are working remotely with computers, smartphones and video-conferencing. But those technologies are still no substitute for actually being in the office. A growing number of tech companies are trying to address that problem with so-called telepresence robots. These mobile video-conferencing systems are designed...

1 year 4 months ago

Circus camel takes off through Calif. city

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - It wasn't a typical jam up that slowed traffic Southern California's Glendale - it was a runaway circus camel. KCAL-TV reports that a camel escaped from Ramos Brothers Circus Friday and began galloping down Glendale Boulevard with handlers in hot pursuit. The circus says that "Atula"...

1 year 5 months ago

NASA Curiosity rover takes a bite of Martian soil

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano. The finding released Tuesday is the latest step in trying to better understand whether the environment could have been hospitable to microbial life. Curiosity...

1 year 7 months ago

Officials: 73 sickened with salmonella from mangoes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California. They are trying to identify which specific mango...

1 year 8 months ago

Gas prices rise 18 cents nationwide

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has increased 18 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.69, about 8 cents higher than the same time last year. Nationally,...

2 years 3 weeks ago

SolarReserve gets OK for Saguache County plants

SAGUACHE, Colo. (AP) - SolarReserve says it has received its final permit from Saguache County for two planned 100-megawatt solar thermal energy facilities. The facilities would be built on private agricultural land about six miles northeast of Center. The land currently uses about 8,800 acre-feet of water annually for agricultural...

2 years 2 months ago

Rural residents strike back at Lucas film empire

NICASIO, Calif. (AP) - Marin County's planning commission will hear arguments for and against allowing filmmaker George Lucas to expand his movie-making empire in the quiet hills just north of San Francisco. Some Marin County residents are balking at the planned 270,000-square-foot digital media production compound on historic farmland...

2 years 5 months ago

Apple: Battery life fix coming for new iPhone

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. says there is a problem with its latest mobile operating system that is shortening the battery life of iPhones, iPads and iPods that use the software. Spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said Wednesday that a small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on...

2 years 8 months ago

Arraignment delayed in Calif. severed penis case

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - Arraignment has been postponed for a California woman accused of cutting off her estranged husband's penis and running it through the garbage disposal. An Orange County Superior Court judge rescheduled Friday's arraignment of 48-year-old Catherine Kieu to Sept. 23 and set bail at $1 million....

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