AOL, Vringo reach partial patent settlement By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) AOL Inc. confirmed Monday that it has reached a partial patent settlement with ringtone company Vringo Inc. related to online search and advertising.

The settlement is partial because AOL is still named in the lawsuit as a customer of Google Inc., the main defendant in the patent suit.

Filed in 2011, the lawsuit claims that Google, AOL, ..... ...Read More »
Fire at Calif. refinery is out; 200 go to hospital By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A fire at one of the nation's largest refineries is out.

San Francisco Bay area-based KGO-TV reports that the fire at Chevron's refinery in Richmond, about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, was doused early Tuesday morning.

Chevron spokeswoman Heather Kulp, however, said at a 5 a.m. news conference that officials were con..... ...Read More »
2 die, 15 hurt in Aurora apartment building fire By The Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) Two people were killed and 15 injured at an apartment building fire in the Denver suburb of Aurora that left many people to be rescued from the upper floors.

At least one person jumped to escape Monday night's blaze.

Injuries range from light to moderate.

Fire Capt. Allen Robnett said some people were hanging..... ...Read More »
Cablevision stems subscriber losses in 2Q By The Associated Press BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) Cablevision Systems Corp., a cable company serving mainly the New York area, has stemmed the loss of TV subscribers for the second quarter in a row, at the cost of holding its prices steady.

Cable companies have posted TV subscriber losses for years, as households switch to satellite or phone-company TV services. Cablevision has particularly tough com..... ...Read More »
Husband: Giffords satisfied with Loughner plea By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) The husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says he and his wife are satisfied with a plea agreement for the suspect in the Tucson mass shooting.

Jared Loughner is scheduled for a change of plea hearing in federal court Tuesday. He will be asked to acknowledge that he shot and killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords.

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Man in wife's ICU shooting confused about charge By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio man suspected of the mercy killing of his wife seemed perplexed at the charge, asking a judge whether his wife was indeed dead.

John Wise appeared before an Akron municipal court judge via video from jail Tuesday morning on an aggravated attempted murder charge. His bond was set at $1 million.

The 66-year-old Wise is charged w..... ...Read More »
Mother of boy who died at mansion seeks new probe By The Associated Press CORONADO, Calif. (AP) The mother of a 6-year-old boy who died after falling down stairs at a San Diego County mansion wants to reopen the investigation into his death.

U-T San Diego reports ( ) Dina Shacknai and her representatives met with Coronado police and county medical examiner's staff last week. They presented results from two hired experts..... ...Read More »
San Francisco mayor abandons stop and frisk By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco's mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.

There was an outcry after Mayor Ed Lee told the San Francisco Chronicle ( ) in June that he was considering stop and frisk, which involves officers stopping and searching suspicious people for weapons.

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):


Detectives say they may never know for sure, but Wade Michael Page posted frequent comments saying he wanted to see his white supremacist views advanced with action.

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Plea deal in Tucson shooting depends on suspect By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) For the legal team defending the suspect in a deadly Tucson mass shooting, reaching a plea deal was just one step. Convincing a judge that Jared Lee Loughner is competent enough to enter a plea depends on how he behaves in court Tuesday.

The 23-year-old college dropout is scheduled to attend a hearing during which his attorneys and prosecutors will try..... ...Read More »
Sikh temple president, officers hailed as heroes By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) His community under attack, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Singh Kaleka fought back with all his strength and a simple butter knife, trying to stab a murderous gunman before taking two fatal gunshots to the leg.

Shot nine times and left for dead as he tended to a wounded victim outside, Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy tried to wave off his co..... ...Read More »
Gunman exhorted other white supremacists to act By The Associated Press OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) The man who opened fire in a Wisconsin Sikh temple posted frequent comments on Internet forums for skinheads, repeatedly exhorting members to act more decisively to support their cause.

A day after Wade Michael Page's attack, authorities were trying to determine why the 40-year-old Army veteran targeted total strangers in a house of worship.

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Quotations of the day By The Associated Press "Over the course of the next three months, the other side is going to spend more money than we have ever seen on ads that basically say the same thing you've been hearing for the past three months: ... the economy is not where it needs to be and it's Obama's fault." President Barack Obama summarizing what he says is the GOP argument against his re-election.

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Ohio man goes to court in wife's hospital shooting By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio man suspected of shooting his wife in the head in her hospital bed is scheduled for his first court appearance as police await autopsy results that could affect the charge against him in the possible mercy killing.

A prosecutor says 65-year-old Barbara Wise was incapacitated before John Wise stood at her bedside at an Akron hospital and shot her ..... ...Read More »
Police: Ohio boys, 13, drove stolen car to Mo. By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two 13-year-old Ohio boys who stole a parent's car and drove it hundreds of miles to Kansas City, Mo., have been found sleeping in a downtown alley.

Kansas City police say the runaways from the Columbus area were found in the car on Monday. They were taken into custody by officers investigating a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of ..... ...Read More »
Chevron refinery fire sends smoke over SF Bay Area By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Officials fearing toxic smoke told residents in the San Francisco Bay Area to stay indoors Monday evening as a fire at a Chevron refinery released black plumes over the Richmond plant.

The fire broke out at 6:15 p.m. Monday, sending large flames with thick black smoke out of at least two refinery stacks and over Richmond and San Pablo, about 10 miles n..... ...Read More »
2 small planes enter Obama's NY, Conn. airspace By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) F-15 fighter jets have intercepted two small airplanes in the New York metropolitan area after they entered airspace temporarily restricted because of President Barack Obama's campaign visit to Connecticut.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the first incident was at 7 p.m. Monday over Long Island. The plane was followed until it landed, ..... ...Read More »
Ohio hospital gun victim was in disabled state By The Associated Press MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) A woman whose husband of 45 years is accused of shooting her in the head in her hospital bed in a possible mercy killing had been in the intensive care unit in an extremely disabled state, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Barbara Wise was incapacitated before John Wise stood at her bedside and shot her on Saturday with a handgun, Akron assistant city pro..... ...Read More »
UK bank denies Iran money laundering scheme By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The British bank accused of violating U.S. sanctions against doing business with Iran rejects the claim and says it had already been cooperating in a review with American regulators.

London-based Standard Chartered Bank says it began its review of its transactions in 2010 and was surprised by the order and accusations made Monday by New York State Finan..... ...Read More »
Gunman in Sikh temple attack was white supremacist By The Associated Press OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade Michael Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

The bald, heavily tattooed bassist was a 40-year-old Army veteran who trained in psychological warfare before he was demoted and discharged more t..... ...Read More »
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