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8-10-21 Articles

San Francisco cable cars rolling again By Olga R. Rodriguez Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Aug. 2 — Ding! Ding! San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills on August 2 after being sidelined for 16 months...

8-03-21 Articles

Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move By Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press WALTHAM, Mass. (AP), July 19 ¬ The man who designed some of the world's most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the...

7-27-21 Articles

UK Con woman stole diamonds by swapping them for pebbles Associated Press LONDON (AP), July 20 ¬ A British court has heard how a woman allegedly pretended to be a gem expert and swapped diamonds worth 4.2 million pounds ($5.7 million) for pebbles using “sleight of...

7-20-21 Articles

Labor crisis shocks California restaurants By Michael R. Blood Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP), June 22 — Sherry Villanueva's family of Santa Barbara restaurants employed 350 people before the pandemic took hold and darkened dining rooms across California....

7-13-21 Articles

Mask mandate returns for California lawmakers, staff By Adam Beam Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), July 7 — At least nine people who work at the California state Capitol tested positive for the coronavirus in early July, including four who are fully...

7-06-21 Articles

US home prices jump at fastest pace in more than 15 years By Christopher Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP), Jun 29 – U.S. home prices soared in April at the fastest pace since 2005 as potential buyers bid up prices on a limited supply of available...