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Local & Regional Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings
GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

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Local & Regional Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings
GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.
Local & Regional Loud exhaust leads to traffic stop, meth bust
A loud exhaust got the attention of Kern County Sheriff's deputies, leading to a traffic stop that landed two men in jail and the seizure of 7.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

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Entertainment Rolling Stones 50th anniversary Rolling Stones 50th anniversary
BAKERSFIELD, Calif - Wednseday marks 50 years since The Rolling Stones released their first album.

The self-titled album was released in The United Kingdom on April 16, 1964. It wasn't released in the United States until May.

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Offbeat Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

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Local & Regional Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up
Consumers who were unable to create an account or fill out an application because of technical problems on the Covered California website have until midnight Tuesday to secure a health insurance policy and avoid a tax penalty. The agency offered the extension after its systems were overwhelmed by the number of people trying to sign up before last month's enrollment deadline under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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National & World New York police end Muslim surveillance program
The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

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Sports Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

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Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

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Technology Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
Technology Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.
Technology NASA OKs space station visit despite dead computer
NASA is pressing ahead with Monday's planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising the situation is safe.
Technology Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties
Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.

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Entertainment Flavor Flav takes plea deal in Vegas battery case
Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas domestic violence case involving the teenage son of his longtime girlfriend.

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Business Homebuilder confidence edges up in April
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.
Business Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips
The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of noncarbonated drinks such as juice, and overall volume rose 2 percent.

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Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients
Health Chili's nixes autism event after backlash(Video)
What started out as Chili's "viral act of kindness" quickly changed after a large amount of backlash. Monday, the restaurant chain canceled a nationwide fundraiser to support the National Autism Association, a nonprofit group that links vaccinations to autism.