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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Magnitude 6.0 California quake causes injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence - an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing kayaker's body found off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego lifeguards have found the body of an exchange student from Ghana a day after his kayak capsized in Mission Bay.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Vacation' over, back to White House for Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and rrithe Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Sunday morning. The U.S. National Hucane Center in Miami said the storm may strengthen into a hurricane on Wednesday while over the open waters of the Atlantic. The storm's center was expected to curve away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east .

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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‘Go Jazz’ is back

"Go Jazz" is back this fall for its fourth season, and they are falling for jazz. Community members can fall, too, as this 20-piece, professional-level ensemble treats the crowd to its unique sounds.

November 23, 2014 | By Ron Rudzinski Community Contributor | Signal AP


Update: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

TOKYO (AP) - Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

November 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Giants World Series exhibit goes on display Monday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The World Series champion exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame is once again taking on an orange-and-black color scheme.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Men crawl from wreckage of car in Malibu canyon

MALIBU (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say three men were able to crawl from the wreckage of a car that plunged 200 feet into a Malibu canyon.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter charged with killing lover's husband

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A Southern California firefighter has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his lover's husband.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Riverside prosecutors drop pastor rape case

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A judge has thrown out a rape case against a Riverside County pastor.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bear cub hurt in Washington wildfire Idaho-bound

SEATTLE (AP) - A black bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire over the summer is moving to a rehabilitation facility in Idaho for the winter.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


ER doctor killed in plane crash in N. California

GARBERVILLE (AP) - Authorities say the pilot killed in a small plane crash in Northern California was an emergency room doctor who was commuting to work from his home.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

November 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tarkanian remains hospitalized in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Family members say former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains in stable condition with pneumonia at a Las Vegas hospital.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said.

November 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING, Pa. (AP) - A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the region in more than 70 years and the farthest journey south, wildlife officials confirmed Friday.

November 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed, 3 injured in Lancaster crash

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Three people were killed and three injured in a two-vehicle crash in Lancaster.

November 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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