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Archive By Section - Signal AP


NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (AP) - Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction."

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Partridge Family' child star Suzanne Crough dies in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show "The Partridge Family" has died.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Joni Mitchell unconscious, unable to care for self

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime friend of Joni Mitchell says in a court filing that the singer-writer is unconscious and unable to make medical decisions for herself.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. proposes $10,000 fine for worst water wasters - residence or business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California hiker among 4 Americans dead on Mount Everest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man who had been planning to climb Mount Everest for at least a decade was among the four Americans killed in the avalanche unleashed by a powerful earthquake in Nepal.

April 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages

GORKHA, Nepal (AP) - Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.

April 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors of Colorado theater shooting begin testifying

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Katie Medley was nine months pregnant, so she picked a seat near the exit door, just in case she went into labor when her husband and a friend took her to see the "Batman" premiere nearly three years ago.

April 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

April 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rioting, looting in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

April 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near many homes in SFV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ten threatened homes were briefly evacuated before firefighters surrounded a wildfire that burned in a heavily populated suburban neighborhood of Los Angeles.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations

BEIRUT (AP) - Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Truckers at huge seaport complex strike; impact minimal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but the impact on international commerce did not appear to be significant.

April 27, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.

April 27, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.

July 27, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosby appeals ruling that unsealed deposition excerpts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers are appealing a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters.

July 27, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


8-year-old girl goes missing in beach town

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Police and volunteers were searching Monday for a missing 8-year-old girl a day after she vanished from a California community center where she lives with her mother.

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes.

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes.

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen airstrikes resume; 15 allied fighters killed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight Sunday, security officials and witnesses said.

July 27, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report.

July 27, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.

July 27, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility for its future.

July 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu's most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia's foreign minister said Sunday.

July 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.

July 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman in theater shooting had history of seeking vengeance

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The stranger clenched his fists and shook his head, recounting a time when he tried and failed to beat a cat to death with a steel rod.

July 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Knight bill seeks to preserve almost 70,000 acres of wilderness

Almost 70,000 acres of land in the Santa Clarita Valley could be set aside as wilderness under a bill proposed this week by Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Steve Knight.

July 26, 2015 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


Turkey calls for NATO meeting to discuss security threats

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

July 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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