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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Man gets 18+ years for crash that killed 3 sisters

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno County man has been sentenced to 18 years and eight months to life in prison for a head-on drunken driving crash that killed three sisters.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol to test body cameras

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Medi-Cal patients sue over application backlog

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Medi-Cal patients and health care advocates filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday for leaving hundreds of thousands of low-income and disabled people waiting months for care.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family of police shooting victim sues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors unite nationwide to fight gun violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Top prosecutors in the nation's two largest cities are rallying their colleagues across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

September 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

September 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maps provide early warning of California fire risk

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't far behind.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

The suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School police stock up on free military gear

LOS ANGELES (AP) - School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

September 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

NEW YORK (AP) - Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

September 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday and decided in the middle of the night to put star running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL said Wednesday that its new performance-enhancing drug policy will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field this week.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price hikes

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.

December 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

December 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections.

December 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sheriff agrees to oversight of jails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's largest sheriff's department agreed to federal court oversight and will adopt a new use-of-force policy to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by jail inmates who said they were beaten by guards.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Polanski lawyers accuse prosecutors of misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The seemingly endless quest by Los Angeles authorities to extradite film director Roman Polanski has taken a new twist with the 81-year-old director renewing his fight to be free of his prosecutors.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Parts of LA County see flash floods

TORRANCE (AP) - Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays

DENVER (AP) - Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California officials are worried that recent rains will give people an excuse to abandon water-conservation efforts designed to fight the state's long drought.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in '14

WASHINGTON (AP) - No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.

December 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Manhunt widens for ex-Marine in 6 killings

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Schools closed and hospitals and other public places tightened security as police in two suburban Philadelphia counties hunted on Tuesday for a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.

December 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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