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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Mexico's president to visit California next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is coming to California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown, less than a month after Brown visited his country, officials said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sen. Boxer: Group behind beheading must be stopped

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Days after an Islamic extremist group beheaded an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer condemned Friday the "brutal and barbaric murder" of James Foley and labeled the Islamic State a "worldwide threat" that must be stopped.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.

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


College mourns 3 students killed in crash

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.

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


Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.

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


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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


Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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


Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

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


Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

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


Obama's vacations in line with US average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

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


Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

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


MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

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


Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

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


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Arrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life

DENVER (AP) - A man arrested in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say.

November 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A window washer fell screaming 11 stories from a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

November 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

November 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

November 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosby gigs canceled

NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault.

November 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

November 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Putting Oscar on the block

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.

November 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

November 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


University tuition increases adopted in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California voted Thursday to approve a tuition increase of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.

November 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California PUC fines PG&E, orders consumer reparations

SAN FRANCISCO, November 20, 2014 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued an order today in response to Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) September 15, 2014, disclosure of approximately 20 emails from January 2014 regarding the assignment of an Administrative Law Judge in PG&E's Gas Transmission and Storage rate case, in violation of the CPUC's Rules of Practice and Procedure.

November 20, 2014 | Source: California public utilities commission | Signal AP


US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.

November 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

November 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area.

November 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Project to show Native American link to Route 66

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66 - America's Mother Road - famous.

November 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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