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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Crash piles pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak earnings, labor unrest and tough competition from lower-cost carriers.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) - Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) - The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.

April 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Groups aim to further expand gay rights at state level

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians in those states and others.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Darren Sharper drug, sexual assault case moves to La.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints' Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quakes rattle valley area north of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of small earthquakes, the largest magnitude 3.1, has rattled the northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California amends punishment policy for mentally ill inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials said Friday they are changing state policy so mentally ill inmates who act out can get counseling instead of being automatically sent to isolation cells or kept in prison longer.

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians with century-old water rights face restrictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farms and other Californians that have been shielded from water reductions because of century-old claims could face new restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday.

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla 1Q new vehicle deliveries rise 55 pct. from year ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla's first-quarter new vehicle deliveries climbed 55 percent from a year earlier to more than 10,000 cars.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader Michael Jandreau dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Michael Jandreau, who as the leader of South Dakota's Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for 35 years was known for a variety of economic development projects but had recently faced allegations of financial wrongdoing, died Friday. He was 71.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday - and it's an unusually short one.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Josh Hamilton won't be disciplined under MLB drug program

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

DENVER (AP) - Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most Calif. residents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.

July 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - It won't be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California regulators set to overhaul home electricity costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Big energy users are set to get a break on electricity while more efficient consumers will see their bills rise under a proposal being considered by California regulators.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man sentenced for killing mother, 73

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who said God told him to kill his elderly mother has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.

July 02, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

RENO, Nevada (AP) - Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria.

July 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - For Bill Clinton, the timing of President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must seem auspicious. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$3 million restoration project improves Alcatraz Island

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the great escape of three prisoners in the early 1960s.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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