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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court takes up dispute over California raisins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July

NEW YORK (AP) - The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed deal would restore wins for Penn St., Joe Paterno

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The NCAA on Friday announced a proposed agreement that would restore 112 wins by the school's football team that were wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and would put the late Joe Paterno back as the winningest coach in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans plan to offer their own solutions on immigration

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales rise in December on stronger economy

AN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales jumped in December, buoyed by a stronger economy and lower interest rates, a research firm said Thursday. Prices rose modestly.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California agency releasing more state water after storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials say that December storms have allowed the state to send more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Mexico has started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States. The goal is to make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 more California measles cases tied to Disney outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 each

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man

BALTIMORE (AP) - A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former GOP chairman enters US Senate race in Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced Sunday that he's undertaking a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California's next U.S. senator.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Guide to the Colorado theater shooting trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at top elements in the case:

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Coast Guard: Search goes on for 5 lost after boats capsize

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Coast Guard crews are searching for five people missing in the water after a powerful storm capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli police: 2 Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said, before a third attack against police forces later in the day left three officers injured.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spring storm delivers late rain, snow to Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A brief spring storm delivered a welcome batch of rain to Northern California on Saturday as well as an unexpectedly hearty supply of snow that closed roads in Yosemite National Park and made tire chains a requirement in the mountain passes around Lake Tahoe.

April 25, 2015 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Signal AP


Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 ex Buena Park officials plead guilty to embezzlement

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - Two former Buena Park officials who worked in the city parks and recreation department have pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.3 million from the Southern California city.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE (AP) - Protesters who've been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.

April 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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