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Archive By Section - Signal AP


IndyCar mandates closure panels to keep cars on the ground

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar is mandating the use of closure panels on the rear wheel guards for the remaining three superspeedway races. Tuesday's action is in response to three cars going airborne during preparation for the Indianapolis 500.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California may pay for recounts in close statewide elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Taxpayers would pay for future recounts in close statewide elections under a bill advancing through the Legislature.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands urge Brown to boost Medi-Cal spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of Californians have gathered in the state capital in hopes of persuading Gov. Jerry Brown to increase spending on the state's health insurance program for the poor.

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


Jenner's change a high-profile step for transgender movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.

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


California water use fell 13.5 percent in April amid drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Ordered to use a fourth less water during this record drought, Californians managed to get about halfway to their goal in April, regulators announced Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation

WASHINGTON (AP) - An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy

PARIS (AP) - The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House NSA surveillance bill clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House-passed bill to overhaul collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency has cleared a hurdle in the Senate.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon bomber's college pal gets 6 years in prison

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect.

June 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

June 01, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boat with more than 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze

BEIJING (AP) - A yacht carrying more than 450 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a cyclone in southern China, and eight people have been rescued, the state broadcaster CCTV reported Tuesday.

June 01, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmers submit plans to save water under deal

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sentenced for stalking Mila Kunis flees health facility

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a mental health facility over the weekend and was being sought by authorities in Southern California on Monday.

June 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Lawyer pleads not guilty to drunken boating; woman loses arm

BOSTON (AP) - An attorney who specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving pleaded not guilty Monday to operating a boat while drunk after a passenger fell overboard and lost her arm in the propeller.

June 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail ...

September 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Latest Clinton emails show frustrations at State with email

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to ...

August 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union ...

August 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court considers challenge to California death penalty

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over ...

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles police begin to patrol wearing body cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some Los Angeles police officers are now equipped with body cameras while on patrol.

August 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall ...

August 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union ...

August 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for ...

August 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toymaker sponsors anti-bullying effort in New England schools

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Toymaker Hasbro, based in Pawtucket, R.I., has launched an anti-bullying drive by funding a grant for teacher training in the ...

August 31, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Hart High grad Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - James Shields ended his road skid, and the Padres finally beat the Phillies.

August 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Almonte leads Indians to 9-2 win against slumping Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians are working on a positive finish to a roller-coaster August.

August 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of Alaska trip

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said ...

August 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were ...

August 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California beach reopens after Hammerhead shark sighting

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County beach is open again after being shut when a shark was seen circling kayakers.

August 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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