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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction will close freeway lanes in SCV

As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Public hearings on driver's licenses for undocumented residents

Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


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Google exec leaps from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women on front lines against IS

SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stow shouts 'Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears - with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws - far away from humans.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests made in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim police say they have arrested two men in the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot while playing outside her apartment.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School worker tried to stop Wash. shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


16 killed in China coal mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


16 killed in China coal mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday.

October 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

NEW YORK (AP) - Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

October 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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