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Archive By Section - Signal AP


UPDATE: California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.

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


McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police find teenage girl they had thought was with inmate

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say they've found a 15-year-old girl who they had thought to be in the company of convicted murderer who escaped from jail.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court filing by Andrew Getty, the oil heir found dead in Los Angeles, says he had a serious health problem.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) - Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to 'party'

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Prisoner takes guard's gun, escapes from hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search, police said.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woods returns to The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

July 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Confidential UN report gives positive nuclear review of Iran

VIENNA (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) - All he did was ask to go home.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices take up dispute over union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they're getting divorced

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfire

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.

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


GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepared Tuesday to launch his 2016 campaign for president, telling his most loyal supporters that he's ready to begin what he called a "noble" effort to "lead our country and to change the world."

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of climate pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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