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UPDATE: California legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in state history.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near Bakersfield threaten homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy on Father's Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) - Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability, the State Department said Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan Seacrest issues statement on Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rodents winning NY rat race, but humans fight back

NEW YORK (AP) - Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani army starts offensive against militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's northwest.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen's World Cup wish comes true

SALINAS (AP) - A California teenager with leukemia is one of nearly 40 young Americans who will attend World Cup soccer matches in Brazil thanks to a foundation that works to fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman shoots 2 officers

NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Bureau of Land Management ranger, a California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect were injured Saturday in a shootout near a Northern California campground, authorities said.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seize 1,800 pounds of fireworks

SALINAS (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Salinas man on suspicion of selling about 1,800 pounds of illegal fireworks through Facebook.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy injured in plane crash dies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who was critically injured in a plane crash that killed a paramedic has died.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man run over trying to stop daughter from driving

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway.

June 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fever's Dunn heads home for Hall of Fame honor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn is back in her home state to receive her biggest honor yet as she approaches the conclusion of an illustrious career.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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SoCal fire 20 percent contained

SANTA ANA (AP) - A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Slain UK hostage recalled as devoted to others

LONDON (AP) - British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

ATLANTA (AP) - Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


WS star Frank Torre, Joe's brother, dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) - Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

CHICAGO (AP) - Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

GWER, Iraq (AP) - Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

CAIRO (AP) - As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

REDIPUGLIA, Italy (AP) - Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 homes destroyed in Northern California wildfire

GRASS VALLEY (AP) - A wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of dozens more.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court tosses man's porn conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pasadena's meters raise change for homeless

PASADENA (AP) - The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens evacuate in Northern California wildfire

GRASS VALLEY (AP) - A wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.

September 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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