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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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Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 15

FRESNO (AP) - A large gas explosion closed both directions of a major highway in Central California and injured at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said Friday.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

BEIJING (AP) - A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.

April 17, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk off the Northern California coast decades ago.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

BOSTON (AP) - The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gulf still scarred 5 years after BP spill

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's jobless rate has fallen for the third straight month this year, to 6.5 percent, as the state continues to add jobs.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Star Wars: Battlefront' unleashed at fan convention

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm.

April 17, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown's order for mandatory water use reductions, but it's not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought.

April 17, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) - The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Why it's proving hard to save Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro bloc.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) - An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds - nobody knows how many - have disappeared into the warming waters of the Mediterranean, including 41 migrants reported dead Thursday after a shipwreck.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial on murder charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marion "Suge" Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) - More than 2,000 families have fled from the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an official said Thursday, as the Islamic State group advanced on the provincial capital of the western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California man, 95, sets world record as oldest active pilot

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot.

April 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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