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Archive By Section - Signal AP


California, investors square off over $2.3B sale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The State of California and a group of private investors accused each other at a trial Tuesday of breaking an agreement over a $2.3 billion plan to sell 11 state properties and have the state lease them back.

December 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California death row inmate dies of natural causes

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - A man awaiting execution for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl has died of natural causes.

December 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Things to know on Chicago's new $13 minimum wage

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's minimum-wage workers will earn $13 an hour by 2019 under a plan the City Council approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the change makes the nation's third-largest city the latest to raise its rate. Still, opponents worry about the impact on business.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Outside SCV, rain brings mudslide fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Heavy rain from a powerful Pacific storm swept through California on Tuesday, and residents in some wildfire-scarred communities scrambled to evacuate as authorities warned of mudflows from unstable hillsides.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


West Coast port slowdown won't halt holiday goods

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor strife on the West Coast waterfront isn't going to steal Christmas.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP senator: Obama picks Carter to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Republican senator says President Barack Obama has chosen Ashton Carter as his nominee for defense secretary.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Allison Williams to soar as Peter Pan on Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) - "Losing your shadow: What is THAT about?" muses Allison Williams. "As a kid you just accept it. But as an adult, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what it means."

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kenya security shakeup after extremist attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Islamic extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to announce a security shakeup Tuesday, firing his Interior Minister and accepting the resignation of the national police chief.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland chief faces GOP critics on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chairman says President Barack Obama's move to protect millions of immigrants from deportation will encourage more illegal immigration and undermines the Constitution and democratic process.

December 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mennonite sentenced in cartel drug smuggling case

DENVER (AP) - It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.

December 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in 4 West Virginia killings found dead

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

December 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Don't want 'militarized' police culture

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 4 dead following 3 shootings in W.Va.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A manhunt was underway for a gunman suspected in three separate shootings Monday that left four dead in north-central West Virginia, including a woman who filed a domestic violence complaint against the man sought by police.

December 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hispanics targeted in 2nd year of health overhaul

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance.

December 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Belichick, Kraft may testify in Hernandez trial

BOSTON (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

December 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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California turns the taps to 20 percent

FRESNO (AP) - Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials announced Monday.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Sanitation district board calls for moving deep well injection site out of Westridge

Plans to build a deep well injection site in Westridge were abandoned Monday after Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board members Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean announced they were siding with fellow board member Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in moving the deep well site away from the Santa Clarita Valley's West side.

March 02, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Signal AP


Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other upper Midwestern states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD chief: Homeless man reached for officer's gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston short of season snow record _ for now

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer,

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq touches 5,000, nears its record high

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to offer own cellular network plan

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) - Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm brings rain, thunder, hail to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A winter storm brought pounding rain, lightning, snow and hail Southern California on Sunday, bringing worries of serious flooding in some of the hardest-hit areas that didn't appear to materialize.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) - After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) - Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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