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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Israeli man, daughter wounded in West Bank attack

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military says a young Israeli girl and her father were wounded in the West Bank when a firebomb was thrown at their car on a road near Palestinian villages.

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


After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron

WASHINGTON (AP) - Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama's personal chef is waving goodbye.

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


Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) - Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

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


Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.

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


Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

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


More protests sparked after shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) - Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.

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


Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

HAVANA (AP) - Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out.

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


Brown issues 105 pardons, but retracts 1

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.

December 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry

ATLANTA (AP) - Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.

December 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea outage a case study in online uncertainties

LONDON (AP) - North Korea's microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor.

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


Authorities find missing violent sex offender under mattress

PALMDALE (AP) - Authorities have taken into custody a violent sex offender who cut off his court-ordered GPS monitoring device and disappeared, until he was found under a mattress in the Antelope Valley.

December 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeless camps cleared in Northern California city

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Following the closure of The Jungle, the nation's largest homeless camp, city officials are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

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


Sony releases 'The Interview' for streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday, Sony Pictures announced.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court denies Polanski's motion to dismiss 1977 sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when a judge rejected a motion for a new hearing.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California man saves nephew from oncoming SUV

FRESNO (AP) - Police are crediting an 18-year-old central California man for saving his nephew's life when he pushed the infant's stroller out of the way of an oncoming SUV.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Fifty Shades' director Taylor-Johnson bows out of franchise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night.

March 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles River restoration could cost city $1.2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It could cost Los Angeles as much as $1.2 billion to restore much of its concrete-lined river to its natural state - more than twice the amount officials originally projected, according to a new report from the city's chief legislative analyst.

March 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.

March 26, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

PARIS (AP) - The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman to testify about gifts from former Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Before a woman's recordings of Donald Sterling ousted him as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, she boasted she would be the next Mrs. Sterling.

March 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.

March 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest: Report says 1 pilot locked out before crash

A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside.

March 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman's safe return caps bizarre kidnap-for-ransom ordeal

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment.

March 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.

March 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Dr. George' Fischbeck, LA TV weatherman, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Fischbeck, a science teacher-turned-TV weatherman whose enthusiastic broadcasts made him a popular figure during two decades in Los Angeles, has died. He was 92.

March 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California attorney general moves to end anti-gay initiative

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will ask a state court for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."

March 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune he lavished on her in gifts.

March 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Animal shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Children who love to dance, act or play sports have summer camps specialized just for them. But many parents don't realize that kids who are passionate about pets can have the same immersive experience.

March 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.

March 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits.

March 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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