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California amends punishment policy for mentally ill inmates

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prison officials said Friday they are changing state policy so mentally ill inmates who act out can get counseling instead of being automatically sent to isolation cells or kept in prison longer.

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians with century-old water rights face restrictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farms and other Californians that have been shielded from water reductions because of century-old claims could face new restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday.

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla 1Q new vehicle deliveries rise 55 pct. from year ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla's first-quarter new vehicle deliveries climbed 55 percent from a year earlier to more than 10,000 cars.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader Michael Jandreau dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Michael Jandreau, who as the leader of South Dakota's Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for 35 years was known for a variety of economic development projects but had recently faced allegations of financial wrongdoing, died Friday. He was 71.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday - and it's an unusually short one.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Josh Hamilton won't be disciplined under MLB drug program

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

DENVER (AP) - Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiger Woods to return at the Masters

Tiger Woods has made up his mind - he will play the Masters.

April 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lifetime deciding what to do with Will Ferrell movie

NEW YORK (AP) - The fate of a Lifetime TV movie featuring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig remained unclear on Friday after the project's secrecy was spoiled.

April 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man reported missing at sea for 66 days found in good health

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, officials said, and he walked away from a hospital hours later in good condition, with no obvious sunburn, dehydration or other signs of distress.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey.

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran president promises nation will abide by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the nuclear agreement reached the previous day in Switzerland.

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Racism a lingering problem among collegiate millennials

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Kayla Tarrant loves the University of Maryland. But the campus tour guide says a racist email and photo attributed to her schoolmates makes her reluctant to encourage other black students to enroll "in a place where you feel unsafe and no one cares about you."

April 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) - Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed - an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'A.D.' creators reach globally to round out diverse cast

NEW YORK (AP) - You may know the characters in "A.D. The Bible Continues" - but if the actors are less familiar, the creators of the upcoming series aren't complaining: They say they cast a wide, international net to find a group of diverse actors to tell the story.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most Calif. residents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.

July 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - It won't be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California regulators set to overhaul home electricity costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Big energy users are set to get a break on electricity while more efficient consumers will see their bills rise under a proposal being considered by California regulators.

July 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man sentenced for killing mother, 73

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who said God told him to kill his elderly mother has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.

July 02, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California woman dies from brain-eating amoeba

RENO, Nevada (AP) - Health officials say a California woman has died after being infected with a brain-eating bacteria.

July 02, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - For Bill Clinton, the timing of President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must seem auspicious. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$3 million restoration project improves Alcatraz Island

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the great escape of three prisoners in the early 1960s.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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