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Archive By Section - Signal AP


2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

Revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the skyscrapers of Dubai and New York's Times Square to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters.

December 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold could harm Rose Parade float flowers

PASADENA (AP) - A Southern California cold snap may have a wilting effect on the famous floral floats that cruise through Pasadena on New Year's Day during the annual Rose Parade.

December 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors want Aaron Hernandez jury told of gun

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow testimony during Aaron Hernandez's upcoming murder trial from a friend who says the former New England Patriots star owned a gun similar to the one used to kill semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013.

December 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 people to watch in 2015 who may shift the 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the year that will pass before the 2016 campaign for president formally kicks off with the votes in the Iowa Caucus, any number of candidates, donors, political operatives - and people who have nothing to do with American politics - will shape the race for the White House. Here's a look at 10 people (OK, 12 people) who will be worth watching in the next year.

December 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm brings some snow to Southern California

PASADENA (AP) - A blustery winter storm dropped snow on very low elevations across inland Southern California early Wednesday after stranding dozens of motorists on mountain highways.

December 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California snow survey shows higher snowpack

ECHO SUMMIT (AP) - The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.

December 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP, LAPD, LASD street racing enforcement detail leads to guns, drugs and stolen cars off streets

The CHP recently identified and noticed an increase of sideshow/street racing activities in Southern California. These events continually draw in participants who create a public safety hazard through their unsafe driving and obstruction of public roadways. As a result of their aggressive driving, assault with deadly weapons, shootings and general disturbances of peace frequently occur in our communities.

December 30, 2014 | Source: CHP Southern Division | Signal AP


Report: 4 million actively enroll in health plans

The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called "an encouraging start."

December 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands of people protest near the Kremlin

MOSCOW (AP) - Several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in years.

December 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner: Resignation of NY Rep. Grimm 'honorable'

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that N.Y. Rep. Michael Grimm made the right decision by resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges.

December 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indonesia: Bodies found near site where plane disappeared

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian officials on Tuesday spotted six bodies from the AirAsia flight that disappeared two days earlier, and recovered three of them, in a painful end to the aviation mystery off the coast of Borneo island.

December 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Team will be allowed to wear police protest shirts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California school district on Monday reversed a basketball tournament ban on T-shirts reading "I Can't Breathe" and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as they do not cause problems, lawyers said.

December 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signatures submitted to fight California bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Business groups trying to overturn a new California law that bans single-use plastic bags said Monday that they've collected more than enough signatures to put their referendum on the November 2016 ballot.

December 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chrysler recalls 67,000 pickup trucks

NEW YORK (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.

December 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lost plane's request to change course was denied

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) - The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other airliners were crowding the airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

December 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to 'party'

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Prisoner takes guard's gun, escapes from hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search, police said.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that a box he asked her to get rid of smelled skunky and she thought it contained marijuana.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

CHICAGO (AP) - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said.

March 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 2nd body found 3 days after NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) - Emergency workers found a second body Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan's East Village, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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