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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Jerry Brown defends drought order that doesn't limit farmers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most - farmers.

April 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) - One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own country.

April 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash pilot's profile prompts questions, deep unease

BERLIN (AP) - The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day.

April 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.

April 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Furious 7' races past expectations with $143.6 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The high-octane "Furious 7" peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

April 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY (AP) - In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

April 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash piles pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak earnings, labor unrest and tough competition from lower-cost carriers.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) - Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) - The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.

April 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Groups aim to further expand gay rights at state level

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians in those states and others.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Darren Sharper drug, sexual assault case moves to La.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints' Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quakes rattle valley area north of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of small earthquakes, the largest magnitude 3.1, has rattled the northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

April 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.

July 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.

July 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.

July 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.

July 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

July 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Social Media Passwords-Bankruptcy

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

July 05, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beach

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.

July 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times.

July 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

July 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police kill 3 men in 2 days in Southern California

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Police have confronted and killed three men in two days in Southern California.

July 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendum

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a "yes" or "no" will have on the country's youth.

July 04, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.

July 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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