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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Lawmakers want to ask voters to strip UC autonomy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two state lawmakers on Thursday escalated the dispute over University of California tuition increases by putting forth a constitutional amendment that would effectively strip the system of its autonomy.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senators to NFL: Drop 'blackout' rule or we might

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators from both parties warned the National Football League on Thursday to get rid of a four-decade-old TV "blackout" rule or risk congressional action to restrict the league's lucrative antitrust exemption, which allows NFL teams to negotiate radio and television broadcast rights together.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


40 people rescued from flash floods in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dayslong storm took a parting shot as it moved out of the drought-stricken state Thursday, dumping more heavy rain that triggered flash floods and stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in Southern California.

December 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Civil rights leaders decry decision in chokehold case

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Thursday decried the grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man and announced plans for a march and a summit on racial justice in Washington later this month.

December 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


40 people rescued from flash floods in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dayslong storm took a parting shot as it moved out of the drought-stricken state Thursday, dumping more heavy rain that triggered flash floods and stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in Southern California.

December 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miley Cyrus dazzles at Art Basel Miami Beach show

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year and belted out some Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, and she smoked pot onstage.

December 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia's prominent Randolph family.

December 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police breaking down huge California homeless camp

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Police and social services in Silicon Valley are starting to clear away what likely had been the nation's largest homeless encampment.

December 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Not guilty plea in Pomona officer's shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected motorcycle gang member has pleaded not guilty to gunning down a Pomona police officer.

December 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


100 layoffs at 2 Southern California newspapers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Parent company Freedom Communications is laying off about 100 employees at the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the papers' new publisher told staffers Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protests erupt as cop cleared

NEW YORK (AP) - A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the case to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Grand Theft Auto V' pulled by retailer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Target Australia is removing "Grand Theft Auto V" from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say it encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling the mature video game.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands gather for NYC Christmas tree lighting

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands are celebrating in the heart of Manhattan as they await the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


For holidays, seasonal flavors bring sales boon

NEW YORK (AP) - Lisa Hanock-Jasie turns into coffee fiend during the holidays, mainly because she loves the peppermint lattes.

December 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Faces rocker Ian McLagan dead at 69 after stroke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rolling Stones collaborator and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan has died.

December 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

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


Man accused of posing as actor pleads guilty to child porn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movies to entice girls in Iowa has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges.

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


Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, an official said. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.

March 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.

March 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.

March 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home.

March 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A two-term Republican assemblyman who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't elected a GOP senator since the 1980s.

March 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

BOSTON (AP) - A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testified Thursday that he locked eyes with one of the bombers shortly before the explosives went off.

March 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

March 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Student protesters block access to California university

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Student protesters are blocking all entrances to the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus as part of an ongoing demonstration against tuition hikes and police violence.

March 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


David Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

March 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

March 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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