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Court strikes down state election law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A divided federal appeals court panel has overturned a California election law requiring sponsors of ballot initiatives to identify themselves on the petitions they circulate for signatures.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California fire destroys 3 homes, threatens 1,000

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - A smoky mountain wildfire destroyed three houses and threatened 1,000 others despite progress Monday clearing fire lines west of a California lake near Bakersfield, officials said.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The offseason party is in full swing for the Los Angeles Kings.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC mayor to sing 'I Love L.A.' on Kimmel's show

NEW YORK (AP) - The mayor of New York City will sing "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to settle a Stanley Cup bet.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

BERLIN (AP) - Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital on Monday and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery.

June 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. to open talks with Iran over Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Starbucks clears college degree path for employees

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) - Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again as Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, but this time few say they ever want to go back to their homes.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Monday after negotiators failed to reach a deal on Ukraine's unpaid gas bills and future gas prices amid deep tensions between the two neighbors over eastern Ukraine.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Kings parade starts at noon today

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Stanley Cup will be on parade through the streets of Los Angeles on Monday as the Kings and their fans celebrate the team's second championship in three seasons.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Extremists attack Kenyan town; 48 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Jump Street' beats 'Dragon' in box-office battle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office, but the dragons soared internationally.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in state history.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near Bakersfield threaten homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

DENVER (AP) - The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

September 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report.

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS

PARIS (AP) - Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary" as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary. Iran and the United States ruled out coordinating with each other, leaving Baghdad's government caught between two powerful and antagonistic allies.

September 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Be Alert During Watch Out for Wildlife Week

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife near roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week (WOW), which runs September 15-21.

September 15, 2014 | Source: Caltrans, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife | Signal AP


California Statewide Fire Summary

Over the weekend the state's fire activity increased significantly. The drought dry conditions coupled with high temperatures and low humidity allowed several new large wildfires to grow quickly. Currently, nearly 6,000 firefighters are battling 11 major wildfires burning in California. Many of this weekend's wildfires threatened homes forcing hundreds to evacuate.

September 15, 2014 | Source: CalFire | Signal AP


Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fall fundraiser south of Des Moines.

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) - If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

SANTA MONICA (AP) - As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any better in this corner of paradise.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

LEMOORE (AP) - A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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