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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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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


Abuse victims accuse soccer club of failing to protect kids

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Four sex abuse victims have filed a lawsuit claiming a national soccer club failed to protect children from a Southern California coach who was convicted of molesting 14 boys and a girl.

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


Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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


France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him.

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


U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department won't prosecute former a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

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


Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

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


Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.

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


California survey finds Sierra snowpack far below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

GENEVA (AP) - Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

NEW YORK (AP) - Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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