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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

NEW YORK (AP) - Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter who died had drugs, alcohol in system

VENTURA (AP) - An Arcadia firefighter who went missing and died on a camping trip had drugs and alcohol in his system.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) - Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare whale fossil pulled from backyard

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a backyard in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Shield' actor waives hearing in wife's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who has been charged with killing his wife, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputies arrest graffiti vandals

A sheriff's deputy responding to an anonymous tip arrested a group of vandals spray-painting graffiti on a railroad bridge in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, officials said.

August 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Last former Bell official sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the city of Bell was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo is determined to air his views about the fighting on Twitter, no matter the cost to his social media numbers.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California killer given additional death sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given an additional death sentence Friday.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Storm dampens Giants parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A much-needed, if poorly timed, storm rolled into California, dampening the Giants' World Series championship parade in San Francisco and promising to force candy-seeking ghosts and witches throughout Northern California to cover up with rain jackets in the evening.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in home

VISTA (AP) - A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mailed ballots suggest low turnout in California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California appears to be on track for another low-turnout election as elections clerks and analysts report that the number of voters mailing in their absentee ballots has declined compared with previous election cycles.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Military sex survey draws complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

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


Richard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

NEW YORK (AP) - The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

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


UPDATE: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Health and environmental groups file lawsuit over L.A. air quality standards

Los Angeles, CA - Four health and environmental groups filed a complaint today in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) faulty approval of Los Angeles' South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) most recent regional smog plan. The plan allows for filthy air, deferred emissions reductions and continued pollution in the nation's most smog-polluted region.

October 31, 2014 | Source: Coalition of environmental groups | Signal AP


Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland.

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


Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

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


Court order restricts nurse's movement

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

October 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in SWAT officer's shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group.

October 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California eyes $500 billion in water spending

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said.

October 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge OKs Stockton's bankruptcy plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations.

October 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man wanted in trooper ambush captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said.

October 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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