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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Fight against California fire is 2nd most costly

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year.

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New iPhones run into software, bending complaints

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's newest iPhones ran into some glitches Wednesday after users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, and a video circulated to suggest that the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.

September 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Southern California ski resorts sold

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Two Southern California ski resorts that draw visitors from around the world have a new owner.

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul Oliver's family sues NFL over his suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.

September 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son - so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

September 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rape joke on Fox cartoons draws attention

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fox network isn't responding to suggestions that it edit its upcoming crossover episode of "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" to remove a joke where the punch line is "your sister's being raped."

September 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire at Los Angeles seaport extinguished

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fire at an old wooden wharf at the Port of Los Angeles was extinguished early Wednesday and normal operations resumed after an idle day brought on by smoke from the blaze.

September 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Group sues for study of Ventura River water use

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group is suing California's State Water Resources Control Board, seeking to force officials to conduct a study of Ventura River water.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has lost its jitters.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark

NEW YORK (AP) - A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

LONDON (AP) - New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 30 countries are setting the first-ever deadline to halt deforestation by 2030 to curb global warming.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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North Korea outage a case study in online uncertainties

LONDON (AP) - North Korea's microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor.

December 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeless camps cleared in Northern California city

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Following the closure of The Jungle, the nation's largest homeless camp, city officials are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

December 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sony releases 'The Interview' for streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday, Sony Pictures announced.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court denies Polanski's motion to dismiss 1977 sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when a judge rejected a motion for a new hearing.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California man saves nephew from oncoming SUV

FRESNO (AP) - Police are crediting an 18-year-old central California man for saving his nephew's life when he pushed the infant's stroller out of the way of an oncoming SUV.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer shoots man near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Missouri (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station late Tuesday, police said.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christmas Eve warm for many across US

NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas Eve is shaping up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for some travelers, especially in the Great Lakes and the Northeast.

December 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 killed in southern storms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.

December 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drones become popular holiday gifts

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season.

December 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.

December 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds blow into Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty Santa Ana winds blew into Southern California on Tuesday, bringing summerlike temperatures that almost broke records in some communities during the first week of winter.

December 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the organization began keeping track more than two decades ago.

December 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard US airliners

NEW YORK (AP) - A brazen scheme in which guns - even an AK-47 rifle - were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening.

December 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rep says Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton split

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Longtime partners Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have separated.

December 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.

December 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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