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Escape artist faces coffin skydive

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - Imagine the terror of being handcuffed, chained and locked inside a wooden casket that is subsequently dragged out of an airplane at 14,500 feet.

August 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Maj. Hasan: Evidence will show 'I am the shooter'

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist accused in the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation told jurors Tuesday that evidence would "clearly show" he was the gunman during the attack on Fort Hood, but he insisted it wouldn't tell the whole story.

August 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Transient with jail record held in beach rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man suspected of being behind the wheel of a sedan that careened down the crowded Venice Beach boardwalk last weekend, killing an Italian newlywed on her honeymoon and injuring 16, is a transient who served brief stints in jail in Colorado, authorities said Monday.

August 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Defiant A-Rod gets 211-game ban, will appeal case

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City - one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant - but he says his paychecks aren't enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest.

August 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif couple charged in Qatar for daughter's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A married couple from Los Angeles has been jailed in the Middle East on a charge of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death, according to a nonprofit legal group that has taken their case and is trying to draw publicity to what it claims is an unjust arrest.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Webcam to broadcast from Andy Warhol's Pa. grave

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Andy Warhol Museum is launching a live video feed from the pop artist's gravesite to honor his 85th birthday.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif Assembly crafting leaner water bond proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Assembly Speaker John Perez says his chamber is working on a $7 billion to $8 billion water bond proposal to replace a $11.1 billion bond first slated for the ballot in 2009.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner Cable: CBS should be sold 'a la carte'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations in three major cities, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations' signal "a la carte" to consumers instead of bundling it with other channels.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy The Washington Post for $250 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. gov orders inquiry, averts SF rail strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown intervened in a labor contract dispute.

August 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Immigration bill critics focus on health law delay

WASHINGTON (AP) - For many House conservatives, President Barack Obama's decision to delay a central provision of his health care law has emerged as a major arguing point - not against that law but in opposition to immigration legislation

August 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Concern about Hawaii's fly homeless home program

HONOLULU (AP) - A program that would help fly homeless people in Hawaii back to the mainland is being greeted with skepticism by the state's human services officials and groups that help the homeless.

August 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply.

August 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vendors recall Venice Beach horror

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One minute, Mustafa Balci was sitting in a lawn chair next to his wife at their booth on the Venice Beach boardwalk, enjoying the leisurely summer scene.

August 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


44 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, killing at least 44 Palestinians. The Israeli military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting.

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


LA water main repair could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

August 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 209K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.

August 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


TV news chopper pilot had no license

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

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


Proposed bullet train wins court victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California's $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to Gov. Jerry Brown's signature project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

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


Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

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


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

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


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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