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Surveillance critics face Obama in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama faced congressional critics of the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations on the intelligence effort appear increasingly likely.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


COC plumbing tech. dept. to host information session

College of the Canyons officials will host an information session for students and community members interested in learning more about the educational opportunities and career pathways associated with the college's new plumbing technology program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) plumbing lab, Room 707, located on the college's Canyon Country campus.

August 01, 2013 | Source: College of the Canyons | Signal AP


Calif. high-speed rail seeks to reassure on safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds shut down Calif debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say they are shutting down a California group of debt collectors for alleged extortion, humiliating debtors by calling their friends, employers and families, and making false threats of lawsuits.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. police seek help with high-profile cold case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado investigators are asking for help finding a man suspected of killing Sid Wells, a 22-year-old college student who was dating actor-director Robert Redford's daughter when he was shot to death three decades ago.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge signs off on landmark Calif. water accord

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge has approved the nation's largest farm-to-city water transfer that ends a decade-long dispute over how to divide the state's share of water from the Colorado River.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


S&P 500 crosses 1,700 points for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market got jolted out of the summer doldrums Thursday by better news on the economy, sending indexes back to all-time highs.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous to deal with?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With parts of Northern California's scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and the chemicals used on the pot plants.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

SHANGHAI (AP) - It's been so hot in China that people are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Protesters to Congress: Get moving on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forty-one pro-immigrant activists were arrested outside the Capitol Thursday after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation.

August 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Cleveland kidnapper gets life plus 1,000 years

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

August 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer says SD mayor didn't get harassment training

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city of San Diego failed to provide Mayor Bob Filner with state-required sexual harassment training, his attorney said, and therefore should pay to defend him against a lawsuit by his former communications director.

August 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cleveland kidnapper's abuse aired at hearing

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former school bus driver being sentenced Thursday for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse left behind a letter that said "I'm a sexual predator," an FBI agent testified.

August 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden gets temporary asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Students were planning a ‘massacre’

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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