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Obama hints at potential military action in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if "hard, effective evidence" is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war. Among the potential options being readied for him: weapons and ammunition for the Syrian rebels.

May 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Calif. school blunder: All dressed up but no prom

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Everyone got stood up at one Southern California high school's prom. The dance itself was a no-show.

May 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Police check possible link to Calif. girl's death

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police were trying to determine if there's a link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment in Placerville and trying to kidnap a toddler, and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

May 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.

April 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman accused of tainting OJ at Starbucks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd body found after S. Calif. midair collision

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - A second body was found Tuesday at a rugged site in the Santa Monica Mountains where a small plane crashed and burned after a midair collision with another small plane that managed to make a belly landing on a golf course, authorities said.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City approves $4.8B LA airport improvement plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - City Council members have approved a $4.8-billion package of renovations that would make major changes at Los Angeles International Airport, including the controversial move of a runway.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge rules kids have claim on Kumra estate

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A judge says two children fathered by slain Silicon Valley venture capitalist Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra with a former prostitute have a valid claim on the estate.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fertility care to be covered under Calif. bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bill working through the state Legislature would make California the first state to require insurers to cover fertility treatments for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases.

April 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. school blunder: All dressed up but no prom

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Everyone got stood up at one Southern California high school's prom. The dance itself was a no-show.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Costs for Calif nuke shutdown over $550 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costs tied to California's idle San Onofre nuclear power plant have hit $553 million, while the company that runs it is raising the possibility of retiring the plant if it can't get one reactor running later this year.

April 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit says tests link ricin to suspect

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed documents that say the deadly poison ricin was found on items dumped by the suspect charged in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge.

April 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House, Senate move to fix typo in FAA measure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tale of the missing "s'' is about to end.

April 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2nd body found after S. Calif. midair collision

CALABASAS (AP) - A second body was found Tuesday at a rugged site in the Santa Monica Mountains where a small plane crashed and burned after a midair collision with another small plane that managed to make a belly landing on a golf course, authorities said.

April 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Kinky Boots' gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as leading man in a play.

April 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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