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Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep in their villages, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and acknowledged to a judge that there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 dead in Pa. building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After a slow but steady overnight search buoyed by the discovery of a woman in the rubble, rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse that killed six people took a temporary break Thursday in what had been a round-the-clock dig for additional victims.

June 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, Britain's Guardian newspaper said Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge rules in favor of girl who needs lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A dying 10-year-old girl can move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant after a federal judge intervened in her case Wednesday, a move questioned by a prominent medical ethicist.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal team probing PG&E blast resigns

SAN FRANCICSO (AP) - The lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for California regulators have abruptly quit the investigation, putting the integrity of the probe in jeopardy, a San Bruno city official said Wednesday.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill, for now

NEW YORK (AP) - Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without a prescription while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court.

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


Search of senator's office involves water measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The FBI investigation of California state Sen. Ron Calderon involves legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that uses his brother as a consultant, according to two people questioned by federal agents.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Parole denied for Manson follower Van Houten

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten has been denied parole once again.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vet recommends medical marijuana for pets in pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Until she introduced "magic cheese" to her sick and aging bulldog, Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He'd spend his days lying down or throwing up.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Komen cuts half its 3-Day walks, cites low numbers

DALLAS (AP) - Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks next year because of a drop in participation levels, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer organization said Wednesday.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


MLB interviewing players as part of drug probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball has begun interviewing players linked to a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs and became the focus of the sport's investigation.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Copters pluck families from raging European floods

USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic (AP) - Families in southern Germany scrambled to their rooftops and were airlifted to safety by helicopter Wednesday after two levees broke and raging floodwaters swept through their village.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Pa. building collapses; 13 injured, 1 trapped

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A four-story building being demolished on the edge of downtown collapsed with a thunderous boom Wednesday, raining bricks down on a thrift store, injuring 13 people and trapping one other, the fire commissioner said.

June 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. targets leaders of violent street gang

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Wednesday designated six leaders of the violent street gang MS-13 as international criminals, stepping up a crackdown on the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang's finances.

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


Outraged lawmakers address military sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - The outcry over the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military is spurring Congress to act, with a House panel moving ahead on Wednesday on stripping commanders of the ability to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

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


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Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California Supreme Court pick confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee to the California Supreme Court was easily confirmed Thursday after a brief hearing.

August 28, 2014 | | Signal AP


NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jolie, Pitt wed at chateau in France

NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

August 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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