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Disney to make new 'Star Wars' films, buy Lucas co.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.

October 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Bernardino forced to skip CalPERS payments

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino has been forced to skip its portion of CalPERS payments while the Southern California city makes its way through bankruptcy proceedings.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man in Afghan uniform kills 2 British troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two British soldiers at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, international military officials said.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy faces murder trial in neo-Nazi dad's death

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 12-year-old California boy has gone on trial on charges of murdering his father, a neo-Nazi leader who was shot point-blank as he slept on his sofa.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiny NYC beachfront burns in floodwaters

NEW YORK (AP) - A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions

MIAMI (AP) - With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Founding Father featured in popular new video game

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Wars and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet offensives; not horses, bayonets and Bunker Hill.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Storm's death toll climbs; millions without power

NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees.

October 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian regime attacks strategic northern city

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian warplanes pounded a strategic northern city with three airstrikes Tuesday as ground troops pushed forward in an intensified effort to recapture the area recently taken by rebels, activists said.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McGraw sets February release for 1st post-Curb album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw has announced a Feb. 5 release date for his first album since leaving Curb Records.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New York Stock Exchange will reopen Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading Wednesday after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 of 2 hikers missing in Sierra Nevada found safe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of two hikers missing in California's Sierra Nevada was found safe Monday as crews searched for a second hiker, authorities said.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy faces murder charge in neo-Nazi dad's death

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf and aimed it at the man's ear while he slept in the family's California home.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm grounds thousands of flights

NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy grounded more than 15,000 flights across the Northeast and the globe, and it could be days before some passengers can get where they're going.

October 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.

October 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Colorado celebrates 4/20

DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO (AP) - Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

April 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

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


Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

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


Man detained after threats at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

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


Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

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


Santa Paula customers hit with expensive Del Taco bills

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some customers.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


13th body pulled from Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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