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SCV Raw: From Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

I commend Chairman Bob Linscheid and California State University Board of Trustees' decision today to postpone a set of proposed fee hikes and choosing to explore other options that will address CSU's funding issues while moving students towards graduation.

November 13, 2012 | Signal news sources | Signal AP


General demoted for lavish travel, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Husband of slain Iraqi-American to appear in court

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man recently arrested for investigation of murder in the death of his Iraqi-American wife is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday in San Diego.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. police search for girl who was dragged away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police are investigating reports that a teenage girl was dragged up a hillside east of downtown Los Angeles and may have been kidnapped.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CSU trustees postpone fee hikes discussion

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has urged the California State University board of trustees to keep costs down to maintain low tuition and fees in the 23-campus system.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Motive behind Michigan police HQ shooting unclear

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A 64-year-old man who was killed after walking into a suburban Detroit police station and opening fire on officers without saying a word was a military veteran who had health issues, authorities said Monday.

November 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scandal widens; US general's emails 'flirtatious'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA County settles bus accident suit for $3.5m

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says Los Angeles County's transit agency has paid $3.5 million to a woman whose foot was crushed by a bus.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA police search for girl who was dragged away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police searched Tuesday for a young girl after witnesses reported seeing her dragged by the hair up a brushy hillside east of downtown Los Angeles.

November 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thompson starts as NY Times CEO amid BBC scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson started his job Monday amid a widening scandal at his former employer, the BBC.

November 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder-suicide eyed in deaths of 5 in Ohio garage

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Three children, their uncle, and their grandmother were found dead inside a garage Monday in what appears to be a murder-suicide amid a custody dispute.

November 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Victoria's Secret apologizes for use of headdress

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history.

November 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks nearly unchanged as fiscal threat looms

U.S. stocks closed nearly unchanged Monday, after a day of uneven trading plagued by investors' fears about the approaching "fiscal cliff."

November 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge reduces what 'Girls Gone Wild' creator owes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has cut by more than half the $40 million jury verdict that casino mogul Steve Wynn was recently awarded against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis.

November 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Catholic bishops stay course on gay marriage fight

ALTIMORE (AP) - A subdued U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops acknowledged Monday that voters rejected the stands they took against gay marriage and birth control, but church leaders gave no sign they would change their strategy ahead.

November 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

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


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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