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2 plead guilty to illegal rhino horn trafficking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Orange County men have pleaded guilty to trafficking up to $2.5 million worth of endangered rhinoceros horn.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. filmmaker: I won't return to besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station, authorities said.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire burns more than 500 acres on Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - A fire that began during a training exercise on the Camp Pendleton Marine base has burned more than 500 acres.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Student selected as member of Electoral College

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A 18-year-old Los Angeles County high school senior has been selected as a member of the nation's Electoral College.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Waitress served cocaine, meth

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A former San Rafael waitress is facing charges after law enforcement authorities say she sold cocaine and methamphetamine to undercover investigators posing as restaurant customers.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida calls for more attacks on embassies

CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida's most active branch in the Middle East called for more attacks on U.S. embassies Saturday to "set the fires blazing," seeking to co-opt outrage over an anti-Muslim film even as the wave of protests that swept 20 countries this week eased.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Good Samaritan helps man--again

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man is thankful for the intervention of a Good Samaritan - the same one who helped him once before, eight years ago.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Royal family seeks to contain spread of topless photos

ROME (AP) - The British royal family faced a multinational battle to contain the spread of topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate, as an Irish tabloid published them Saturday and an Italian gossip magazine planned to do the same despite the threat of legal action.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wisconsin AG seeks to enforce union law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will seek permission to enforce a state law that effectively ended collective bargaining for public employees while his office appeals a judge's ruling striking it down.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers packed a city park Saturday in a show of force as union leaders and the district tried to work out the details of a tentative agreement that would end a week-long walkout.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


After 8 years, "Weeds" goes up in smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after eight years of "Weeds," the marijuana jokes keep on coming.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire near Getty nearly contained

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire near one of LA's best-known cultural landmarks and one of its busiest freeways proved more dramatic than destructive, as an aggressive ground and sky attack turned orange flame to white smoke within a few hours.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Consultant to film says he has received death threats

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - The Riverside County man who served as a consultant to the anti-Islamic film that has sparked anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East says he has received numerous death threats.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy sentenced for sex with teenager

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sexual relations with a teenage girl.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man behind controversial film interviewed by probation officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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