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Treasury changes Fannie and Freddie bailout deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing the terms of its bailout agreement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a way that will shrink the holdings of the two mortgage giants more quickly and will require payment to the government of all quarterly profits the companies earn.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Border Patrol union head accused of fraud

SAN DIEGO (AP) - As the leader of the national union representing Border Patrol agents, Terence J. Bonner traveled often. A fixture on cable television and in congressional hearings, he was highly sought by reporters for his pithy commentaries on border security.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspects in Northwest crime spree accused of hate crimes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A young couple accused of killing four people in a multistate crime spree last fall have been indicted of federal racketeering charges alleging the rampage was part of a campaign to "purify" and "preserve" the white race, Amanda Marshall, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, said Friday.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World stocks up on US data, Merkel

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Mildly positive news about the U.S. economy and reassuring words from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the euro were enough to push most global financial markets higher by the start of U.S. trading Friday.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuations lifted for homes near Southern California wildfire

RANCHITA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people who were ordered to leave their rural homes because of San Diego County wildfires are being allowed to return.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple's stock hit a new high Friday after a four-month swoon, as investors look ahead to the release of a new iPhone and possibly a smaller iPad.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another Afghan police attack kills 2 US servicemen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. pelican released after beak surgery, rehab

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A pelican found tangled in fishing line with a 6-inch hook lodged in its lower bill has been released back into the wild after surgeries and months of rehabilitation in Southern California.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Univ. of Ga. students protest newspaper changes

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought could be a factor in US anthrax cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DNA leads to arrest in old Santa Monica murders

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Monica police say new DNA tests led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man in the deaths of two women killed a decade ago.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man charged in new scam on women in 70s

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 55-year-old Riverside County man charged with conning two women out of tens of thousands of dollars was convicted years ago in Orange County in a similar scam, authorities said.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ore. rider gets stolen bike back, puts on YouTube

SEATTLE (AP) - Jake Gillum loves his bike. So when it got stolen in Portland, Ore., while he was on a date, he was determined to get it back.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shooting prompts gun bills in big states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's mass shooting in Colorado to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained much traction in Congress or on the presidential campaign.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization blamed the attack on "reckless rhetoric," but then delivered his own politically-charged remark, saying critics gave the accused gunman "a license to shoot an unarmed man."

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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So. Cal. Edison plans hundreds of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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