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15+ years for OC man who attacked girl from MySpace

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A parolee from Orange County has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on MySpace.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bell cop who revealed corruption gets job back

BELL, Calif. (AP) - A police sergeant from the city of Bell who was forced to retire after reporting corruption in local government has been given his job back, along with a $400,000 settlement.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oakland police warn of Craigslist robberies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland police have issued a warning about a series of robberies of people responding to items advertised for sale on Craigslist.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill seeks to tighten assault weapons law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Legislation that has the backing of California's attorney general would close a loophole in the nation's toughest assault weapons law, making it more difficult for guns to be swiftly reloaded with high-capacity magazines.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA spacecraft speeding toward a landing on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - After an 8 1/2-month voyage through space, NASA's souped-up Mars spacecraft zoomed toward the red planet for what the agency hopes will be an epic touchdown.

August 04, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Union official: LA jail reforms sap deputy morale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A union official says reforms made to address excessive force in Los Angeles County jails have caused deputy morale to wither and could increase the risk of riots.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Philanthropist's death sparks unusual lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When former model and philanthropist Phyllis Harvey died last year at the age of 59, little note was taken. Brief paid obituaries appeared in Los Angeles and her hometown paper in North Carolina.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks soar on surprisingly strong July job report

NEW YORK (AP) - A surge in hiring last month got a big welcome on Wall Street Friday.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea's new leader makes diplomatic debut

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Jong Un the marshal became Kim Jong Un the statesman as he met with Chinese political dignitaries in meetings that marked his first official foray into foreign affairs since becoming North Korea's leader.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN General Assembly denounces Syrian crackdown

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria's crackdown on dissent Friday in a symbolic effort meant to push the deadlocked Security Council and the world at large into action on stopping the country's civil war.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body of missing doctor recovered in California

BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) - The body of a Nevada doctor who vanished during a day hike has been found in the rugged Palisades section of Kings Canyon National Park, authorities said Friday.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA bar investigated after web photo, deadly DUI

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State alcohol regulators say they're investigating a Los Angeles bar to learn if a woman was over-served before she allegedly drove a car drunk off a freeway interchange, killing two passengers.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympic Viewing: NBC's poorly timed commercial

NBC says no offense was intended by a poorly timed promotional ad featuring a monkey on gymnastics rings that aired on the network directly following a commentary by Bob Costas on Gabby Douglas' gold medal inspiring other African-American girls to take up the sport.

August 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


8 years later, Athens Olympic venues in decay

There's still one group that loves the training pool for athletes at the former Olympic village in Athens' northern fringe.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Securing her Hijab

After being flipped onto her back, the first Saudi woman to compete at the Olympics did something that was both in line with her Islamic faith and perhaps a sign of respect to the conservatives in her homeland who had qualms about her competing: she gently reached for her head to make sure her hijab was still in place.

August 03, 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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