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Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD boasts a much more vibrant screen than the original tablet that came out about a year ago. That makes buying movies and TV shows to watch on the device a lot more appealing.

September 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Market milestone: Stocks return to late 2007 level

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession had just started, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip between two of the state's largest metropolitan areas.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's convention evolution complete

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama's convention evolution is complete

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspects sought after Hollywood-style bank heist

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities investigating a bizarre bank heist on Thursday searched the home of a bank manager who was told to strap what she believed was a bomb to her midsection and was forced to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Claim of Romney taxes theft a puzzling whodunit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Assuming it's not a hoax, the purported theft of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax returns has all the trappings of a high-tech whodunit: a politically themed burglary, a $1 million demand in hard-to-trace Internet currency, password-protected data and a threat to reveal everything in three more weeks. But can it be believed?

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse, a conviction that extends the struggle of Roman Catholic leaders to restore trust in the church.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden, Red Lobster workers sue company

MIAMI (AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife's death

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Drew Peterson, the former Illinois police officer who gained notoriety after his much-younger wife vanished in 2007, was convicted Thursday of murdering a previous wife in a case centered on secondhand hearsay statements from both women.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shoots self playing Russian roulette

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A California man has fatally shot himself while playing a game of Russian roulette with at least one other person at an apartment.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks soar after ECB unveils bond buying effort

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession was just getting started and stocks were pointed toward a head-first descent.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens return home after fires

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Four days after fire drove them from their homes, dozens of people are returning to a mobile home park and country store in the San Gabriel Mountains.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: U.S. health system squanders $750 billion a year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year - roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar - through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

September 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military judge ordered Thursday.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Quincy Jones denies casino mogul made threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Quincy Jones says he never told porn producer Joe Francis that casino mogul Steve Wynn threatened to kill him and have him buried in the desert.

September 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter who died had drugs, alcohol in system

VENTURA (AP) - An Arcadia firefighter who went missing and died on a camping trip had drugs and alcohol in his system.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) - Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare whale fossil pulled from backyard

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a backyard in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Shield' actor waives hearing in wife's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who has been charged with killing his wife, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


One person hurt in crash on San Francisquito Road

Paramedics took one person to a hospital Friday night following a single-vehicle, roll-over

August 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Deputies arrest graffiti vandals

A sheriff's deputy responding to an anonymous tip arrested a group of vandals spray-painting graffiti on a railroad bridge in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, officials said.

August 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Last former Bell official sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the city of Bell was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo is determined to air his views about the fighting on Twitter, no matter the cost to his social media numbers.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California killer given additional death sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given an additional death sentence Friday.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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