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Google cutting 4,000 at Motorola unit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations.

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


UC argues in favor of race-conscious admissions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions.

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


Pro-Romney group spends $10M on new ad campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A group supporting Mitt Romney is spending more than $10 million on a new television advertisement criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the economy.

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


UPDATE: 3 killed in shooting near Texas A&M campus

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A gunman and a law enforcement officer were among three people killed Monday in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, police said.

August 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Commission looking at wildfire mistakes

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are visiting the area of a May wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen houses.

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


Animal escape in Germany: Kangaroo on the lam

BERLIN (AP) - A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices.

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


Longtime Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown has died

NEW YORK (AP) - Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, has died. She was 90.

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


Investigators wait on OK to enter California refinery

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Investigators looking into the cause of an oil refinery fire at Chevron's Richmond facility are waiting for structural engineers to determine if it's safe to enter the unit.

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


House files suit against Holder over gov't records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

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


'Onion Field' killer dies in California prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired Joseph Wambaugh's true-life crime book "The Onion Field," has died in prison at age 79, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

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


In new role, Ryan faces Obama in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Newly tapped Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is facing off against President Barack Obama as the front lines in the battle for the White House shift to Iowa.

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


Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

CHICAGO (AP) - Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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


Muddy much? Millions drawn to obstacle courses

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - More than 10,000 people trekked to northeastern Pennsylvania to scale walls, leap fire and crawl commando-style through a mud pit topped with barbed wire.

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


'Bourne,' 'Campaign' bump Batman from No. 1 spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.

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


GOP VP pick's Medicare plan back in spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Paul Ryan's blueprint for Medicare could prove as polarizing in the campaign as President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been. Even Mitt Romney may not want to go there.

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


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Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction will close freeway lanes in SCV

As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Public hearings on driver's licenses for undocumented residents

Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearance

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Priest in Guam removed over LA allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trial ordered in newborn death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza sides agree to 12-hour cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Women must feel trauma to get settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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