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Man rescued from well in Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - A man who fell into a well in Palmdale and was trapped there for more than 24 hours has been rescued and is recovering.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit over roads in Tahoe Forest west of Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Expendables 2' brawls to No. 1 with $28.8M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser

PASADENA (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle

SENKAKU ISLANDS, Japan (AP) - Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers search for Philippine minister, 2 pilots

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - About 300 rescuers were searching Sunday for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two pilots after their small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing. An aide of Robredo made a dramatic escape from the doomed plane and was helping in the search, officials said.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho evacuations ordered; Wash. residents go home

SEATTLE (AP) - Thunderstorms and lightning threatened fire officials' plans to contain a large blaze in central Washington state as hundreds of Washington and California residents returned home to find out whether their homes were spared.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panetta prods Karzai on Afghan insider killings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Bernardino sheriff's detective killed in crash

SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - A San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was killed and a deputy was seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tractor-trailer that rolled over in front of them.

August 19, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Body of missing Southern Calif. diver found

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have recovered the body of a missing 50-year-old diver off the rocky coastline near where her belongings were found a week ago.

August 19, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


SoCal groves report new cases of lethal citrus bug

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bug that threatens California's $1.6 billion citrus industry is rapidly spreading through southern California groves despite efforts to contain it.

August 18, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Voter drive launched to repeal LA pot clinic ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to put a referendum on the March ballot seeking to repeal the city of Los Angeles' ban on pot clinics.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Many question life sentences for juveniles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing a pimp in a Riverside motel. Now, at 32, Kruzan has a chance at being freed, along with thousands of other juveniles convicted of murder who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lightning sparks more fires in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews were making progress against a series of Northern California wildfires, but fire officials said lightning sparked more than a dozen new blazes late Friday and early Saturday.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California Supreme Court pick confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee to the California Supreme Court was easily confirmed Thursday after a brief hearing.

August 28, 2014 | | Signal AP


NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jolie, Pitt wed at chateau in France

NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

August 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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