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Kennedy's vision for mental health never realized

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for in the United States.

October 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 convicted killers taken into custody in Fla.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With two convicted killers back in police custody, authorities have shifted attention to finding out who made the phony court documents that led to the mistaken inmate releases that rocked Florida's judicial system.

October 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Work begins on high-speed rail

FRESNO (AP) - Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the nation's most expensive public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America's salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.

October 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars, shows, movies honored for eco-friendliness

BURBANK (AP) - TV's "House of Cards" and the movie "Promised Land" are being recognized for their eco-friendly messages.

October 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bookish baby boy born in LA-area Barnes & Noble

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A woman walked into a Los Angeles-area Barnes & Noble looking for books and came out with a baby instead.

October 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NJ gay couples in final hours of wedding planning

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Several gay couples in New Jersey are expected to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly after midnight.

October 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stuck in hospital, cancer patient marries his love

ORANGE (AP) - Dennis Lyman wasn't about to let an extended hospital stay get between him and marrying his girlfriend of nearly 30 years.

October 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 BART workers killed after being struck by train

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train that is part of a San Francisco Bay Area system whose employees are on strike hit and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, officials said.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. finds more instances of offshore fracking

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California's most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Napolitano vows to keep UC tuition affordable

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - New University of California President Janet Napolitano said Friday that she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New 14-foot 'sea serpent' found in Southern Calif.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Another 'sea serpent' has attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentine train station scene of another crash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - An Argentine commuter train slammed into the end of the line Saturday morning at the same station in Buenos Aires where 52 people were killed in a similar crash last year. This time there was no immediate report of deaths, but at least 80 people were injured.

October 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria's civil war plays out on social media

BEIRUT (AP) - Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years - no conflict ever has been covered this way.

October 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland Security choice suggests priority shift

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon's former top lawyer to help craft the nation's counterterrorism policy as secretary of homeland security, suggesting a shift from the department's emphasis on immigration and border issues to a greater focus on security against possible attacks.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Both sides make offers in BART strike

OAKLAND (AP) - Bay Area rapid transit authorities and striking workers both made offers late Friday they said had a single aim: get stationary trains that move 400,000 commuters on any given workday back on track.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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