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US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Online shopping popular, but won't save season

ATLANTA (AP) - More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO (AP) - A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal battery plant to reduce arsenic health risk

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California battery recycling plant has been told to reduce the health risk from arsenic it's spewing into the air.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They invite camera crews into their homes in the hopes of high ratings, endorsement deals and a taste of fame. Yet for some reality television stars, their notoriety brings some unexpected grief from tax collectors or pricey court cases.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge orders hospital to keep girl on support

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a California hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los Angeles International Airport before dawn Friday.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study backs pets as presents, but holdouts remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father saw son killed by LA police on live TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A father who saw his son killed by Los Angeles police on live television has filed a $20 million claim with the city.

December 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.

December 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California mother tells of tonsil surgery tragedy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After her daughter underwent a supposedly routine tonsillectomy and was moved to a recovery room, Nailah Winkfield began to fear something was going horribly wrong.

December 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Obama: 2014 'can be breakthrough year for America'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing strong progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 "can be a breakthrough year for America" after a long season of recession and slow recovery.

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


Fury and frustration over Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.

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


LASD detectives on high-tech task force net two card-skimmers

The Southern California High Tech Task Force (SCHTTF) is a collaborative effort of local, county state, and federal law enforcement agencies working in unison to combat high tech crime involving the internet, intellectual property, computer equipment, emerging technologies, theft of identity information and numerous other high tech crimes. The SCHTTF includes members of both federal and local law enforcement agencies throughout Los Angeles County working jointly to combat cyber crimes and fraud.

December 20, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Signal AP


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TV news chopper pilot had no license

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed bullet train wins court victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California's $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to Gov. Jerry Brown's signature project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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