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Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

September 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stabbed fan's dad to speak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Dodgers fan fatality stabbed during a melee with Giants fans is planning to make a public plea for witnesses to the incident after San Francisco's district attorney said he lacks evidence to charge the man suspected of the killing.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: House bill delays health law 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama's health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate.

September 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. has taken lead on implementing 'Obamacare'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's major health care plans is racing to translate materials into Spanish. A small businessman in Burbank is perplexed over what "Obamacare" will mean for him and his workers. Home Depot Inc., Trader Joe's and other large employers are slashing health benefits for part-time workers and directing them into the nation's reordered health insurance marketplace.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Red flag warnings in multiple SoCal counties

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California fire officials have increased staffing levels because of a red flag warning announced for areas in Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in fiery Burbank crash

BURBANK (AP) - Up to five people died early Saturday morning after a car spun out and burst into flames in Burbank, trapping people inside, officials said.

September 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New major earthquake rocks Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, sending people running into the street in panic just days after another quake in the same region killed 359 people, officials said.

September 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil family fights to keep house-trained tigers

MARINGA, Brazil (AP) - Dan slurped desperately on his pink nursing bottle and spilled milk all over the place, while his brother Tom patiently waited to take a swim in the family pool.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


From 3D Sabbath to real 'Purge,' new ways to scare

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne can't help himself.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Albuquerque set to say goodbye to 'Breaking Bad'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The southwestern New Mexico city that's played home to "Breaking Bad" is preparing for the end, with the Emmy-award winning series airing its last episode on Sunday.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani girl shot by Taliban honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honored as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 die in San Francisco house fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a third person has died from injuries suffered during an early morning house fire in San Francisco that killed a father and his daughter.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.

September 27, 2013 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


United pilot suffers heart attack during flight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A United Airlines pilot died after suffering a major heart attack while flying from Houston to Seattle, forcing crew members to make an emergency landing in Idaho while two doctors on board did CPR in the first-class cabin.

September 27, 2013 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


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White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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