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'M' or 'F'? Outdated IDs worry transgender people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lauren Grey didn't think much about the gender recorded on her Illinois driver's license until she went to test-drive a new car. Although she had been living as a woman for months and easily obtained a license with her new name and a picture reflecting her feminine appearance, Grey's ID still identified her as male, puzzling the salesmen and prompting uncomfortable questions.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters advance containment on Colo. wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado sheriff says firefighters "are getting the upper hand" on the most destructive wildfire in state history as crews expanded containment with no new houses lost.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More charges filed against ex-Calif commissioner

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - More charges have been filed against a former Oxnard commissioner accused of child sex abuse.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Willits police call blade-spiked burger accident

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) - Health officials plan to keep closer watch on a Burger King restaurant in Mendocino County where a customer reported getting a cheeseburger with a 2-inch-long razor blade in it.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Legislature passes Medicaid expansion in Calif.

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 injured in Calif DUI checkpoint crash

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Three people have been injured in Ontario after police say a suspected drunken driver sped through a DUI checkpoint and crashed into another vehicle.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Developer being investigated in Noguez probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California developer is under investigation for allegedly tapping his firm's attorneys and daughters to launder illegal campaign contributions to Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with boy

BREA, Calif. (AP) - A math teacher in Orange County has been arrested for investigation of having sex with one of her students.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christian college expels lesbian, charges tuition

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Danielle Powell was going through a hard time in the spring of 2011, just months away from graduating from a conservative Christian college in Nebraska. She had fallen in love with another woman, a strictly forbidden relationship at a school where even prolonged hugs were banned.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rowhani leading in Iran vote count

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in a partial vote count Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands of Tehran's ruling clerics.

June 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investor in Grand Canyon Skywalk dies at 51

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas businessman who developed the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge in northwestern Arizona and later became entangled in legal battles about it has died in Los Angeles, a company representative said Friday.

June 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Investor in Grand Canyon Skywalk dies at 51

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas businessman who developed the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge in northwestern Arizona and later became entangled in legal battles about it has died in Los Angeles, a company representative said Friday.

June 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wedding ring mistakenly sold at yard sale returned

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) - A diamond wedding ring that was mistakenly sold at a community yard sale has been returned to its owner.

June 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wedding ring mistakenly sold at yard sale returned

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) - A diamond wedding ring that was mistakenly sold at a community yard sale has been returned to its owner.

June 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Paynter wins after long illness-induced layoff

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Paynter won the $63,866 feature at Betfair Hollywood Park by 4½ lengths Friday in his return to racing after a nearly 11-month layoff because of serious health issues.

June 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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