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California gov. vetoes semi-automatic rifle ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership restrictions on Californians, saying it was too far-reaching.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane-proof church unbowed on Gulf coast

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - God is a mighty fortress, the old hymn goes, and the same could be said for Romar Beach Baptist Church.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


States react to Obama offer to pay to reopen parks

Ten days after the partial shutdown of the federal government shuttered the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon and other national parks, the Obama administration has offered to let states foot the bill to reopen parks within their borders. Here's how states are reacting to the offer:

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. is first state to ban lead ammo for hunting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has become the first state to ban lead bullets for all types of hunting after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday over objections from firearms and sporting groups.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mount Rushmore to reopen amid fed shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Obama administration's willingness to reopen national parks shuttered by the government shutdown came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won't see again.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts

NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Workers try to cap gas leak in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Some businesses are being evacuated and two blocks of downtown San Luis Obispo are being blocked off because of a high-pressure gas leak at a construction site.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man arrested in terrorism investigation

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man was arrested Friday after being indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and lying on a U.S. passport application to facilitate an act of terrorism.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EDC wins Award

SANTA CLARITA, CA (Oct. 11, 2013) Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of Magazines for communities with populations of 200,000 – 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

October 11, 2013 | Source: SCVEDC | Signal AP


Obamacare a success so far? It's hard to say

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - After more than a week in action, is a key feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul a success or a bust? Judging by the dearth of data, it's virtually impossible to say.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shutdown puts businesses, foreign workers in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown has left high-skilled immigrant workers and the companies that employ them in limbo.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


German groom forgets bride at gas station

BERLIN (AP) - A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chemical weapons watchdog group wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Efforts to eliminate chemical weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for the global watchdog trying to destroy Syria's stockpiles of nerve gas and other poisonous agents.

October 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury: Toyota not liable for death of Calif. woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Thursday that Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.

October 11, 2013 | 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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