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Death toll in northwest China quake rises to 89

BEIJING (AP) - Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-assemblyman draws 1 day in jail in fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former California assemblyman and probation official who concocted an identity theft scheme to avoid paying his debts was sentenced Monday to a day in jail and a year of home confinement.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he's not planning anything sinister but shouldn't have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses to ensure his clients' privacy.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego mayor accuser comes forward

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner's former communications director filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday against the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city, alleging he asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses and dragged her around in a headlock while whispering sexual advances.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA pilot killed, wife injured in crash at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - One person has been killed and another injured in a small plane crash at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane's front gear collapses in LaGuardia landing

NEW YORK (AP) - The FAA says the front landing gear of a plane arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed shortly after the plane touched down on the runway.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Youth activists detained while trying to enter US

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wrong turn in pope's car leads to Brazil mob scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Brazilian official says the mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro took place because his driver made a wrong turn.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Six Flags investigating fatal roller coaster death

DALLAS (AP) - Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is using "both internal and external experts" to investigate the roller coaster accident that killed a woman at its Dallas-area amusement park, the company's president said Monday.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman with hatchet held in domestic fight

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Long Beach woman is in custody after she threatened her husband while holding a hatchet.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to boy

LONDON (AP) - It's a boy!

July 22, 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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