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S&P 500 crosses 1,700 points for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market got jolted out of the summer doldrums Thursday by better news on the economy, sending indexes back to all-time highs.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous to deal with?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With parts of Northern California's scenic hillsides illegally gouged by bulldozers for marijuana grows, frustrated local officials asked the state for help to protect streams and rivers from harmful sediment and the chemicals used on the pot plants.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

SHANGHAI (AP) - It's been so hot in China that people are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself.

August 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Protesters to Congress: Get moving on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forty-one pro-immigrant activists were arrested outside the Capitol Thursday after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation.

August 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Cleveland kidnapper gets life plus 1,000 years

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

August 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer says SD mayor didn't get harassment training

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city of San Diego failed to provide Mayor Bob Filner with state-required sexual harassment training, his attorney said, and therefore should pay to defend him against a lawsuit by his former communications director.

August 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cleveland kidnapper's abuse aired at hearing

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former school bus driver being sentenced Thursday for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse left behind a letter that said "I'm a sexual predator," an FBI agent testified.

August 01, 2013 | 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:

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden gets temporary asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare foul flower spreads stench at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The corpse flower has come alive.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

August 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Goldman family responds to Simpson parole

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Family members of Ron Goldman say they feel a sense of vulnerability after Nevada authorities granted O.J. Simpson parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions in Las Vegas.

July 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lohan completes rehab stint, more therapy ordered

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-ordered stay in rehab and must continue therapy into early 2015, a judge said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


George Zimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas

FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding.

July 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No more fines for parking at broken meters in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles will no longer ticket cars that are parked at broken parking meters.

July 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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