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2 BART workers killed after being struck by train

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train that is part of a San Francisco Bay Area system whose employees are on strike hit and killed two maintenance workers Saturday afternoon, officials said.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. finds more instances of offshore fracking

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California's most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Napolitano vows to keep UC tuition affordable

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - New University of California President Janet Napolitano said Friday that she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New 14-foot 'sea serpent' found in Southern Calif.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Another 'sea serpent' has attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach.

October 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentine train station scene of another crash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - An Argentine commuter train slammed into the end of the line Saturday morning at the same station in Buenos Aires where 52 people were killed in a similar crash last year. This time there was no immediate report of deaths, but at least 80 people were injured.

October 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria's civil war plays out on social media

BEIRUT (AP) - Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years - no conflict ever has been covered this way.

October 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland Security choice suggests priority shift

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon's former top lawyer to help craft the nation's counterterrorism policy as secretary of homeland security, suggesting a shift from the department's emphasis on immigration and border issues to a greater focus on security against possible attacks.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Both sides make offers in BART strike

OAKLAND (AP) - Bay Area rapid transit authorities and striking workers both made offers late Friday they said had a single aim: get stationary trains that move 400,000 commuters on any given workday back on track.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S.: Racial policy in Calif prison riots breaks law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Fire damages residential high-rise in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people, including a young girl in critical condition, were taken to hospitals on Friday with injuries sustained in a residential high-rise fire in Los Angeles that was mostly confined to one apartment, authorities said.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stepmom of teen accused in Fla. bullying arrested

The stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California faith healer, pilot in Kan. plane crash

DERBY, Kan. (AP) - A traveling California faith healer and his pilot died Friday morning when their small Texas-bound plane crashed soon after taking off from a Kansas airport, authorities said.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers' tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid - more than 300 times over - by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US says racial policy in Calif. prisons breaks law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after riots based on their race.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man pleads guilty to possessing pipe bombs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of pipe bombs after several were found in his car at a New Mexico border inspection.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US drops bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

FRESNO (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they suspected of starting what would become the mountain range's largest fire in its recorded history.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Smokey Bear turns 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Collector who sold bogus wine gets 10-year term

NEW YORK (AP) - A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to a decade in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others who might tamper with what people eat and drink.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill encourages teaching about 1st black president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would encourage schools to teach the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation's first African-American president.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) - If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Serial stowaway arrested again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey shows state by state consumer spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No Ebola drug for Africans; troops deployed

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - West Africans battling to contain the spread of Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug used on two Americans infected with the dreaded disease could even be made, officials said. Soldiers in two of the affected countries deployed Thursday to try to stem further spread of the virus.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA nears $16-$17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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