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Lt. Gov. Newsom to lead pot legalization panel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says it's time for California to get serious about legalizing marijuana and that he's willing to put his political reputation on the line to make it happen.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly Halloween tableau too realistic for some

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) - One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, run over by a truck.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government's targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, The Washington Post reported after a review of documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.

October 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home prices cool in September

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California housing prices cooled last month as inventories grew and investor interest waned.

October 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians 'drop, cover, hold' in quake drill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many Californians dove under desks and tables at midmorning Thursday in a major drill of the "drop, cover and hold on" earthquake survival skill.

October 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

LONDON (AP) - What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

PAKSE, Laos (AP) - Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF Bay Area trains run as strike talks drag on

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A marathon negotiating session between a major San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its two largest unions spilled into the early morning hours Thursday without a deal to end the months-long contract dispute that has left many riders under the repeated threat of a commute-crippling strike.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal workers return after shutdown ends

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare whale found dead in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama signs bill to avert default, open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Aretha: Side effects 'were rough,' glad to work

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Aretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man on trial in killing ex-girlfriend's relatives

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - At the suggestion of her family, college freshman Shayona Dhanak broke up with her boyfriend and told him religious differences were to blame. Less than two months later, her father and sister were killed, her mother assaulted and left for dead, and her family's home burned.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.

October 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash tests use Center for Pet Safety's dummy dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gasoline thieves used concealed pump in trailer

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Riverside police are looking for a couple who stole 500 gallons of gasoline by sucking it from an underground tank through a pump concealed in a horse trailer.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kidnap victim rescued after 2 days without water

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have rescued a woman they say was held for ransom for two days without any food or water.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA Mars test called success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor denies parole to Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board and denied the release of a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 43 years in prison.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former candidate for governor arrested in shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.

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


Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked an appellate court on Friday to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Reagan aide Brady's death ruled homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) - This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.

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


Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time.

August 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Flooding hits Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.

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


Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

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


3 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - At least three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, a day after a leadership reshuffle appeared to signal Moscow's attempt to further distance itself from the pro-Russian insurgency.

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


UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide Friday to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

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


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.

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


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