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Calif. city to pay $1.5M in police dog bite case

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging a police dog mistakenly bit an elderly man who then had to have part of his leg amputated and later died.

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


Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan compromise on student loans promises better deals for students and parents over the next few years but could spell higher rates if it gets more expensive for the government to borrow money as expected.

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


UK investigators: Disable locator beacon on 787s

LONDON (AP) - U.K. air accident investigators recommended Thursday that aviation authorities temporarily disable a Honeywell emergency transmitter on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners following a fire last week at London's Heathrow Airport.

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


Mandela improving on 95th birthday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday with acts of charity on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president's health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.

July 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and time travelers taking over the streets of downtown San Diego can only mean one thing: Comic-Con is here!

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

WASHINGTON (AP) - You can drive, but you can't hide.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA still perplexed by astronaut's flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire near Palm Springs grows

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced 6,000 people to flee is now more than 35 square miles in size, and fingers of flame are sweeping along mountain ridges near Palm Springs.

July 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio kidnapping, rape suspect pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of holding three women captive for a decade was scolded repeatedly by a judge to raise his head and open his eyes in a brief court appearance where he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to nearly 1,000 counts of kidnap, rape and other crimes.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Youth brought to US illegally leave to test law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three immigrant activists who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children are planning to challenge the country's immigration laws by traveling to Mexico and then trying to get back in.

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


Small Calif publisher wins in public records case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state Court of Appeal has ruled that a small-town California newspaper publisher does not have to pay legal fees to a school board he sued over a public records request.

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


Buy-America snag stalls Vegas high-speed rail plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between a Southern California desert community and the Las Vegas Strip, leaving the future of the project in jeopardy.

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


NKorea arms seizure could hurt US-Cuba detente

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's admission that it was secretly sending aging weapons systems to North Korea has turned the global spotlight on a little-known link in a secretive network of rusting freighters and charter jets that moves weapons to and from North Korea despite U.N. sanctions.

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


House votes to delay parts of health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House has voted to delay two core provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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


2 killed in Bakersfield medical pot shop shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Police say two people have been shot to death at a medical marijuana dispensary in Bakersfield.

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


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HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

WHITTIER (AP) - When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Texas actress who tried to blame her husband after sending ricin-laced letters to officials including President Barack Obama was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP seizes records in punching case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says California Highway Patrol investigators have seized medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of the agency's officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. judge blocks California executions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge Wednesday ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Answers about immigration checkpoints

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the authority that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say water usage increased 8 percent in May in a coastal area of Southern California partially because previous conservation efforts spared residents from seeing the impact of the most severe drought in the state in four decades.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weather helps fight against California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters battling a wildfire that is threatening dozens of homes in rural Northern California, a fire official said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prostitute in tech exec's death pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - A high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht in California after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and heroin charges.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jason Mraz to tour 5 New York boroughs in Sept.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Mraz is in a New York state of mind.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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