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Homless Bill of Rights clears committee

people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill that passed a legislative committee on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers cited concerns about its potential effect on local governments.

April 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Dems, GOP press Obama administration on drone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday challenged the Obama administration to spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings amid growing concerns about unchecked powers of the presidency and Americans' civil liberties.

April 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Associated Press' Twitter hacked, Syrian group takes responsibility

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge blocks use of 'In Cold Blood' files

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that investigation materials from the 1959 "In Cold Blood" murders kept by a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent at home may not be auctioned off or publicly disclosed until he's had a chance to review them.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


State bill says homeless have right to be on the street

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Homeless people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill that passed a legislative committee on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers cited concerns about its potential effect on local governments.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Slide threatens San Bernardino County house

GRAND TERRACE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California home has been evacuated after a landslide opened a 25-foot-wide fissure in the hillside supporting it.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Orphaned Calif. bobcat released into wild

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - An orphaned Northern California bobcat that was initially deemed too friendly is back in the wild.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CA woman gets 1½-year sentence for funeral scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Los Angeles mortuary employee has been sentenced to 1½ years in prison for defrauding insurers by staging a fake funeral and attempting to cover it up by cremating a mannequin and cow parts she placed in the casket.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles settles with women fired on in manhunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city of Los Angeles reached a $4.2 million settlement on injury claims by two women who were injured when police mistakenly opened fire on them during the manhunt for disgruntled ex-cop Christopher Dorner, an official said Tuesday.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston bombing suspect communicates to authorities through writing

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were motivated by an anti-American, radical version of Islam.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death of Donald Sterling's son was accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's investigators say the death of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's son was a drug-related accident.

April 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Kitten Bowl vs. Puppy Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a Super Bowl matchup for the ages: cats vs. dogs.

April 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 2 arrested in al-Qaida linked Canada plot

TORONTO (AP) - Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, police said Monday. The case bolstered allegations by some governments and experts of a relationship of convenience between Shiite-led Iran and the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network.

April 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


NoHo fire kills one, injures four

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a fire in a North Hollywood apartment complex has killed one man and injured four people.

April 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Washington shooting ends with 5 dead

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - A man fatally shot his live-in girlfriend at an apartment south of Seattle then killed three men, including a neighbor who told others to call 911 and retreated inside his unit before the gunman blasted open the door with a shotgun and opened fire, authorities said Monday.

April 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

TOKYO (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, pope find common ground, differences

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober

CHICAGO (AP) - A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds propose to change protection for arroyo toad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal wildlife officials on Wednesday proposed to downgrade the status of the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened, saying the California amphibian is no longer in danger of extinction.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a Republican bill to limit the president's ability to designate new national monuments, a step President Barack Obama and other presidents have taken to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA wants police at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours in the aftermath of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young salmon trucked downstream because of drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The severe drought in California is prompting state and federal wildlife officials to mount an unusual rescue operation involving millions of 6-month-old salmon that are at risk of dying in depleted rivers and streams.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oprah Winfrey takes a show on the road

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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