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Nurse Ratched actress can't stand 'Cuckoo's Nest'

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Louise Fletcher says she can't bear to watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" because the Nurse Ratched character she won an Oscar for is so cruel.

October 04, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER (AP) - In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the challenger.

October 03, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom sentenced to life in twin daughters' deaths

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Fairfield mom convicted of murdering her twin toddler daughters has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Barber becomes sole CEO of MGM movie studio

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., the movie studio that is co-financing the upcoming James Bond film, "Skyfall," said Wednesday that Gary Barber will be the sole chairman and CEO of the studio, as Roger Birnbaum moves to the role of producer after sharing the MGM leadership role for almost two years.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot's body found on freeway off-ramp in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - The body of an Alaska Airlines pilot has been found on a Southern California freeway off-ramp.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley discrimination spat heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The gender bias dispute between Silicon Valley's most-storied venture capital firm and a junior partner has taken another dramatic turn.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20 billion supplement industry.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suicide bombings kill 34 in Syrian city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) - Three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, leveling buildings and trapping survivors under the rubble, state TV said. More than 120 people were injured, the government said.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


T-Mobile USA to combine with MetroPCS

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile and MetroPCS have agreed to combine their struggling cellphone businesses in a deal aimed at letting them compete better with their three larger rivals.

October 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. sporting groups leery of dept. name change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After six decades as the California Department of Fish and Game, the agency in charge of the state's wild animals has a new name - one that has many hunting and fishing organizations leery.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at his sex abuse trial sued the university on Tuesday for what he calls defamation and misrepresentation.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US car was targeted in Mexico ambush

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA officers, were working for organized crime in a targeted assassination attempt.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In reversal, New Zealand cancels Mike Tyson's visa

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - In a reversal, Mike Tyson has been denied entry to the country whose indigenous Maori people he says inspired his facial tattoo.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA council votes to repeal pot dispensary ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council reversed course Tuesday and repealed a ban on pot shops that it passed just two months ago to shutter hundreds of medical marijuana storefronts.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: car burglaries reported

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

March 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Signal AP


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