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San Francisco officials to vote on public power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials on Tuesday are set to decide whether to fund an energy plan that will give city residents the option of getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Space shuttle Endeavour stuck at home in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour apparently doesn't want to leave home.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Long flight delays soar in July

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of long delays in July involving planes stuck on airport tarmacs was more than the previous eight months combined, the government said Monday.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple: iPhone 5 orders topped 2M in 24 hours

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Illegal immigrants seek school records

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thousands of illegal immigrants have inundated the nation's second-largest school district with requests for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the district said Monday.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cancer overtakes heart disease as top U.S. killer

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Aircraft bombarding flames in new California wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - Air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter are bombarding flames cracking through Southern California bush and brush east of Los Angeles.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Witness: Libyans tried to rescue US ambassador

CAIRO (AP) - Ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing when Libyans stumbled across him inside a room in the American Consulate in Benghazi, cheering, "Alive, alive" and "God is great" when they discovered he was still breathing and then trying to rescue him after last week's deadly attack in the eastern Libyan city, witnesses told The Associated Press on Monday.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Aging America: Varied license laws for older drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jerry Wiseman notices it's harder to turn and check his car's blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, hunting tips to stay safe behind the wheel for many more years - a good idea considering their state has arguably the nation's toughest older-driver laws.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of Hezbollah made a rare public appearance Monday at a rally in Beirut, calling for sustained protests against an anti-Islam film that already has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Amanda Bynes gets traffic citation, car towed

BURBANK (AP) - Amanda Bynes had another run-in with the law when she was pulled over for driving on a suspended license by a Southern California airport.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Romney courting key states, constituencies

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are embarking on a week heavy with travel through battleground states and appeals to key constituencies, with both campaigns wrangling over unrest in the Middle East and who is best equipped to rejuvenate the economy.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CDC: US kids eat too much salt, as much as adults

CHICAGO (AP) - American children eat as much salt as adults - about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. Extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, even in kids, but government research says those who are overweight and obese may be most vulnerable to its effects.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that's entering its second week and has left parents scrambling to make alternative child care arrangements for at least two more days.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Myanmar's Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored in Washington this week and presented Congress's highest award, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

September 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Photos found at slide site; missing number drops

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) - American mediators are in urgent talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show's three-year run.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


National soil collection may unlock mysteries

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Number of missing from Washington slide plummets

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - As crews using heavy equipment, dogs and their bare hands searched in heavy rain for more victims from a deadly Washington landslide, authorities said Saturday that the number of people believed missing had dropped substantially.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One Direction cleans up at Kids' Choice Awards

Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg - thanks to some unlikely slimers.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Quake damage forces OC residents out of homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4.1 aftershock hits today near Rowland Heights

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Shirley Jones to skydive on 80th birthday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Elaborate FBI sting ensnares California politician

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI began investigating a prominent California politician three years ago when ex-convict-turned-community-activist Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow introduced the politician's fundraiser to an associate, an East Coast Mafia figure, according to a federal complaint.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools increasingly check students for obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State Senate suspends 3 lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

March 28, 2014 | by Associated Press | Signal AP


San Onofre nuclear plant hit with violation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators say a Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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