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Furloughed federal workers may get paid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.

October 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sisters question police actions in deadly DC chase

NEW YORK (AP) - A sister of the Connecticut woman shot to death by police in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier says there were no indications that her sister was unstable.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family: Injured biker in SUV assault a devoted dad

NEW YORK (AP) - A motorcycle rider who was struck by an SUV during a motorcycle rally that turned violent is a family man who was simply trying to defuse a tense situation, his attorney and family members said Friday.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nation's oldest full-time park ranger furloughed

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A 92-year-old Northern California woman who is the nation's oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she's surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Karen threatens US during quiet hurricane season

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) - Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a late-arriving worry in what had been a slow hurricane season in the U.S.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man accused of killing, cooking wife dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County man accused of killing his 73-year-old wife and then cooking her body parts has died of cancer while awaiting trial.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. sues to change transit worker pensions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials filed suit Friday against the U.S. Department of Labor, arguing that the federal agency cannot deny billions of dollars in mass transit money to the state based on pension reforms that lawmakers approved last year.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When mortgage rates began climbing in May from rock-bottom lows, Kevin Williams worried he might miss out on an opportunity.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: SoCal under red-flag alert for fire danger

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighting operations in California will not be affected by the government shutdown if wildfires ignite this weekend in hot, dry and windy conditions, fire officials said Friday.

October 04, 2013 | By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jerry Brown set to become longest serving governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state's longest serving governor.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Woman killed in D.C. chase was delusional

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been deteriorating mentally for months and believed the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

October 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter dishes tantalizing tidbits in IPO treatise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge chastises LA Coliseum Commission for secrecy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Superior Court judge upbraided the public agency that controls the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for repeatedly holding secret meetings to negotiate leasing the historic structure to the University of Southern California for 98 years.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell city manager pleads no contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Rizzo, accused of massive corruption in a small California city, was apparently still pulling strings when he quietly arranged to plead no contest to 69 charges, only days before he was to go on trial on charges of misappropriation of funds and related crimes.

October 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US shutdown Day 4: Dems pressure GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached.

October 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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