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State jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, Legislature agree to fix records bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai eased his opposition Thursday to joining planned peace talks.

June 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Watchdog faults background check of NSA leaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs for collecting phone records and Internet data - just as news media disclosed more information about those programs.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Starving cats, birds, pig rescued outside Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Animal advocates say they've rescued 61 animals including cats, birds and a potbellied pig that were starving at a makeshift shelter in rural Fresno County.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif man pleads guilty to smuggling fish bladders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toddler dies in Bakersfield house fire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died after being trapped inside a burning house Bakersfield.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in $2 million N. Calif. marijuana bust

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state attorney general's office says four men are in custody after authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants worth $2 million during a Sacramento County raid.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-USC prof. pleads not guilty to child sex charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former University of Southern California professor accused of traveling abroad to engage in illicit sex acts with children has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted for death of girlfriend in trash can

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - A man in Northern California has been convicted in the death of his live-in girlfriend whose body was found in a trash can.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fast-moving fire burns in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say 200 homes have been evacuated as a wind-fanned vegetation fire threatens structures in northern Santa Barbara County.

June 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. mission artifact moved from railway route

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly two centuries ago, an ex-pirate built a mill that ground corn and wheat for the San Gabriel Mission, part of the chain of Spanish outposts in California dating to the 1700s.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian's death in LA water tank was accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a Canadian woman whose body was discovered in a downtown Los Angeles hotel's rooftop water tank accidentally drowned.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Report out on marathon bombing suspect's friend

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A friend of one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole and was fatally shot by the agent just moments after he had agreed to give a statement about his involvement in a triple slaying in Massachusetts, a Florida prosecutor said Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


China demands satellite data on missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - China demanded Tuesday that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 on board. Officials sharply narrowed the search area as a result of that assessment, but the zone remains as large as Texas and Oklahoma combined.

March 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy: Base shooting suspect didn't have own weapon

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A civilian suspect approached a destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, disarmed a petty officer on watch and fatally shot a sailor, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians expect rising flood insurance costs

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about flood insurance.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

NEW YORK (AP) - A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday.

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


Ukraine orders troop pullout from Crimea

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) - Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for Ukraine's regions, even as Ukraine under pressure ordered its troops out from Crimea after the Russian seizure of military bases there.

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


Train kills teen who pushed girlfriend from tracks

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend away from the path of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown amasses nearly $20M for re-election bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown reported Monday that he has raised nearly $20 million for his re-election campaign with nearly eight months to go until the November election and has spent just a fraction of it.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More Marines from CA base die in USA than in war

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California Marine base has suffered more non-hostile deaths from car crashes and suicides in the last seven years than in war zones.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium.

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


Californians expect rising flood insurance costs

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about flood insurance.

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


Los Angeles officer hurt during domestic incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say an officer has been wounded while responding to a domestic dispute at a home in the Hollywood Hills.

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


Rain, snow coming to drought-stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A storm system headed toward drought-stricken California is promising up to two feet of snow in the northern Sierra.

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


Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) - An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials said.

March 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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