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Oil companies frack in coastal waters off Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require a separate permit and be subject to stricter environmental review.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Five spectators were injured Saturday after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California's Central Valley, authorities said.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Actors with fake guns bring police with real ones

LOS ANGELES (AP) - College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary twist that wasn't in the script.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Developers to test for fault under skyscraper

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper have agreed to dig a trench to determine whether an earthquake fault runs beneath the site slated for the project.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss. law requires cord blood

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law - likely the first of its kind in the country - says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step toward prosecuting statutory rape cases.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


High court won't delay release of Calif inmates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner Cable drops CBS in LA, NY, Dallas

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and elsewhere lost access to CBS programming on multiple channels Friday as the cable provider dropped the network in a dispute over fees.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - More ferries and buses will be deployed to get commuters across San Francisco Bay. Carpool lanes will be open all day, not just for rush hour. And gift cards for coffee will be handed out to drivers who pick up riders.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to take a bite out of food stamps?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


US issues global travel alert, citing-al Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) - Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


U.S. diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months pregnant, officials said Friday.

August 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell to a 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign.

August 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Disputed inscription removed from MLK Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Chinese sculptor has removed a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue that he designed on the National Mall and said Thursday that he is working on a new finish for the side of the artwork.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


After long search Korean War soldier buried in CA

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) - A U.S. Army soldier who died more than 60 years ago at a Korean War prison camp has been buried near San Francisco.

August 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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US gov't had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors can seek death in salon rampage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County prosecutors can seek the death penalty for a man who admitted killing eight people at a hair salon, but they can't use evidence improperly gleaned from a jailhouse informant in the case, a judge ruled Monday.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Family of Cal player to file wrongful death suit

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LinkedIn to pay $6M in unpaid wages, damages

NEW YORK (AP) - The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

NEW YORK (AP) - Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shoot suspect outside Ventura County Fair

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old man was shot by police after allegedly driving recklessly and injuring an officer outside the Ventura County Fair.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homes badly damaged in SoCal storm

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Crews cleared roads in an area where some 2,500 had been stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while authorities estimated that between 6 and 8 homes were badly damaged and likely uninhabitable.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA (AP) - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.

August 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


For Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

BALTIMORE (AP) - Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rancher: Standoff with feds a spiritual battle

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claims the April confrontation between the federal government and his armed supporters was part of an age-old spiritual battle between good and evil.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria confirms doctor as 2nd Ebola case

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they had decided to cross the border.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China (AP) - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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