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Rock Hall set to induct 2013 class at LA ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the singers set to pay tribute to this year's eclectic group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

April 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Husband describes night wife cut off penis

SANTA ANA (AP) - The estranged husband of a woman charged with severing his penis said it was as though his life ended the evening of the attack.

April 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Downtown LA fabric company burns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fire that roared through a fabric company in downtown Los Angeles.

April 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama attends service in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to soothe a nervous nation Thursday and draw attention to those killed and gravely wounded in what he called an "act of terror" at the Boston Marathon.

April 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assad accuses West of backing al-Qaida in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's president accused the West on Wednesday of backing al-Qaida in his country's civil war, warning it will pay a price "in the heart" of Europe and the United States as the terror network becomes emboldened.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Media hits and misses in coverage of marathon investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - For about an hour Wednesday afternoon, people could flip through different television channels and hear completely different accounts of the investigation into the Boston Marathon explosions: Some news organizations reported the arrest of a suspect and then took those claims back.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Number of injured or killed unknown in explosion at Texas fertilizer plant

WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin following a blast that damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.

April 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss. man arrested in ricin letters

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.

April 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman goes on trial in severed penis case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California woman yelled "You deserve it" before severing her estranged husband's penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at her trial.

April 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Starving sea lion pups fill Calif. rescue centers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why, officials said Wednesday.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boston official: Video footage shows bomb suspect

BOSTON (AP) - Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon bombing have a department-store surveillance-camera image of a man dropping off a bag at the scene of the one of the blasts, a top city politician said Wednesday.

April 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bridge bolt problems noted years ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials in charge of building a new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge repeatedly questioned the work and quality control of companies involved in making long seismic safety bolts that broke while being tightened.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans, backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats, turned away legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting repeated appeals from President Barack Obama and personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter's mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

April 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chinese grad student confirmed as Boston victim

BEIJING (AP) - She was a food fan, eager for culinary discoveries. In her last microblog update the morning before the Boston Marathon blasts, the Chinese graduate student identified as the attack's third victim posted a photo of ciabatta-like bread chunks and fruit.

April 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stubborn spring storm hits Colo., Wyo. and Dakotas

DENVER (AP) - Skiers are rejoicing and stores are pulling snowblowers out of storage as a persistent spring storm delivers yet another round of wet snow to parts of Wyoming, Colorado and the Dakotas.

April 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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7 dead in Massachusetts apartment fire

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sterling testifies in Los Angeles Clippers trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling, challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he's mentally sound, sparring with his wife's lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen dies after jumping on iPhone thief's car

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Marisol Hernandez recently gave her daughter a brand new iPhone 5S on the condition that she get good grades during her sophomore year of high school. Since Rubi Rubio had already broken two phones before, Hernandez told her daughter that if she broke this one, it would be her last.

July 09, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury.

July 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California board considers fines for wasting water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle on the hose.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American Apparel to receive financing

NEW YORK (AP) - American Apparel Inc. has reached a preliminary deal with investment firm Standard General to receive a $25 million investment to bolster the clothing chain's finances, a person close to the negotiations said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justin Bieber to be charged with vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home, prosecutors said.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

July 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


50 bodies found in Iraq, raising sectarian worries

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.

July 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Weather service: Tornado hit homes where 4 died

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed the homes in upstate New York where four people were killed.

July 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story

LONDON (AP) - The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds - a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.

July 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

NEW YORK (AP) - The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California considers mandatory water restrictions

The State Water Resources Control Board will consider ordering mandatory restrictions on urban water use, backed up by fines, during its July 15 meeting in Sacramento. If adopted, the emergency regulations would remain in effect for nine months. Prohibited activities would include:

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station

NEW YORK (AP) - Security video showed nothing amiss when Frankea Dabbs - wearing dark glasses, pushing a baby stroller and pulling a rolling suitcase - entered a busy Manhattan subway station Monday night.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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