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Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) - Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians avoid jail for assisted suicides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians who helped kill their friends or spouses have avoided jail time as prosecutors struggle with the troubling issue of assisted suicide.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zion condor found dead; was likely lead poisoning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A California condor found dead at Zion National Park is believed to have died from lead poisoning after foraging on a bullet-ridden game carcass, in another setback for the recovery project on the Utah-Arizona border, officials said Monday.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sacramento Kings sold to Seattle group

The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.

January 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Artist's obsession with Twinkies spans 4 decades

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Long before Hostess Brands' plans to shut down made Twinkies the rage, Nancy Peppin found something special about the cream-filled snack cakes.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vigil planned to remember Paterno 1 year later

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the occasional T-shirt, reminders of Joe Paterno sprinkle Happy Valley.

January 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Inaugural poet pays homage to American experience

WASHINGTON (AP) - Poet Richard Blanco has delivered an inaugural poem paying homage to the American experience.

January 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Term II: US must help poor, elderly, Obama says

WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring "our journey is not complete," President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and needy.

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and has been hospitalized.

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nation honors King on day of Obama inauguration

ATLANTA (AP) - Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boeing probe turns to battery maker

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese and U.S. investigators began a probe Monday into the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in Boeing's grounded 787 jets.

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 Americans die in Algeria attack, 7 survive

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three U.S. citizens were killed in last week's hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, while seven Americans made it out safely, Obama administration officials said Monday.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire chief: Chaplain is 1 of 5 NM shooting victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy remained in custody Sunday night as detectives tried to piece together what led to the shooting of five people, including three young children, who were found dead in a New Mexico home.

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd Mass. chemist accused of evidence tampering

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A chemist at a state crime lab tampered with drug evidence, authorities said Sunday in Massachusetts, where a chemist at another lab was accused last year of faking test results in a scandal that threw thousands of criminal cases into question.

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SWAT standoff in Ga. uncovers dismembered body

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police went to Chad Moretz's home to ask him about a friend who had gone missing and quickly found themselves in a tense standoff when a relative answered the door and whispered: "He's got a rifle. He's going to kill y'all."

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: car burglaries reported

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

March 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Signal AP


Scientist warned of mudslide danger 15 years ago

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the village where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing.

March 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby gorilla with mom at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Zoo says an infant gorilla that was successfully treated for pneumonia after a cesarean section delivery is in her mother's arms for the first time.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius trial: Athlete says it's a 'tough time'

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius, who is expected to testify in his murder trial at the end of the week, said Tuesday he's going through "a tough time" in a rare comment after the prosecution closed its case against the double-amputee runner.

March 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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