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Struggling LA holds mayoral primary

LOS ANGELES (AP) - City Hall is nearly broke - and for many, is broken. The airport is an embarrassment. Freeways are clogged. And potholes, cracked sidewalks and untended trees infest many neighborhoods.

March 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican waits on 5 cardinals to arrive

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Sistine Chapel closed to visitors on Tuesday and construction work got under way to prepare it for the conclave that will choose the next pope, but five cardinals had yet to arrive for the preparatory meetings designed to acquaint themselves with one another and discuss the state of the Catholic Church.

March 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner: Texas man, 46, died in Calif. triathlon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in its 33-year history, a participant in the world renowned "Escape from Alcatraz" died during the event.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ark. Gov. Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday vetoed what would have been the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, telling lawmakers that outlawing the procedure as early as 12 weeks into a pregnancy would be unconstitutional.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


JC Penney could wind up with empty shelves

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney, which is struggling with big losses and steep sales declines, could face another challenge: empty shelves.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CA lawmaker seeks rights for transgender students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at guaranteeing transgender students the right to use public school restrooms and participate on the sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Meditation teacher Nancy Cooke de Herrera dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pioneering meditation teacher Nancy Cooke de Herrera has died. She was 90.

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


Judge rejects Bulger's future immunity claim

BOSTON (AP) - Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger cannot present evidence to a jury about his claim that he was given immunity for future crimes, including murder, a federal judge ruled Monday, calling Bulger's contention that he had a license to kill "beyond the pale."

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


Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Police on Monday were investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the handling of a health emergency at an independent living facility where a woman died after a nurse refused to provide CPR.

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


NYPD seeks suspect in death of expectant parents and baby

NEW YORK (AP) - Police have identified a suspect being sought in the hit-and-run deaths of a pregnant woman and her husband whose baby died on Monday, a day after the Brooklyn car crash.

March 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Pentagon to furlough teachers, cut commissary time

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.

March 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Schwarzenegger to be executive editor of magazines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor.

March 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Cardinals said Monday they wanted to be briefed about the true state of Vatican dysfunction before they elect the next pope, evidence that the scandal over leaked papal documents is casting a shadow over the conclave and setting up one of the most unpredictable papal elections in recent times.

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


House, debris over Fla. sinkhole to be removed

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities hope to get a better look at a sinkhole that swallowed a man in his Florida home once demolition crews knock down the remaining walls of the house Monday and begin clearing away the debris.

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


Spending cuts seem here to stay

WASHINGTON (AP) - The spending cuts are here to stay if you believe the public posturing Sunday.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel-held Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

August 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - They came with shovels, hands and heart to dig out their neighbors in the aftermath of deadly Southern California flooding.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

NEW YORK (AP) - To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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