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Obama to revive populist message in Tuesday speech

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.

February 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.

February 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


One in 5 consumers had error in credit report

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.

February 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tug boats to reach disabled cruise ship

HOUSTON (AP) - Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico had limited access to hot coffee, food and bathrooms on Monday as they waited for two tugboats to arrive to tow them to Mexico, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement.

February 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Contest seeks underworldly names for 2 Pluto moons

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Want to name Pluto's two tiniest moons? Then you'll need to dig deep into mythology.

February 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grammys start out fun for song of year winner fun.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - You can cross one major trophy off the list for fun. at the Grammy Awards.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Rail Plan

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans, which manages two of the nation's busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State.

February 11, 2013 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


31 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India (AP) - An official says the death toll from a stampede during a Hindu festival in northern India has risen to 31.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unpredictable Grammy awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paternos issue report, challenge Freeh's findings

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family says the late coach did nothing wrong in his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and portrays Paterno as the victim of a "rush to injustice" created by former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation of the case for Penn State.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dorner reward leads to SFV home improvement store

IRVINE (AP) - A $1 million reward for a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in the slayings of three people took authorities to a San Fernando Valley home improvement store but so far prompted no credible leads in the search for Christopher Dorner.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Identity Thief' swipes No. 1 spot with $36.6M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Identity Thief" has turned out to be the real thing at the box office.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Benedict XVI to resign

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Significant storm damage in Hattiesburg, Miss.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An apparent tornado tore through Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that downed trees, damaged buildings and caused at least several injuries.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic extremists attack Malian troops in Gao

GAO, Mali (AP) - Black-robed Islamic extremists armed with AK-47 automatic rifles invaded Gao in wooden boats Sunday to launch a surprise attack on the most populous city in northern Mali, two weeks after French and Malian troops ousted the jihadists.

February 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Famed Baker thermometer rises again

BAKER. (AP) - A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert is once again a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA animal rights activitists await hearing

CHICAGO (AP) - Two animal rights activists from Los Angeles are accused of setting off on a cross-country trip last summer with the aim of freeing animals from farms that raise minks and foxes for furs.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads police to tons of pot

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Police in Central California said Thursday they seized more than 3 tons of packaged marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul driver who ran a red light.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Angler Will Not Be Cited by CDFW for Hooking White Shark from Manhattan Beach Pier

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced they found no evidence state fishing laws were violated by an angler who hooked a white shark from the Manhattan Beach Pier.

July 10, 2014 | Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Signal AP


Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

MILTON, Ga. (AP) - Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leader asks Brown not to appeal teacher ruling

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown not to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.

July 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs tax bill that will benefit Tesla plant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin that also includes language to help California-based electric car maker Tesla.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling returned to the witness stand Thursday in a trial to determine whether she has the right to sell Donald Sterling's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Researchers try to save huge US salamander

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) - With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

July 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 children, parents killed in Texas shooting

SPRING, Texas (AP) - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

July 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian militants fire rockets at Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Air raid sirens have wailed across Jerusalem, signaling that Palestinian militants have fired a rocket at the city.

July 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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