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Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won't be able to light up.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Animal control officer fatally shot in California

GALT, Calif. (AP) - An animal control officer was fatally shot Wednesday when he went to retrieve pets from a Sacramento County home where the resident had been evicted a day earlier, authorities said.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-treasurer to Democrats receives 8-year sentence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former Democratic campaign treasurer was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients such as U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a case that a judge said tampered with the electoral process.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif man pleads not guilty in triple killing

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from a shooting at a fire extinguisher business and a nearby home in Downey last month.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal judge upholds San Francisco gun laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an effort by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of local gun laws in San Francisco.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Salmon release is step in Calif river restoration

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California's second-longest river once teemed with salmon that swam from San Francisco Bay to spawn near Fresno. But that was before the Friant Dam diverted the San Joaquin River to serve agriculture needs 62 years ago.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prayer group killing confession made up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man who told police he killed the wife of his prayer group leader at her husband's request made up the story up and had nothing to do with the woman's suicide, his defense attorney said Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California auditor blasts childhood safety contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California public health officials illegally paid a foundation about $2 million to oversee a childhood safety program intended to provide grants for safety-seat, poison-control and other education, a state audit concluded.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike idles busiest Port of Los Angeles pier

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Striking workers shut down the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles for a second day on Wednesday, ignoring an arbitrator's order to return to work and raising the possibility of a larger job action that could paralyze the nation's busiest port complex.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptian courts suspend work to protest Morsi move

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's highest appeal courts suspended their work Wednesday to protest presidential decrees that gave the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported, deepening the turmoil roiling the country since the decrees were announced last week.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First of series of storms arrives in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first in a series of storms has touched down in Northern California, bringing high winds and rain to the region.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt court sentences 8 to death over prophet film

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

November 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. gov. orders chemist's cases reviewed

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a "file-by-file review" of every case handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a now-closed government lab, as authorities continue to deal with the fallout from a scandal that threatens to unravel thousands of criminal cases.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Zip line to zing tourists through downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists will soon have a new way to see the lights of Las Vegas: By being spit out of the mouth of an 11-story slot machine and zinged down a five-block zip line past some of the city's oldest casinos.

November 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OC deputies find thousands of pot plants in park

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Orange County sheriff's deputies have found at least 2,500 marijuana plants growing in a steep area of a county wilderness park.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California moves to keep film production at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break into the movies.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.

NEW YORK (AP) - Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO said Friday, and the Ukrainian president declared that most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale enviornments

SeaWorld plans new killer whale environments

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near Glendora

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest but no structures are threatened.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman shot, killed by police in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say an officer shot and killed a 19-year-old woman who threatened to shoot members of her family.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom arrested for DUI after crash that kills son, 7

CAMARILLO (AP) - A woman whose car went off Pacific Coast Highway, killing her 7-year-old son and injuring two other people, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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