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DNA leads to arrest in old Santa Monica murders

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Monica police say new DNA tests led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man in the deaths of two women killed a decade ago.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man charged in new scam on women in 70s

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 55-year-old Riverside County man charged with conning two women out of tens of thousands of dollars was convicted years ago in Orange County in a similar scam, authorities said.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ore. rider gets stolen bike back, puts on YouTube

SEATTLE (AP) - Jake Gillum loves his bike. So when it got stolen in Portland, Ore., while he was on a date, he was determined to get it back.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shooting prompts gun bills in big states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's mass shooting in Colorado to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained much traction in Congress or on the presidential campaign.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization blamed the attack on "reckless rhetoric," but then delivered his own politically-charged remark, saying critics gave the accused gunman "a license to shoot an unarmed man."

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holmes doesn't react to talk of struggling victims

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting showed no emotion in court Thursday as a lawyer discussed a charity's efforts to distribute $4 million it raised for the victims.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Retired president of Border Patrol union indicted

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Terence J. Bonner, who led the union representing Border Patrol agents for more than two decades until his retirement last year, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF panel says ousted sheriff committed misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city panel has ruled that San Francisco's suspended sheriff committed official misconduct after a domestic violence conviction.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Washington residents worry and wait as wildfire burns

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Some residents forced to flee a large central Washington fire were allowed to return to their homes Thursday, while firefighters in rural Idaho protected two threatened towns and thousands of crew members worked wildfires across California.

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Macy's sues JC Penney over Martha Stewart deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. is suing rival retailer J.C. Penney Co., claiming Penney's bid to sell products by Martha Stewart Living resulted in the breach of an exclusive contract held by Macy's and could cost it potentially billions in sales.

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


People affected by refinery fire sue Chevron

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Nine people have sued Chevron Corp. over a California refinery fire that sent thousands to hospitals with respiratory issues and contributed to higher gasoline prices on the West Coast.

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Schulze presses Best Buy in quest for takeover

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy Co. co-founder Richard Schulze said Thursday that he is committed to his offer for the electronics retailer and has heard from a number of private equity firms prepared to make "significant commitments."

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook hits new low as IPO lock-up ends

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook's stock plunged to a new low Thursday after the expiration of a ban that had prevented some early investors and insiders from dumping millions of additional shares they own in the social-networking leader.

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CO2 emissions in U.S. drop to 20-year low

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

August 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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


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