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2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six, state health officials said Thursday.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad: Missing reporter likely in Syrian custody

HOUSTON (AP) - The father of American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing while working in one of Syria's most volatile regions, said Thursday that he believed his son is alive and being detained by the Syrian government.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kona coffee trouble brews between Safeway, farmers

HONOLULU (AP) - A national grocer said it has changed its label on packages of Kona coffee blends, making good on a promise it made last year to a group of Hawaii coffee farmers.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney's convention promise: 'Jobs, lots of jobs'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House with a rousing, remarkably personal speech to the Republican National convention and a prime-time TV audience Thursday night, proclaiming that America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LeAnn Rimes sues over phone call; enters treatment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeAnn Rimes sued two women she claims illegally recorded a phone conversation with her and posted snippets online, one day after she sought professional help for anxiety and stress.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Harvard probing dozens for possible cheating

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Virginia lacrosse player sentenced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player who killed his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage received a 23-year prison sentence Thursday in a case that forever changed the school's attitudes toward relationship violence and made it easier for abuse victims in the state to obtain restraining orders.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: 'What America needs is jobs'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, declaring "what America needs is jobs, lots of jobs" and promising he has a plan to create 12 million of them.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bacon and honey used to capture bear

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Game wardens used bacon and honey to capture a wild bear fond of wandering into neighborhoods north of downtown Los Angeles.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed robber's slim booty: $2

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - An armed robber mugged two Southern Californians within two hours and walked off with $1 from each victim.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court mistakenly posts secret pipeline settlement

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. agreed to pay more than $2 million to a teenager burned in the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes, according to secret settlement documents mistakenly posted by a California court.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


This just in from the state Attorney General's office

SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the final parts of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights have passed out of both legislative houses and have been sent to the Governor's desk.

August 30, 2012 | Signal news sources | Signal AP


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Firefighters react as thunderstorms hit Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters across the Northwest reacted Monday as triple-digit heat and lightning made their job even more difficult in an area where two dozen large wildfires were already burning.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chief: Police killed California robbery hostage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Advanced Warfare' jumps past predecessors

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) - It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

MADRID (AP) - Now it's not just two Americans, but a Spaniard as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist of an experimental drug aimed at treating the deadly disease.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza closure key in Israel-Hamas talks

DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - Mohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa powder.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID (AP) - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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