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Gunman found dead in La Crescenta standoff

LA CRESCENTA (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say a gunman who robbed one store in a La Crescenta shopping center and barricaded himself inside another for hours has died in an apparent suicide.

November 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed in L.A. freeway crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed and four injured after the minivan they were traveling in turned over on a Los Angeles freeway connector.

November 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Preferred' pronouns gain traction at US colleges

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them - she, he or something else.

November 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


8 confirmed dead in Glasgow helicopter crash

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Scottish police say eight people are now confirmed dead following the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub.

November 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Alamos working to create national park

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico's pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person, but a top-secret mission that forever changed the world.

November 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Latinos want US to sue over LA supervisors' board

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but the Justice Department has not moved on evidence that the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters.

November 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA school district settles voting rights lawsuit

CERRITOS (AP) - A Southern California school district has settled a lawsuit that challenged how board members were elected.

November 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top US commander apologizes for Afghan airstrike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation Friday as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.

November 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Did Comet ISON survive? Scientists see tiny hope

STOCKHOLM (AP) - A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.

November 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU blames Russia for failure of deal with Ukraine

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - EU leaders Friday revived Cold War rhetoric Friday, accusing Russia of bullying Ukraine into ditching a landmark deal so the former Soviet republic would stay locked in Moscow's orbit.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sign language interpreter's moves a hit in concert

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Holly Maniatty creates music - for the deaf.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country's lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


China sends fighters to ID flights by US and Japan

BEIJING (AP) - China launched two fighter planes Friday to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, state media said.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog found under rubble week after tornado

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thai protesters storm army headquarters

BANGKOK (AP) - Protesters in Thailand stormed into the national army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

November 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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


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