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New Calif. laws try to help employees, immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As California's economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.

December 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 4 dead after La. shootings, 3 injured

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - A nurse embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife killed his current wife before shooting his former in-laws and his onetime boss in a rampage that spanned two parishes in Louisiana, leaving three people dead and three wounded. He then fatally shot himself in the head, authorities said.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nursing home refuses brain-dead patient

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area nursing home that had agreed to provide long-term care for a 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead has backed out.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Newtown investigation reports released

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza's fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees' brave and clear-headed attempts to protect the children.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. boy youngest to reach summit of Aconcagua

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2013 banner year at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults CA toxic waste regulators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have allowed hundreds of toxic waste polluters walk away from contaminated sites and dozens of waste facilities to operate with expired permits while reducing enforcement, it was reported Friday.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder if something's rotten at your farmers market?

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

DETROIT (AP) - When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn't be spending Christmas at home with his family.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver survives 300-foot plunge off Calif. cliff

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) - A driver who plunged 300 feet off of a Southern California ocean cliff was rescued after firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NORAD Tracks Santa logs 19.58 million web visits

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court reverses conviction of priest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans divided on healh care proposal

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans who want to regain control of the Senate will first have to do battle among themselves in 2014 primary elections, due largely to differences over how to proceed against the law they deride as "Obamacare."

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't prepared for the spike.

December 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Californians expect rising flood insurance costs

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about flood insurance.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

NEW YORK (AP) - A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine orders troop pullout from Crimea

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) - Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for Ukraine's regions, even as Ukraine under pressure ordered its troops out from Crimea after the Russian seizure of military bases there.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train kills teen who pushed girlfriend from tracks

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend away from the path of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown amasses nearly $20M for re-election bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown reported Monday that he has raised nearly $20 million for his re-election campaign with nearly eight months to go until the November election and has spent just a fraction of it.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More Marines from CA base die in USA than in war

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California Marine base has suffered more non-hostile deaths from car crashes and suicides in the last seven years than in war zones.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians expect rising flood insurance costs

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about flood insurance.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles officer hurt during domestic incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say an officer has been wounded while responding to a domestic dispute at a home in the Hollywood Hills.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain, snow coming to drought-stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A storm system headed toward drought-stricken California is promising up to two feet of snow in the northern Sierra.

March 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) - An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials said.

March 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Voices crying for help stop in Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Voices of people crying for help in the wreckage of a deadly Washington state mudslide have stopped, and hopes of finding any more survivors waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.

March 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius trial: Cell phone texts show tensions

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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