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State Senate suspends 3 lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

March 28, 2014 | by Associated Press | Signal AP


San Onofre nuclear plant hit with violation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators say a Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Palm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Workers escape large garage collapse in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A portion of a parking garage being built to house buses in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday, just minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety, officials said.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

DETROIT (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. House to vote next week on aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aid to cash-strapped Ukraine and sanctions on Russia remain on track in the U.S. Congress, but it will take a few days longer before the legislation gets to President Barack Obama.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement Will Save Edison Customers $1.12 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2014 – The Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), the independent consumer advocate within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), today signed a comprehensive settlement agreement with Southern California Edison Company (Edison), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) that will prevent the utilities from charging customers, who were served by the defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), for defective steam generators.

March 27, 2014 | SOURCE: Calif. Office of Ratepayer Advocates | Signal AP


PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wandering wolf's signal ready to fade

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - The wandering wolf dubbed OR-7 has enjoyed well over his 15 minutes of fame. But even with continued public interest, he could soon fade from the spotlight.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."

March 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The International Monetary Fund pledged up to $18 billion in loans Thursday to prop up Ukraine's teetering economy, and the prime minister warned that everyone is going to feel some pain from the necessary financial reforms ahead.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jet search cut short; more satellites spot objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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US hiring likely strong for a 5th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hiring was likely robust for a fifth straight month in June, a sign that the economic recovery, now entering its sixth year, is finally gaining meaningful traction.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - About 200 people have gathered for a ceremony marking the site of a 1956 airliner crash over the Grand Canyon as a national landmark.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman accused of abandoning her baby at a Manhattan subway station told police on Tuesday that she is homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby girl dies after fall at Chula Vista apartment

Chula Vista officers responding Monday evening performed CPR on the child, who was unresponsive. She was flown to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she died.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad shocked huge waves killed lifeguard son

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Lifeguards along more than 6 miles of pristine sand in this Southern California beach city had rescued more than 200 people by the time the call came to help a distressed swimmer east of one of the main piers.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ottawa Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

OTTAWA (AP) - Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire burning in triple-digit heat

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jurisdictional issue delays Sterling trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jurisdictional issue delayed Monday's scheduled start of a trial focusing on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own parties.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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