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High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen rides in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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California finds it hard to track water

The sprinklers outside California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

August 02, 2014 | By Justin Pritchard and Matt Hamilton The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'American Idol' contestant Michael Johns dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighth-round stunner, has died. He was 35.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


College professor, 75, dies in Mt. Whitney fall

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) - California authorities say a community college professor from Texas fell to his death while climbing Mount Whitney, which has the highest peak in the U.S. outside of Alaska.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Designer unveils bike made for water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area designer has put a new spin on the concept of an environmentally friendly commute.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio city tells residents not to drink water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state's fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.

August 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Western wildfires destroy homes

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters on Saturday were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far northern California that prompted evacuations, while blazes in the Pacific Northwest destroyed a handful of homes.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana boy sets himself on fire in online dare

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old Southern California boy has suffered burns after setting himself on fire for an online dare.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cyclists suffer hypothermia in California storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wave of brief but fierce storms rolled through Southern California mountains and deserts on Saturday, leaving 40 bicycle racers with hypothermia and possibly causing a 14-car highway pileup in the desert that injured nine people, authorities said.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Burst pipe repairs near completion near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews have nearly finished repairs on a nearly century-old water main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.

August 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel pulls back some tanks, troops in Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops and tanks pulled out of a central sector of the Gaza Strip and moved closer to the border Saturday, as its military invited Palestinians to return to one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the coastal strip.

August 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dismantling California nuke plant will cost $4.4B

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion, but spent radioactive fuel will be held at the site indefinitely, according to a game plan from Southern California Edison.

August 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress struggles to reach drought relief deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect dead after 8-hour standoff in Pico Rivera

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a parolee who held a woman hostage during an eight-hour standoff. But a bystander also has died.

August 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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