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N. Korea says detained American apologized

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.

November 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the 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.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction will close freeway lanes in SCV

As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Public hearings on driver's licenses for undocumented residents

Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


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