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8 injured in Fla. propane plant blast

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, with at least four in critical condition.

July 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dual bids to recall San Diego mayor get underway

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dueling efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner came into sharp relief Monday as the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city ignored mounting calls to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner drops CBS, then reverses decision

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the decision.

July 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fast-food workers in NYC stage strikes, rallies

NEW YORK (AP) - Workers at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's restaurants across New York walked out Monday in a one-day strike to demand better pay and the right to unionize, calling for minimum wage to more than double from $7.25 to $15 an hour and the end to what activists called "abusive labor practices."

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Woman arrested in DC cathedral vandalism

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral, and police were investigating her in connection with two similar incidents on the National Mall, authorities said.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 'Real Housewives of NJ' stars charged with fraud

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges, accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.

July 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus driver who ignored Ariz. flood may be charged

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are looking into whether a tour bus driver bound for Las Vegas violated what's popularly known as Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law" when he drove into a flooded wash after a trip to the Grand Canyon's west rim.

July 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS chief exec says cable fee dispute unresolved

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A dispute with Time Warner Cable was unresolved as a deadline loomed involving the availability of stations in three major markets, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves said Monday.

July 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. agency spokesman dies snorkeling in Hawaii

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Workers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are mourning the loss of their spokesman who died while vacationing with his family in Hawaii.

July 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hudson's Bay buying Saks for about $2.4 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't let the global economy fool you: Luxury is hardly dead. Saks Inc. agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of upscale retailer Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales. The acquisition combines three department-store brands - Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue- and creates a North American upscale retailing behemoth with 320 stores in some of the biggest and most populous cities in the U.S. and Canada. Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay, Canadian's ...

July 29, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Philadelphia row house collapses, injuring 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Investigators say a gas leak is to blame for a Philadelphia house explosion that left eight people hurt, one critically.

July 29, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Obama promising to protect minority voting rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights.

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


Paterno family: Testimony shows report flaws

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A spokesman for the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno says testimony from a former assistant coach raises more questions about the credibility of the school's report into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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


Several injured in Swiss train collision

GENEVA (AP) - Police in western Switzerland say several people have been injured when two passenger trains collided head-on.

July 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women convicted of deadly nightclub beating

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | T | Signal AP


Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.

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


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

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


How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

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


Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

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


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