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Youth pastor, wife, chaperone died in bus crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The youth pastor of an Indianapolis church and his pregnant wife were among the three who died in Saturday's bus crash, a church leader said.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boats ply NY river in search for missing best man

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Search boats plied the Hudson River on Sunday for any sign of the planned best man in a wedding who fell into the water after a speedboat carrying members of a bridal party crashed near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Electronic monitoring bracelets go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender's whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that are often nothing more sinister than a dead battery, lost satellite contact or someone arriving home late from work.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bloodshed in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - Security forces and armed men clashed with supporters of Egypt's ousted president early Saturday, killing at least 65 people in mayhem that underscored an increasingly heavy hand against protests demanding Mohammed Morsi's return to office.

July 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


America remembers Korean War veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six decades after the Korean War ended, President Barack Obama said Saturday that American veterans deserved a better homecoming from a war-weary nation and that their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic South Korea.

July 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defendant added to lawsuit over teen's suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another classmate of the 15-year-old girl who killed herself after being sexually abused while passed out by three teen boys has been added to the families' lawsuit.

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


Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) - Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has died. He was 74.

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


Judge deliberates in GI's WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge is deliberating the fate of an Army private accused of aiding the enemy by engineering a high-volume leak of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks.

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


Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California's agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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


7 die in Florida standoff

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said.

July 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fremont police to offer pay-to-stay jail program

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California police department is offering an alternative for inmates who might actually want to pay for their stay in jail.

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


FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat - more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese - comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.

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


San Diego mayor to get therapy amid scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Declaring he "must become a better person," San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said Friday he will undergo two weeks of counseling after a series of women claimed he made unwanted sexual advances that included groping, kissing and offensive comments.

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


Vegas casino expansion pushes out 9/11 memorial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The city known for detonating its past to make way for gleaming new development on the Las Vegas Strip is preparing to push out its Sept. 11 memorial.

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of Polanski scandal uses picture he took

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The woman who was sexually assaulted by director Roman Polanski when she was 13 has written a memoir that will feature a cover photo shot by Polanski three weeks before he drugged her and had sex with her.

July 26, 2013 | By The 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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