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Scouts considering retreat from no-gays policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders - a potentially dramatic retreat from an exclusionary nationwide policy that has provoked relentless protests.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Framework on immigration reform encourages California farmers

With farmers across California reporting chronic problems in hiring enough people to tend and harvest crops, the leader of the state's largest farm organization welcomed today's release of a bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Senate.

January 28, 2013 | Source: California Farm Bureau Federation | Signal AP


Immigration overhaul? GOP, Dem senators vow action

WASHINGTON (AP) - Side by side, leading Democratic and Republican senators pledged Monday to propel far-reaching immigration legislation through the Senate by summer providing a possible path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people now in the U.S. illegally.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US fighter jet missing on training mission

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Italian aircraft on Monday searched the Adriatic Sea after losing contact with a U.S. fighter jet during a training mission off the coast of Italy.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 10 bodies found in Mexico where band went missing

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - Searchers pulled 10 bodies from a well in northern Mexico on Monday, near the site where 20 members of a Colombian-style music group and its crew disappeared late last week, a state forensic official said.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alaska officials mum on serial killer's suicide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska prisons officials refuse to say how confessed serial killer Israel Keyes obtained a razor before his jail-cell suicide.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Quotes from the Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Quotes from the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier who lost 4 limbs has double-arm transplant

On Facebook, he describes himself as a "wounded warrior...very wounded."

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


J. C. Penney adds sales

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is bringing back sales.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shots fired, rapper Ross crashes Rolls

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police in South Florida say rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after hearing shots fired nearby.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Taye Diggs captures burglary suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say actor Taye Diggs chased down and captured a burglary suspect he found rummaging through his garage.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer, Feinstein make Super Bowl bet with Maryland senators

Washington, D.C. – California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein made a bet today with Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans on February 3.

January 28, 2013 | Source: Offices of California's senators | Signal AP


GOP looks to fight Dems, not negotiate with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Is Washington's backroom dealing dead?

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil rises above $96 ahead of US data

BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil rose slightly Monday, a sign of investor confidence in the U.S. economy's recovery ahead of the release of data on jobs, home sales and the country's overall growth.

January 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


"Argo" gathers momentum on road to Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical "Lincoln" seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative "Zero Dark Thirty" and the quirky and inspiring "Silver Linings Playbook" very much in the mix for the Academy Award for best picture.

January 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

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


Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

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


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

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


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

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


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

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


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

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


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