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Man pleads not guilty to killing, cooking wife

VISTA (AP) - A 68-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murdering his wife after police found her severed head in a freezer and her body parts cooking on the stove at their Oceanside home.

November 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hemsley remembered by friends, family at funeral

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Friends and family remembered actor Sherman Hemsley at his funeral Wednesday in Texas by showing video clips of him as George Jefferson, the TV role that was his best known.

November 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Halle Berry's ex arrested after fight at her house

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery Thursday after he and the Oscar-winning actress's current boyfriend got into a fight at her Hollywood Hills home, police said.

November 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The worst U.S. drought in decades has deepened again after more than a month of encouraging reports of slowly improving conditions, a drought-tracking consortium said Wednesday, as scientists struggled for an explanation other than a simple lack of rain.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated PRess | Signal AP


Study: ADHD medicines help curb criminal behavior

Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

EW YORK (AP) - The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what's left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Union march near LAX frustrates travelers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A march by hundreds of union members and supporters on streets near Los Angeles International Airport frustrated some Thanksgiving travelers on Wednesday as 13 people were arrested, mostly for a planned refusal to disperse.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco sheds part of free-spirited past

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco shed a vestige of its free-spirited past as local lawmakers narrowly approved a citywide ban on public nudity.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

CHICAGO (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on a mysterious medical leave while facing separate federal investigations.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hector 'Macho' Camacho on life support

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans mourning the loss of a dynamic and often troubled athlete.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. abortions fall 5 percent, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stores borrow from fast-food industry's playbook

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BULLETIN: Cease-fire deal reached

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas leader says cease-fire deal includes opening of all Gaza crossings, including with Egypt.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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