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Payments coming for Colo. theater shooting victims

DENVER (AP) - A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings said Friday that disbursement amounts have been finalized.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed rail project, allowing work on the $68 billion project to continue at an aggressive pace.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man pleads guilty to selling drug prescriptions

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A doctor's assistant in San Bernardino County has pleaded guilty to writing and selling prescriptions for addictive painkillers to people he did not examine.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man with strange watch arrested at Oakland Airport

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found materials they say could be used to make a bomb.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Bobby Brown has entered not guilty pleas to drunken driving and other charges faced by the R&B singer after his arrest last month in Los Angeles.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, and the winners get their choice of a free shotgun or a pair of semi-automatic rifles.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge has denied a request from Central Valley farmers to temporarily block California's ambitious high-speed rail project.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


100 foster kids joining families in LA

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) - More than 100 Southern California foster children celebrated National Adoption Day on Friday by becoming the newest members of several families.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California says human trafficking is spreading

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The number of people identified as victims of human trafficking in California has increased steadily since 2010 as the crime has become a growing threat, California Attorney General Kamala Harris reported Friday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge leaning toward OK of $22.5M fine of Google

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A proposed $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach is on the verge of winning court approval, despite a consumer rights group's cry for tougher punishment.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard was searching Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that transformed the oil industry and life along the coast.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostess reaches the end of the line

NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies may not last forever after all.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$500 million animal abuse settlement reached

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a symbolic $500 million settlement with an animal welfare group and the federal government.

November 16, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SF sheriff refuses to yield oversight to program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff is telling Mayor Ed Lee he won't give up oversight of his department's domestic violence prevention program despite being on probation in such a case.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP Rep. Bilbray loses re-election bid in Calif

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray lost his re-election bid to represent a wide swath of San Diego, marking the latest blow to the Republican delegation in California.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


War Machine extradited on assault charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his porn star ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative session.

August 30, 2014 | | Signal AP


In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

August 30, 2014 | | Signal AP


22 0f 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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