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Mom fights off intruder, thwarts toddler kidnap

FOWLER, Calif. (AP) - A California mother has furiously battled an masked intruder trying to kidnap her toddler daughter from their home.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crook who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets avoids jail

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets from an Oceanside warehouse has avoided jail.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

BOSTON (AP) - A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef's use of the company's high-end appliances.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brawley declares city emergency due to earthquakes

BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake swarm in southeastern California has led the Brawley City Council to declare a local state of emergency as a step toward dealing with damage.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ponderosa wildfire expected to be fully contained

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a major Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and led to a massive evacuation is about to be fully contained.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennis referee pleads not guilty to murder in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee beat her elderly husband to death with a coffee cup and used the broken handle to repeatedly stab him before judging a tennis match and getting a manicure, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signatures gathered for L.A. pot measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates say they have gathered enough signatures to place a referendum before voters that would overturn a recently approved ban on pot clinics in Los Angeles and halt planned closures of dispensaries next week.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For Your Eyes Only: Swedish Bond gala criticized

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Were the martinis shaken, not stirred? Nobody knows, but a James Bond-themed party thrown by Sweden's security service sure didn't adhere to this one-liner from "Casino Royale:" ''I will be keeping my eye on our government's money."

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

Federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car plunges off Angeles National Forest road

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities say a car plunged off a mountain road in the Angeles Crest Highway, killing the driver.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Convention is GOP's moment for case against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have been building their case against the "failed presidency" of Barack Obama for nearly four years and this week's convention is prime time for making the charges stick.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown gets compromise pension reform plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With election politics in play, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systemic reforms to save billions of dollars in California's underfunded pension systems but dropped key changes he had sought to avoid a showdown with labor allies.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden's death

WASHINGTON (AP) - A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Isaac spins into New Orleans on slow slog inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as the storm spun into a newly fortified New Orleans exactly seven years after Katrina.

August 29, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie's blunt style tested in convention speech

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack Obama part of the complacent status quo.

August 29, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


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2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels release bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Apes' rule box office

NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed in fatal bank robbery

STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor: Calif. won't send troops to border

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: State can send inmates to medical site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of deaths in FedEx truck-bus crash released

WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown OKs brown lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Americans die in Hamas fighting

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe other attacks after transients killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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