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Bill to close corporate tax loophole moves forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Assembly on Monday approved a bill that would help middle class Californians cope with soaring college costs by closing a corporate tax loophole and using the expected windfall to reduce tuition.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan traveled perilous budget path to VP spot

WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile.

August 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx to offer US staff buyouts in cost cut effort

NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx will soon begin offering buyouts to U.S. employees in an effort to cut costs in the face of a weakening global economy.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google cutting 4,000 at Motorola unit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of its 90 locations.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC argues in favor of race-conscious admissions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Romney group spends $10M on new ad campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A group supporting Mitt Romney is spending more than $10 million on a new television advertisement criticizing President Barack Obama's handling of the economy.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 3 killed in shooting near Texas A&M campus

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A gunman and a law enforcement officer were among three people killed Monday in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, police said.

August 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Commission looking at wildfire mistakes

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are visiting the area of a May wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen houses.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Animal escape in Germany: Kangaroo on the lam

BERLIN (AP) - A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown has died

NEW YORK (AP) - Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, has died. She was 90.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators wait on OK to enter California refinery

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Investigators looking into the cause of an oil refinery fire at Chevron's Richmond facility are waiting for structural engineers to determine if it's safe to enter the unit.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House files suit against Holder over gov't records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Onion Field' killer dies in California prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired Joseph Wambaugh's true-life crime book "The Onion Field," has died in prison at age 79, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In new role, Ryan faces Obama in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Newly tapped Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is facing off against President Barack Obama as the front lines in the battle for the White House shift to Iowa.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

CHICAGO (AP) - Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

August 13, 2012 | 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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