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Democratic governors nervous about health plan

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented but add they will be better positioned in next year's elections than many of their Republican counterparts who have resisted the far-reaching and politically polarizing measure.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Court OKs early release plan for Calif. inmates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Despite warnings from California officials, the nation's highest court is refusing to delay the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end to ease overcrowding at 33 adult prisons.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Companies help immigrants obtain US citizenship

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - For immigrants working toward the American Dream, some employers are now helping them reach their dream of becoming Americans.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil companies frack in coastal waters off Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require a separate permit and be subject to stricter environmental review.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Five spectators were injured Saturday after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California's Central Valley, authorities said.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Actors with fake guns bring police with real ones

LOS ANGELES (AP) - College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when the movie took a scary twist that wasn't in the script.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Developers to test for fault under skyscraper

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper have agreed to dig a trench to determine whether an earthquake fault runs beneath the site slated for the project.

August 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss. law requires cord blood

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won't name the father, a new Mississippi law - likely the first of its kind in the country - says authorities must collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to prove paternity as a step toward prosecuting statutory rape cases.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


High court won't delay release of Calif inmates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner Cable drops CBS in LA, NY, Dallas

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and elsewhere lost access to CBS programming on multiple channels Friday as the cable provider dropped the network in a dispute over fees.

August 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - More ferries and buses will be deployed to get commuters across San Francisco Bay. Carpool lanes will be open all day, not just for rush hour. And gift cards for coffee will be handed out to drivers who pick up riders.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to take a bite out of food stamps?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


US issues global travel alert, citing-al Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) - Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time.

August 02, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


U.S. diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months pregnant, officials said Friday.

August 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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