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O.J. Simpson wins small victory in bid for freedom

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

July 31, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Little restraint in military giveaways

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) - Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military - bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine - regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.

July 31, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Weiner aide apologizes for tirade about ex-intern

NEW YORK (AP) - The chief spokeswoman for embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for her expletive-laced tirade about a former campaign intern in an interview with a political news website.

July 31, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them "You're on the right side of history."

July 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Spanish train crash driver identifies caller

MADRID (AP) - The driver of a Spanish train that crashed killing 79 people said he was talking by phone to the train's on-board ticket inspector moments before the accident but hung up just before the train left the tracks, a court said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court: NYC's big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice.

July 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grows at modest pace

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew from April through June at a modest seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.7 percent, as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less.

July 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Eileen Brennan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as "Private Benjamin" and "Clue," has died. She was 80.

July 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. porn maker to stop Ben & Jerry's spoofs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are over.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego sues mayor over sex harassment lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city of San Diego sued Mayor Bob Filner Tuesday to require that he pay any costs incurred from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former communications director, dealing another setback to the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city amid mounting calls that he resign.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors: Woman had soda can with green paint

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral was carrying a soda can containing green paint when she was arrested, and she has been linked to at least four other incidents of vandalism, including at the Lincoln Memorial, according to prosecutors and court documents.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Makeover planned to reinvigorate Forum

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Forum, where the likes of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones played to thousands of screaming fans, wants to rock again in January 2014 with a $100 million makeover that its new owner hopes will draw the biggest names in pop music.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


JPMorgan owes $410M for electricity price manipulation

WASHINGTON (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $410 million on Tuesday to settle accusations by U.S. energy regulators that it manipulated electricity prices.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Driver was on phone in fatal train crash

MADRID (AP) - The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) - almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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1 dead in Santa Paula helicopter crash

SANTA PAULA (AP) - Authorities say at least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed in Santa Paula.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


500 rebels attack troops in Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New carpool lane on Interstate 405 in LA opens

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles commuters who dealt with traffic tie-ups, lane re-routings and warnings over gridlock events dubbed "Carmageddon" and "Jamzilla" have been rewarded with a new 10-mile carpool lane on northbound Interstate 405.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Human bones found on Pasadena hillside

PASADENA (AP) - Pasadena police are investigating after a Caltrans crew clearing brush discovered human bones on a hillside near the 134 Freeway.

May 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennessee brings back electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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