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Judge criticizes 2nd Calif agency in prison battle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge is increasing his oversight of California's troubled prison system after finding that a second state agency shares the blame with corrections officials for providing poor care to mentally ill inmates.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds charge 150 accused in online wildlife sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gitmo genital searches halted

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but to deter the detainees' access to attorneys.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Progress made on San Diego County wildfire

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that's burned 11 square miles of land and more than 100 buildings is well on its way to being surrounded.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Falling tree hurts 15 at San Diego Marine depot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a tree has fallen and hurt 15 people at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Glendale Oks memorial to WWII 'comfort women'

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles suburb of Glendale has approved a memorial to World War II "comfort women" who were turned into sex slaves for Japanese soldiers.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search for Calif. boy leads to body, family arrest

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - Marisa Bell has a 9-year-old son with autism, so when she heard about a missing autistic boy in a nearby town, she dropped everything to join the hundreds of volunteer searchers fanning out in the hills in scorching heat and handing out fliers on the narrow road near his house in this rural town.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minnesota town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

DORSET, Minn. (AP) - Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor - a short guy - is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NY judge: Apple colluded to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple Inc. milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. governor drops appeal of 3-drug execution

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California prison officials said Wednesday that they are dropping the state's three-drug execution method to pursue a single-drug protocol recently adopted by other states.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saudi princess arrested in human trafficking case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Saudi princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will at an Orange County condominium, prosecutors said.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) - The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot is asked to do.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

DENVER (AP) - Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Administration names SoCal manufacturing zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog in hero cat video euthanized

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No end yet to salmonella outbreak tied to chicken

WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down

IRWINDALE (AP) - The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Poet, author Maya Angelou dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dreamliner set to land at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rumbling down the runway at New York's JFK airport, American Airlines pilot Bill Elder points the nose of the Boeing 787 skyward and takes off for Denver.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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