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Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, Legislature agree to fix records bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai eased his opposition Thursday to joining planned peace talks.

June 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Watchdog faults background check of NSA leaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs for collecting phone records and Internet data - just as news media disclosed more information about those programs.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Starving cats, birds, pig rescued outside Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Animal advocates say they've rescued 61 animals including cats, birds and a potbellied pig that were starving at a makeshift shelter in rural Fresno County.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif man pleads guilty to smuggling fish bladders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toddler dies in Bakersfield house fire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died after being trapped inside a burning house Bakersfield.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in $2 million N. Calif. marijuana bust

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state attorney general's office says four men are in custody after authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants worth $2 million during a Sacramento County raid.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-USC prof. pleads not guilty to child sex charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former University of Southern California professor accused of traveling abroad to engage in illicit sex acts with children has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted for death of girlfriend in trash can

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - A man in Northern California has been convicted in the death of his live-in girlfriend whose body was found in a trash can.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fast-moving fire burns in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say 200 homes have been evacuated as a wind-fanned vegetation fire threatens structures in northern Santa Barbara County.

June 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. mission artifact moved from railway route

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly two centuries ago, an ex-pirate built a mill that ground corn and wheat for the San Gabriel Mission, part of the chain of Spanish outposts in California dating to the 1700s.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trauma warnings move from Internet to Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: What if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More renounce U.S. citizenship

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans celebrate Coen Bros.' film at Lebowski Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five NATO troops died in a British helicopter crash Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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