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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.

September 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: No survivors expected in fiery jet crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators awaited the arrival of a crane Monday at a Southern California airport where a private jet crashed into a hanger after landing, but they did not expect to find any survivors on the flight from Idaho, officials said.

September 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US government on brink of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

September 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New commercial supply ship reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Who'll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president's health care law.

September 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Cloudy' sequel tops weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up the box office.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Car bomb kills 40 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A car bomb ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar's oldest bazaar Sunday, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the troubled city in a week, officials said.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad of stabbed Dodgers fan makes plea for evidence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan fatally stabbed after a San Francisco Giants game is planning to make a public plea for witnesses after a prosecutor said he lacks enough evidence to charge a man who was arrested.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New commercial supply ship reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


USC fires coach Lane Kiffin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - USC fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, not long after the team lost 62-41 at Arizona State.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies near Universal exiting party bus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 24-year-old man has died near Universal Studios after he exited a party bus and was struck by vehicles on Highway 101.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran leader's US outreach meets praise, some anger

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Smiling and waving flags, Iranians from across the political spectrum welcomed President Hassan Rouhani home Saturday with cheers for his historic phone conversation with his American counterpart. But pockets of anger over the new contact between the two enemy nations signaled challenges ahead.

September 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

September 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stabbed fan's dad to speak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Dodgers fan fatality stabbed during a melee with Giants fans is planning to make a public plea for witnesses to the incident after San Francisco's district attorney said he lacks evidence to charge the man suspected of the killing.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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