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Wal-Mart faceoff with DC fuels minimum wage debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box retailers is fueling a wider debate about how far cities should go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers - and whether larger companies should be required to pay more.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of fatal LA shooting identified

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man killed in a suspected road-rage shooting in the Arleta area of Los Angeles has been identified.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Comic-Con expands as proving ground for new shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nine years ago, the inaugural episode of "Lost" captured Comic-Con attendees' imaginations when it first premiered at the fan-driven extravaganza, and the surreal series about plane crash survivors went on to become a cultural phenomenon. This year, more than 10 new shows are angling to land similar success when they touch down in San Diego this week.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House: Obama won't press DOJ on Zimmerman

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama won't involve himself in decisions by the Justice Department on whether to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego mayor's ex-supporters to discuss claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Former political allies of San Diego's mayor are expected to talk further about the allegations of sexual harassment they have lodged against him.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Twinkies may be smaller than people recall

NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Urn found on Hawaii beach bearing Calif. label

HONOLULU (AP) - A surfer who found an urn on a Hawaii beach is trying to find the family of the California woman it belongs to.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Glee' convention becomes memorial to Monteith

What was supposed to be a weekend celebration of the musical TV series "Glee" turned into an impromptu memorial of song and dance for Cory Monteith after news of the "Glee" co-star's death rocked a "Glee" fan convention in England.

July 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Zimmerman protesters say they'll continue

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators from across the country - chanting, praying and fighting tears - protested a jury's decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, and organizers say they'll try to maintain the momentum with vigils next weekend.

July 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mandela could soon be discharged, Mbeki says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela may be discharged from hospital soon to recuperate at home, said a former president of South Africa.

July 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Greenwald: Snowden docs contain NSA 'blueprint'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Edward Snowden has very sensitive "blueprints" detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker said Sunday.

July 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-President George H.W. Bush to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - A commitment to volunteerism is bringing together presidents past and present.

July 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asiana said Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

July 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists study massive krill die-off on coast

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Scientists are trying to determine what caused millions of shrimp-like critters known as krill to die and wash ashore along 250 miles of coast from northern California to southern Oregon last month.

July 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay, Powell test positive for banned substances

The list reads like a Who's Who among the world's best sprinters:

July 14, 2013 | 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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