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Providers: Medi-Cal cuts will limit health access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of people representing doctors, hospitals and unionized health care workers are rallying at the Capitol against a 10 percent cut in the amount the state pays for Medicaid reimbursements.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate introduces No Child Left Behind successor

WASHINGTON (AP) - The one-sized-fits-all national requirements of No Child Left Behind would give way to standards that states write for themselves under legislation Senate Democrats announced Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke missile crews cite morale-sapping pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officers with a finger on the trigger of the Air Force's most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of a wide array of morale-sapping pressures, according to internal emails obtained by The Associated Press.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bad behavior on reality TV is tested path to fame

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona restaurateur Amy Bouzaglo became an instant Internet celebrity last month after demonstrating an impressively short temper on a reality TV show that helps reform struggling businesses.

June 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Ex-Calif. Rep. Cunningham finishes prison term

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Randy "Duke" Cunningham, whose feats as a Navy flying ace during the Vietnam War catapulted him to a U.S. House career that ended in disgrace when he was convicted of accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors, on Tuesday completed one of the longest prison sentence ever given to a member of Congress.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 hurt in explosion at suburban NYC college

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) - An explosion in a college building Tuesday blew out windows, sent a door sailing through the air and injured seven people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Fort Hood suspect cites 'defense of others' plan

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers waiting to deploy to Afghanistan said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because the troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.

June 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Military leaders testify on sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - Military leaders said Tuesday that sexual assault in the ranks is "like a cancer" that could destroy the force, but they rejected far-reaching congressional efforts to strip commanders of some authority in meting out justice.

June 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury finds for Ohio teacher fired while pregnant

CINCINNATI (AP) - A Catholic school teacher who was fired after she became pregnant through artificial insemination was awarded more than $170,000 Monday after winning her anti-discrimination lawsuit against an Ohio archdiocese.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


IRS officials stayed in luxury hotel rooms

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says senior Internal Revenue Service officials enjoyed luxury hotel rooms, free drinks and free food at a $4.1 million training conference in 2010, one of many expensive gatherings the agency held over a three-year period.

June 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Manning let secrets into enemy hands

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Pfc. Bradley Manning put U.S. military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, prosecutors said Monday as the Army intelligence analyst went on trial over the biggest leak of classified material in American history.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search on hold for teen swept over Yosemite fall

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The search for a teen swept over Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park is on hold until water levels in the Merced River subside.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Painted Turtle Camp Survives the Powerhouse Wildfire

To paraphrase one of Paul Newman movie titles, someone up there likes us. The Painted Turtle Camp, one of Newman's medical specialty camps for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, was threatened by the Powerhouse Wildfire over the past weekend. The powerful fire, which had been burning in the Angeles National Forest since May 30, changed direction on Saturday afternoon and dramatically increased in size and speed as it raced toward the Lake Hughes community in which the camp is located.

June 03, 2013 | This Just In | Signal AP


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Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campers flee from Southern California wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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