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Ventura supervisor files campaign complaint

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County supervisor is accusing the county's top elections official of violating campaign finance law.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 arrested at SD party where stabbing occurred

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Deputies used a stun gun on at least one person as they arrested six at a raucous house party in Rancho Santa Fe where someone was stabbed.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews rescue man stuck in a storm drain

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) - A man described as a transient suffered only minor injuries after spending several hours stuck in a storm drain, authorities said.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad charged in NY death once thought an accident

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - When Levi Karlsen was crushed to death while fixing up a pickup truck four years ago, authorities in his quiet county thought it was a sad mishap. But now they say his death was no accident: His father has been charged with murdering him for insurance money.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey finds safety concerns among MTA employees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a survey of Metro transit workers, most gave the agency high marks for safety overall, but nearly half said they have encountered close calls on the job that could have resulted in serious injury or death.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen arrested in crime spree that left 1 dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 15-year-old San Jose boy has been arrested in connection with a crime spree last weekend that left one man dead and a police officer wounded in a shootout, police said Saturday.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.

November 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of Mass. gas blast that hurt 18 being probed

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Dozens of building inspectors began assessing homes and businesses in one of New England's biggest cities on Saturday, a day after a natural gas explosion leveled a strip club located next to a day care and heavily damaged a dozen other structures. The blast injured 18 people, many of them first responders.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kan. honor flights halted after money goes missing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 of FBI's 10 most wanted arrested in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles Friday night to face charges of murder, kidnapping and rape, U.S. officials said.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Will US role at climate talks change after storm?

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's highest body of judges slammed on Saturday a recent decision by the president to grant himself near-absolute power, calling the move an "unprecedented assault" on the judiciary.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests made during LA-area Wal-Mart protest

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) - Nine people were arrested for blocking a busy street in front of a Wal-Mart in suburban Los Angeles on Black Friday in one of several protests staged around the country to demand better wages and benefits for employees of the superstore chain.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UCSB student dies after fall from apartment

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A University of California Santa Barbara student has died after she and a 22-year-old man fell together from a second-story apartment railing.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.

November 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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