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Obama bracing to be outspent by Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate to raise more than $100 million in a month and in 2008 was the first to forgo public money for his campaign. Now, he faces the very real threat of being the first president to be outspent by a challenger.

July 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Highly anticipated weight-loss pill wins approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.

July 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry Kennedy: NY auto accident caused by seizure

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said doctors believe her recent auto accident on a highway was caused not by illegal drugs or a sleeping pill, but by a seizure stemming from an old brain injury.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Penn State to respond to NCAA demand within days

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State said Tuesday it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties - including a possible shutdown of its storied football program - in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. immigration law opponents file new offensive

PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law launched a new effort Tuesday aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce so-called "show me your papers" provision.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes spread to new areas in Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces attacked rebels with helicopter gunships in the heart of Damascus on Tuesday, escalating a campaign to crush their opponents as clashes spread to new areas, illustrating the rebels' growing reach.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. immigration law opponents file new offensive

PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law launched a new effort Tuesday aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called "show me your papers" provision.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA approves highly anticipated weight-loss pill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills designed to help patients safely shed pounds.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon man recovering from rare case of plague

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One look at Paul Gaylord's hands shows why the plague is referred to as "Black Death."

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite protests, Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

NEW YORK (AP) - After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.

July 17, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Bernardino official says money borrowed from restricted funds

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A city official says authorities borrowed money from restricted funds to meet payroll and other expenses and eventually could not repay the funds within the same fiscal year.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. prosecutor calls US Bank a slumlord in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney's office has renewed its call to blame mortgage lenders for urban blight sparked by the collapsed housing market, saying in a lawsuit that US Bank is a slumlord that illegally evicted homeowners and then neglected the abandoned properties.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal State trustees OK 10% pay hikes for 2 leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California State University trustees on Tuesday approved maximum salary increases for two new campus presidents in the first use of the board's controversial executive compensation policy.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs bill to let killer help find victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to allow a death-row inmate to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA boss won't rule out death penalty for Penn State

NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Divers end search for swimmer

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Accused former Ventura surgeon surrenders license

VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane Marie churns in Pacific

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Modern Family' aims at Emmy record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Post-quake gas leak inspections underway

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect detained in deadly California crime spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Magnitude 6.0 California quake causes injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence - an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing kayaker's body found off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego lifeguards have found the body of an exchange student from Ghana a day after his kayak capsized in Mission Bay.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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