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Ex-officials convicted in Calif. corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five former city councilors in a small, blue-collar Los Angeles suburb that became a symbol of political greed were convicted Wednesday of stealing taxpayer money by creating a panel that helped boost their part-time pay to nearly $100,000 a year.

March 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vallejo standoff ends after suspect is found dead

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Vallejo police say a standoff with an armed man ended after officers entered the home and the suspect was found dead.

March 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. Corrections Dept. chief shot, killed at home

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty.

March 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate vote: OK $85 billion cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats rejected a call to reopen White House tours scrapped because of the tightened spending.

March 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts suspect North behind SKorea computer crash

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A cyberattack caused computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of North Korean involvement.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. top prison official shot to death

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty.

March 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines from Atlantic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ind. police: Child safe, bus slaying suspect dead

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A man pulled a woman off a city bus in northern Indiana on Wednesday, fatally shot her and then took a 3-year-old boy hostage before a sniper killed him during a police standoff.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Andy Griffith widow to raze his home

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sober Steinberg ready to reboot super agent career

SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's been three years since Leigh Steinberg had his last drink of vodka, the personal demon that sent his personal and professional lives crashing out of control.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fashion: Camo, neon aren't college basketball fan favorites

NEW YORK (AP) - It seems an unpopular position in college basketball is fashion forward.

March 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: 5 of 6 ex-officials convicted in Bell corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five former elected officials of the tiny California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely.

March 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


''Unpredictable" pope worries security team

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Forgive Pope Francis' security team for looking a bit nervous.

March 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told

WASHINGTON (AP) - Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future

WASHINGTON (AP) - While lower-wage American workers have accounted for the lion's share of the jobs created since the 2007-2009 Great Recession, a new survey shows that they are also among the most pessimistic about their future career prospects, their job security and their finances.

March 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Calif. woman found 10 years after kidnapping

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California mom in custody after 3 daughters killed

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A grandmother arrived at a dilapidated home on a busy Southern California street to visit her daughter and three grandchildren, only to find the girls' small, blood-covered bodies neatly arranged on a bed.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Blythe bus crash kills 4

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) - A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto a highway, triggering a bus crash Wednesday that killed four people and seriously injured at least seven others on the main road linking Southern California and Arizona, authorities said.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

JOS, Nigeria (AP) - Rescue workers armed with body bags on Wednesday dug into the rubble of buildings destroyed by two car bombs in a central Nigerian city as people searched for loved ones missing in the market attack that killed at least 118.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuban blogger's news site hacked after going live

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's first major independent general-interest news outlet in five decades was hacked on Wednesday shortly after being launched by the country's best-known dissident blogger.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police dig into fatal shooting of Jace's wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities say they are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to apparently shoot and kill his wife while their young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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