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As fires rage, feds cut funding on prevention

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search suspended for missing Livermore kayaker

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - The search for a missing kayaker who disappeared in Lake Del Valle in Livermore is being suspended while crews seek more funding for additional resources.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman convicted in LA train platform death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of an 84-year-old woman who was pushed off a Los Angeles train platform.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions

BERLIN (AP) - Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire near Banning 80 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - An 11-day-old wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Banning is now 80 percent contained.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shot by deputy at Calif. burger joint ID'd

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of trying to rob an Oakland burger restaurant at gunpoint before being shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy has been identified as a 32-year-old Oakland resident.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC Fannie Mae worker charged with fraud

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County employee of mortgage giant Fannie Mae has pleaded not guilty to charges that he demanded kickbacks to provide listings of repossessed homes to a real estate broker.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Neighbors: Colo. couple killed waiting for order to leave

DENVER (AP) - Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.

June 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's security to the Afghan army and police.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Men's Wearhouse fires founder George Zimmer

NEW YORK (AP) - Men's Wearhouse Inc. has dismissed its founder and executive chairman George Zimmer.

June 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


18 mayors: Limit use of food stamps to buy soda

NEW YORK (AP) - The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US war games send signal to Assad

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) - Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across this dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA City Council votes to ban plastic bags

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance banning stores from providing customers single-use plastic bags.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women convicted of deadly nightclub beating

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | T | Signal AP


Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.

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


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

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


How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

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


Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

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


As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

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


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