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Missing movie exec's car found; homicide suspected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California authorities say they've found the car of a 20th Century Fox executive who vanished nearly a year ago and they now believe he is dead.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shark used for Calif Kmart commercial dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 5-foot-long shark has died after being put in a pool at a Los Angeles home that was used for filming of a Kmart commercial.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study makes chilling forecast about quake, tsunami

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - More than 10,000 people could die when - not if - a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, a new study predicts.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Furloughs increase Calif's long-term costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gulf spill trial: Contractor finds cement samples

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon rig has discovered cement samples possibly tied to the ill-fated drilling project that weren't turned over to the Justice Department after the 2010 oil spill, a lawyer for the contractor said Thursday.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-boss: NY rampage suspect was 'spooky'

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Police SWAT teams navigated a cluttered, abandoned bar to find the suspect in four fatal shootings holed up in a small room, killing him in a shootout early Thursday with officers after a nearly 19-hour standoff that paralyzed an upstate New York village.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. bill would permit online courses for credit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California would allow private, online education companies to offer courses for credit at state colleges and universities, under a bill introduced Wednesday in the state Legislature.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kobe Bryant out indefinitely with sprained ankle

ATLANTA (AP) - Kobe Bryant has been playing some of his best basketball since the All-Star break, almost single-handedly pushing the Los Angeles Lakers into the playoff race.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis stops by hotel to pay bill

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different style of papacy than his tradition-minded predecessor, who tended to stay ensconced in the frescoed halls of the Vatican.

March 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge overturns verdict to 'Price is Right' model

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has overturned an $8.5 million verdict awarded to a former "Price is Right" model in a pregnancy discrimination case and says a new trial is necessary.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State prototype quake warning system gave heads up

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - An earthquake warning system that has been under development inCalifornia worked during this week's light but widely felt temblor, scientists said Wednesday.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll finds attitude shift among working moms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts for decades, doctors found.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diverse high court families mirror country

WASHINGTON (AP) - With their Ivy League pedigrees and East Coast addresses, Supreme Court justices often are rightly described as unrepresentative of the nation. But in one area, the justices look a lot like the rest of America.

March 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

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


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

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


AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

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


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