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Tribes raise $9M for sacred SD land

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities' attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece of land in South Dakota's Black Hills that they consider sacred, an official with an Indian land foundation said Friday.

December 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoppers' habits not changed by garment plant fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Before purchasing a shirt, shoppers will run their hands over the fabric, look at the price tag and wonder how it will hold up in the washing machine. Some might even ask if it makes them look fat.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ind. financier gets 50 years for $200m swindle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana financier and former chief executive of National Lampoon convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison by a judge who told him his "deceit, greed and arrogance" had cost many of his victims their life savings and dreams of a comfortable retirement.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Notorious Macau gangster set for prison release

HONG KONG (AP) - When the notorious Macau crime boss known as Broken Tooth Koi is released from prison Saturday after serving nearly 15 years he will hardly recognize the city he terrorized in the late 1990s with a brutal gangland war.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian: new Israeli settlements a provocation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinian U.N. envoy accused Israel on Friday of carrying out "an immediate provocation" following the U.N.'s recognition of the state of Palestine by announcing the expansion of settlements which he denounced as illegal.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyo. murder-suicide happened during class

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown as authorities tried to piece together what happened.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified, union OK test scores to judge teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with its teachers union over using state standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US government releases once-secret Watergate files

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Friday released more than 850 pages of once-secret documents from the Watergate political scandal, providing new insights on privileged legal conversations and prison evaluations of some burglars in the case. A federal judge had decided earlier this month to unseal some material, but other records still remain off limits.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Possible generator tampering found at nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someone may have tampered with an emergency generator at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but there was no danger because both reactors at the California coastal facility are shut down, operators said.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennis referee murder case dismissed in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The arrest of an aging tennis referee in her husband's death was a shocker last summer. On Friday, the case took another surprise twist when prosecutors dropped the murder case against Lois Goodman.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California utility worker dies in crash in storm

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Pacific Gas & Electric employee has died after his truck crashed into a traffic signal pole as he was driving during stormy weather.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 state attorneys general oppose gun permit law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Attorneys general in New York and nine other states, including California, are asking U.S. Senate leaders to stop legislation that would let licensed gun owners carry concealed firearms across state lines.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


War rips apart families, neighbors in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - BEIRUT - It's at night that worries over her children hit the matriarch of the Khayyat family hardest, tormenting her as she tries to sleep.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pressuring GOP, Obama takes his fiscal plan to Pa.

HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) - President Barack Obama argued Friday that allowing taxes to rise for the middle class would amount to a "lump of coal" for Christmas," while Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared that negotiations to surmount a looming fiscal cliff are going "almost nowhere."

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Outcry grows over felled oak trees

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn't happen again.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


HIV diagnosis rate falls in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire citations applied unevenly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car drives off Newhall road

A driver and passenger pulled themselves from the wreckage of a vehicle that went over the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road on Saturday and overturned, officials said.

July 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US communities diverge on child migrant response

DALLAS (AP) - As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exec producer of 'The Flash' teases new series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Geoff Johns, executive producer of "The Flash," says the upcoming CW series is probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Homeland' has eye on 4th year after Emmy snub

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Destructive Washington fire empties another town

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes Friday, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in the scenic Methow Valley, a sheriff said.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Couple found dead in San Diego County house fire

FALLBROOK (AP) - Officials say a husband and wife in their 70s were found dead after a fire burned through their home at a plant nursery they operated in San Diego County.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Arcadia cop pleads no contest to embezzlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors say a 36-year-old man has pleaded no contest to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars when he was a police officer and union treasurer.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robber's father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON (AP) - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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