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Music royalty rocks NYC in Sandy benefit concert

NEW YORK (AP) - New Jersey shore hero Bruce Springsteen opened a benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday by making a plea that what made his boyhood home special not be forgotten when it is rebuilt.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Massachusetts baby born at 12:12 on 12-12-12

BOSTON (AP) - With a little help from her mother, Noelle Joy Klinker started life as a happy coincidence.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors appeal anti-paparazzi charge dismissal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police search Fullerton campus for robbery suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students at Cal State Fullerton have been told to stay inside with doors locked while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado River seen as depleting regional resource

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd man convicted in OC family murder plot

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 28-year-old Los Angeles man has been convicted of participating in a murder plot that killed two members of an Anaheim Hills family in 2007.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA police reopen fire death probe after NY case

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - Police in California have reopened an investigation into a 1991 fire that killed the wife of an upstate New York man recently charged with murdering his son.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge revokes Lohan's probation, sets hearing date

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge revoked Lindsay Lohan's probation on Wednesday and scheduled a hearing that could result in more jail time for the closely watched "Liz and Dick" star.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks rise

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose, extending a winning streak, after the Federal Reserve said it will continue to boost the U.S. economy.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds auction prime Calif land for oil development

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Most Googled in 2012: Whitney, PSY, Sandy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Blast at Syrian regime building in capital kills 5

BEIRUT (AP) - Three bombs collapsed walls in the Syrian Interior Ministry building Wednesday in Damascus, killing at least five people, as rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad edged closer to the capital, the symbol of his power.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate intern arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


White people no longer majority by 2043

WASHINGTON (AP) - White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Bill to protect campus crime victims headed for governor's desk

SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.

August 25, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Signal AP


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