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Terry McAuliffe takes oath as Va.'s 72nd governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000

DALLAS (AP) - A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court case: abortion clinic protest-free zone

BOSTON (AP) - Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby's hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with snow in the forecast.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


City’s new mobile app shows local hiking trails

The city of Santa Clarita has unveiled a new mobile phone app to spotlight its system of hiking and areas of open space trails, adding to a growing collection of mobile offerings from the city.

January 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Signal AP


Feds side with same-sex couples in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gay couples in Utah have experienced a helter-skelter wave of emotions over the last three weeks: They were suddenly allowed to marry, then saw the weddings stopped by the U.S. Supreme Court and were told the state wouldn't recognize the unions.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Neiman Marcus is latest victim of security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariel Sharon dies at 85

JERUSALEM (AP) - It was vintage Ariel Sharon: His hefty body bobbing behind a wall of security men, the ex-general led a march onto a Jerusalem holy site, staking a bold claim to a shrine that has been in contention from the dawn of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

January 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


David Cassidy arrested in LA on suspicion of DUI

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. regulators mull electricity pricing changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California utilities regulators are considering a new electricity pricing system that would likely result in bigger bills for most ratepayers.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health care push for those in Calif. illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge chides Burning Man, county but deal intact

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge who refused to affirm a settlement agreement between a Nevada county and Burning Man organizers because he says it is illegal has issued a new ruling declaring the county the winner in a First Amendment fight that both sides insist was over long ago.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chemical spill brings W.Va. capital to standstill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it might be safe again to even take showers and do laundry.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Damage-control worries followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials squabbled over media leaks and worried about bad publicity in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to have been politically orchestrated by a member of Gov. Chris Christie's administration and key allies, documents released Friday show.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surprisingly weak jobs report puzzles economists

WASHINGTON (AP) - It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months - a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bankruptcy judge orders auction for Fisker

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered a competitive auction for the assets of Fisker Automotive, rejecting a proposal by a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to assume control of the failed electric auto manufacturer in a private sale.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pomona man arrested in copper thefts at school

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zillow buying Trulia

NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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