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Former border officer gets 8 months for corruption

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday for allowing his brother-in-law - a wanted migrant smuggler - to get through his inspection lane.

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


19 hostages dead in Algerian crisis

AIN AMENAS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert on Saturday in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments. At least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist militants have been killed.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Too soon for Calif. to control inmate care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, a federal court overseer said Friday in dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

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


Flu season 'bad one for the elderly,' CDC says

The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear.

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


GOP leader: House to vote on debt limit increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

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


Anti-doping officials say Armstrong must say more

For anti-doping officials, Lance Armstrong's admission of cheating was only a start. Now they want him to give details - lots of them - to clean up his sport.

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


Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain icon, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nation's first black president and the civil rights movement.

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


Colo. shooting judge orders reporter to testify

DENVER (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Fox News reporter to testify about who gave her information about a notebook that the man accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado theater had sent to his psychiatrist.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Air Force inspections found porn, offensive items

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hoping to fight sexual assault in its own ranks, the Air Force said Friday a sweep of airbase offices worldwide found thousands of suspect materials ranging from pornographic films to a beer bong.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Record number of students apply for UC admission

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California system has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission, attracting strong interest from inside and outside the state, school officials said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Ripper Street' stars Macfadyen, 1880s London

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Matthew Macfadyen is perfectly presentable in jeans and a crewneck sweater that coordinates nicely with the blue of his eyes.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Algeria: 12 hostages have died in the siege

PARIS (AP) - The bloody three-day hostage standoff at a natural gas plant in the Sahara took a dramatic turn Friday as Algeria's state news service reported that nearly 100 of the 132 foreign workers kidnapped by Islamic militants had been freed.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Django Unchained' action figures discontinued

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of "Django Unchained" action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Record number of students apply for UC admission

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has again received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission, attracting strong interest from inside and outside the state, school officials said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmaker expense payments flow over holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have adjourned for the long holiday weekend, but they will keep getting daily expense payments even while they're not in Sacramento.

January 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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