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Brown defends California steps to fight climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told attendees at an environmental conference that climate change must be solved or humans may one day be forced to live on another planet.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaida affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


France explores idea of arming Syrian rebels

PARIS (AP) - France raised the possibility Thursday of sending "defensive weapons" to Syria's rebels, but Russia warned that such a move would violate international law.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and armed groups in the Gaza Strip.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb scare shuts down LA's Union Station

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Union Station in downtown Los Angeles has reopened after a bomb scare forced a temporary shutdown of the bus, train and subway hub.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chico State suspends Greek activities after death

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Chico State University suspended all Greek activities Thursday after the death of a student who drank too much alcohol while celebrating his 21st birthday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filner elected San Diego mayor in hard-fought race

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The nation's eighth-largest city has elected a veteran congressman as its first Democratic mayor in two decades.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report finds systemic flaws with LAFD data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A review of the Los Angeles Fire Department's response times has found that the agency used inaccurate data from its 30-year-old computerized dispatch network that should not be relied upon until they are recalculated.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Post office reports record loss of $15.9B for year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heroin charge dropped vs. Bon Jovi's daughter

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) - Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rat kill Galapagos Islands targets 180 million

The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say - and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity set to hit the road again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After playing in the sand, the Curiosity rover is poised to trek across the Martian landscape in search of a rock to drill into, scientists reported Thursday.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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