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More than 12,000 Calif. inmates on hunger strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California corrections officials say more than 12,400 prison inmates have skipped at least nine consecutive meals, meaning they are considered to be on an extended hunger strike.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: San Diego mayor's statement on calls to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Entire statement to the people of San Diego from Mayor Bob Filner, who apologized Thursday amid allegations that he sexually harassed women and calls to resign from former supporters:

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diary reveals school aide had student's baby

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the diary of a Southern California teacher's aide reveals her sexual relationship with an underage student and that she gave birth to the boy's baby.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad: Slain Calif. boy not autistic, as mother says

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - The father of an 11-year-old California boy who went missing and is believed dead says his son did not have autism, as his ex-wife and authorities have said.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge criticizes 2nd Calif agency in prison battle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge is increasing his oversight of California's troubled prison system after finding that a second state agency shares the blame with corrections officials for providing poor care to mentally ill inmates.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds charge 150 accused in online wildlife sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gitmo genital searches halted

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but to deter the detainees' access to attorneys.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Progress made on San Diego County wildfire

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that's burned 11 square miles of land and more than 100 buildings is well on its way to being surrounded.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Falling tree hurts 15 at San Diego Marine depot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a tree has fallen and hurt 15 people at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Glendale Oks memorial to WWII 'comfort women'

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles suburb of Glendale has approved a memorial to World War II "comfort women" who were turned into sex slaves for Japanese soldiers.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search for Calif. boy leads to body, family arrest

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - Marisa Bell has a 9-year-old son with autism, so when she heard about a missing autistic boy in a nearby town, she dropped everything to join the hundreds of volunteer searchers fanning out in the hills in scorching heat and handing out fliers on the narrow road near his house in this rural town.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minnesota town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

DORSET, Minn. (AP) - Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor - a short guy - is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NY judge: Apple colluded to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple Inc. milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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