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UPDATE: Southern California mountain wildfire grows

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters braced Wednesday for an intense day battling a wildfire in the mountains southwest of Palm Springs that already has burned seven homes and led to the evacuation of dozens more as well as a camp serving children with cancer.

July 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon bombing suspect on Rolling Stone cover

BOSTON (AP) - A Rolling Stone cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is generating controversy.

July 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope nixes popemobile for trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil for the Catholic Church's youth festival, further evidence that he has no qualms about tweaking the Vatican's security operations for the sake of getting closer to the faithful.

July 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AG Holder criticizes stand-your-ground laws

Stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense "sow dangerous conflict" and need to be reassessed, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday in assailing the statutes that exist in many states.

July 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mother, sons killed crossing Philly street

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police have identified the mother killed along with three young sons while crossing a Philadelphia highway that's notorious for pedestrian deaths.

July 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spacesuit water leak ends spacewalk; astronaut OK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In one of the most harrowing spacewalks in decades, an astronaut had to rush back into the International Space Station on Tuesday after a mysterious water leak inside his helmet robbed him of the ability to speak or hear at times and could have caused him to choke or even drown.

July 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. protests more subdued

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California rallies were small and calm Tuesday night after Los Angeles police vowed to crack down with quick action against the sort of vandalism and violence the city saw a night earlier in street protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of a black Florida teenager.

July 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Law firm says it's suing Boeing over Asiana crash

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago law firm says it has taken steps to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco earlier this month, claiming in a court filing that the crash might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction of the Boeing 777's auto throttle.

July 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sellers steal back car woman bought off Craigslist

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Police say a couple sold a Burbank teen a $10,000 car only to steal it back the next day.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Romania: Museum checks if paintings burned

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - A Romanian museum is analyzing ashes found in a stove to see if they are the remains of seven paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others that were stolen last year from the Netherlands, an official said Tuesday.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


About 50 homes evacuated in Southern Calif. fire

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire in the mountains west of Palm Springs nearly doubled in size Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 50 homes.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lion that killed wildlife volunteer was healthy

DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - A state report says a lion shot dead in March by deputies after it mauled a volunteer at a California wildlife park was in perfect health.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner: 'Glee' actor Monteith died of overdose

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - "Glee" actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said Tuesday.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In one of the most harrowing spacewalks in years, an astronaut had to rush back into the International Space Station on Tuesday after a mysterious water leak inside his helmet robbed him of the ability to speak or hear and could have caused him to choke.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. levies record fine in pipeline explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the largest fine ever levied by the state Public Utilities Commission.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - NASCAR added a rule Friday ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. The announcement comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale enviornments

SeaWorld plans new killer whale environments

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near Glendora

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest but no structures are threatened.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

August 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman shot, killed by police in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say an officer shot and killed a 19-year-old woman who threatened to shoot members of her family.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom arrested for DUI after crash that kills son, 7

CAMARILLO (AP) - A woman whose car went off Pacific Coast Highway, killing her 7-year-old son and injuring two other people, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sentenced for killing, burying mother

POMONA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed his mother, buried her in the backyard and confessed a decade later, is going to prison.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fresno tops list of most disadvantaged areas

A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Edison penalized $24.5 million over 2011 windstorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State regulators voted Thursday to penalize Southern California Edison $24.5 million for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left 440,000 customers without lights and a power line failure electrocuted three family members.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl, 5, killed in fiery LA County freeway crash

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was killed and several other people were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash involving three big rigs that shut down all lanes of a Los Angeles County freeway for hours Thursday, authorities said.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco was set to say goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales decline amid tight market

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales declined in July compared to the same time last year as buyers struggled to find something they could afford in the tight market, a research firm said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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