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House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the government's efforts to thwart terrorism.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fuel removed from shuttered San Onofre reactor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor, marking a milestone as the plant fades into early retirement.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Village Idiot: Live long and prosper

Almost every day, you hear about an accident victim being airlifted to a medical center which, many times, is able to save the person's life, thanks to the speedy transport.

July 25, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


The perfect fit: Wonderbra maker to buy Maidenform

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the perfect fit.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. gay couple marries as county defies state ban

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - At least five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county that is defying a state ban on such unions.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derails in Spain, dozens feared dead

MADRID (AP) - A train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke rose into the air. Dozens were feared dead, with possibly even more injured.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Detroit bankruptcy tests state pension protections

As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to thousands of retirees for the sake of its present city services?

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground - the mobile computing market.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It's about as American as apple pie.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Weiner rejects calls to drop NYC mayoral bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his campaign for mayor Wednesday, brushing off growing calls for him to drop out over a newly disclosed round of raunchy exchanges with a woman online.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Royal baby gets name of George

LONDON (AP) - His Royal Highness has a name.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas psych hospital docked by accrediting agency

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas mental health agency that came under scrutiny amid allegations that discharged patients were improperly bused out of state has received a demerit from an independent accrediting organization.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas tourism agency gets in on royal baby hype

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City tourism managers are banking on the new royal baby taking after his Las Vegas-loving uncle.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Royal baby enjoys privacy for now

LONDON (AP) - After the frenzy and the flashguns, Britain's new royal baby and his parents spent Wednesday out of the media spotlight. But for how long?

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Use of force incidents rise in LA County jails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reports given to Los Angeles County board supervisors show use of force on jail inmates has increased during the first half of this year.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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


Time Warner says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Seal Beach sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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