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40 still missing in deadly Canada rail crash, fire

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they're able to reach the hardest-hit areas. Worries remained over the status of two oil-filled train cars.

July 08, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Official probes if rescuers ran over crash victim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pilots of Asiana Flight 214 were flying too slowly as they approached San Francisco airport, triggering a warning that the jetliner could stall, and they tried to abort the landing but crashed barely a second later, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. The airline said the pilot at the controls had little experience flying that type of plane.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt overthrow shakes Islamists in the region

CAIRO (AP) - The military's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's fall from power in Egypt have sent Islamist parties around the region scrambling to preserve gains made in the Middle East and North Africa as a result of the Arab Spring uprisings.

July 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP IMPACT: MIA work 'acutely dysfunctional'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fervent foes devote their lives to fracking fight

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) - Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant, clean-burning source of fuel close to power-hungry cities. But for all its political clout and financial prowess, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor: At least 2 paralyzed in SF plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Condoms for state's prisoners?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy, 2, dies, bringing central Pa. fire toll to 7

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy critically injured in a July 4 house fire died Saturday, officials said, becoming the sixth member of his family to die in the blaze.

July 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 dead in SF crash found outside jet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides and into a trail of metal debris as flames tore through the plane.

July 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zimmerman jury to ponder conflicting testimony

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial are heading into their weekend with a lot of courtroom drama and conflicting testimony to digest.

July 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Concert for Okla. tornado victims draws big names

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that strafed the state.

July 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


On tour, Giffords' actions speak on gun control

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation's latest school shooting.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Boeing 777 has 'fantastic' safety record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aviation safety experts say the crash Saturday of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been in service

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane lands next to I-405 near Long Beach airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a small plane landed next to Interstate 405, just short of the airport in Long Beach, and the pilot walked away with minor injuries.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. priest pleads no contest to molesting girl

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California priest has pleaded no contest to molesting a young girl and admitted to engaging in "substantial sexual contact" with her.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gore sues Al Jazeera America for unpaid millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California moves to keep film production at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - You couldn't miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin's office in the old days: It wasn't much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break into the movies.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why global turmoil hasn't sunk US markets. Yet.

NEW YORK (AP) - Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO said Friday, and the Ukrainian president declared that most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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