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Assembly passes bill to reverse records-law change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Assembly took steps Thursday to undo changes in a budget bill that could restrict access to public records held by local governments, but the fate of the fix-it legislation remains uncertain after the Senate declined to act.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA County deputies seize fireworks

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - About 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks have been seized by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strawberry grower fined, told to destroy crop

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Central Coast strawberry farmer has agreed to pay a fine and destroy some of his berries after state regulators found he used an illegal pesticide on them.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Compromise among senators eyed on border security

WASHINGTON (AP) - After secretive talks, key senators expressed optimism Wednesday night that they were closing in on a bipartisan agreement to dramatically toughen the border security requirements in immigration legislation that also offers a path to citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House votes to delay food safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Confusion over public records bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders on Wednesday pledged to address a budget bill that threatens public access to information held by local governments, but to do so in different ways.

June 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Tip led to arrest of ex-professor in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former University of Southern California professor who's accused of sex crimes involving two children has been deported to the United States after a Mexican citizen recognized his picture in the newspaper and informed the U.S. Embassy, federal authorities said Wednesday.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama making plans to tackle global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. "We know we have to do more - and we will do more," Obama said Wednesday in Berlin.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego man arrested in gun death of boy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego man faces three felony charges in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One of US FBI's most wanted nabbed in Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested a former University of Southern California professor who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in the resort city of Playa del Carmen.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Confusion in legislature over public records bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders are pledging to address a budget bill that threatens public access to information held by local governments, but to do so in different ways.

June 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel restores some pay for lawmakers, governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The commission that sets the pay for California lawmakers and statewide elected officials such as the governor and attorney general voted Wednesday to restore a 5 percent pay cut it made to salaries last year as state employees faced furloughs.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Committee supports Brown's nominee to head prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A legislative committee has recommended that the Senate confirm Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to lead California's prison system.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oh baby! Stork flies the coop at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The public is being asked to keep eyes to the skies for an exotic stork that flew the coop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) - HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.

June 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23B in damages

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Outcry grows over felled oak trees

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn't happen again.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


HIV diagnosis rate falls in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire citations applied unevenly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car drives off Newhall road

A driver and passenger pulled themselves from the wreckage of a vehicle that went over the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road on Saturday and overturned, officials said.

July 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US communities diverge on child migrant response

DALLAS (AP) - As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exec producer of 'The Flash' teases new series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Geoff Johns, executive producer of "The Flash," says the upcoming CW series is probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top Colorado Court halts Denver gay marriages

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Homeland' has eye on 4th year after Emmy snub

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Destructive Washington fire empties another town

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes Friday, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in the scenic Methow Valley, a sheriff said.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Couple found dead in San Diego County house fire

FALLBROOK (AP) - Officials say a husband and wife in their 70s were found dead after a fire burned through their home at a plant nursery they operated in San Diego County.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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