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Tests show Calif beach bonfires hurt air quality

SANTA ANA (AP) - Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Search continues after fatal San Jose stabbings

SAN JOSE (AP) - Sheriff's deputies and K-9 teams continue to search a San Jose neighborhood for a man a sheriff's spokesman is describing as a "person of interest" after a 1-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman were stabbed to death in a home in an unincorporated part of the city.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: IRS acting commissioner has resigned

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the resignation of the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative political groups.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles apartment evacuated and devices found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A police bomb squad was detonating homemade explosive devices found in an apartment on Wednesday after a traffic stop revealed a potentially dangerous liquid in a man's car, authorities said.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Holder defends subpoenas for AP telephone records

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shrinks, critics face off over psychiatric manual

CHICAGO (AP) - In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one's death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain "senior moments" are called "mild neurocognitive disorder."

May 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google unveils maps, photo, music features

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's sixth annual conference for software developers opened Wednesday with a chance for the company to showcase its latest services. Announcements included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network, including tools for sharing and enhancing photos.

May 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.

May 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OJ testifies in bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than four years after the world last heard from O.J. Simpson in court, one of the nation's most famous prisoners spoke again Wednesday in a bid to win freedom from a sentence that could keep him behind bars until he dies.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hikers won't have to pay cost of rescue

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two hikers lost for days in the Southern California wilderness won't be charged the $160,000 it took to find them.

May 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is investigating the Internal Revenue Service for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, widening a probe that includes investigations by three committees in Congress.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) - States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level to .05_matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.

May 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 co-op startups in Ore. health insurance market

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two startup cooperatives have joined a crowded health insurance market in Oregon, offering a consumer-run experience and hoping to draw customers who prefer smaller not-for-profits, or who support underdogs and alternative, DIY culture.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials ID 3 of 5 found dead in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have identified three of the five people found dead in string of homicides in northern Nevada.

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Ex-Arcadia cop pleads no contest to embezzlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors say a 36-year-old man has pleaded no contest to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars when he was a police officer and union treasurer.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robber's father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON (AP) - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 18, 2014 | 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 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters douse small blaze off Sierra Highway

Firefighters made quick work of a brush fire that broke out on Sierra Highway at about 9:22 p.m. Friday night and burned just one-eighth of an acre before it was put out about 13 minutes later.

July 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian soccer club and a Dubai cake store.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California tribe rejects offer from Redskins group

Representatives of a foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins traveled to an American Indian reservation straddling the Arizona-California border this week to talk about financing projects aimed at preserving language and culture and curbing suicides among youth.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains or removing them from a funeral home.

July 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita launching new bus route

Santa Clarita Transit is launching a new bus route, Route 12, which beginning next month will travel from the McBean Regional Transit Center to Plum and Whites Canyon, city officials said in a press release Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Subaru sued over claims of dangerous defect

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being driven, a federal lawsuit says.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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