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UPDATE: Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Military sexual assault victims detail humiliation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Victims of sexual assault and violence in the military told Congress Wednesday they're afflicted with a slow and uncaring system of justice that too often fails to hold perpetrators accountable and is fraught with institutional bias.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire burns after tug, barge hit La. gas pipeline

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A gas pipeline burned Wednesday morning in a bayou south of New Orleans hours after it was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge, but authorities say no oil appeared to be leaking from the barge.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New center offers help for dogs consumed by fear

LOS ANGELES (AP) - People want their dog to be a friend, not afraid.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State economic growth predicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new economic report shows a rise in business investment and exports will help drive California's economy in the coming year, while unemployment continues to drop.

March 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Applying for Obama plan not easy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fla. Lt. Gov. resigns amid probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll announced her resignation Wednesday, a day after she was questioned by authorities investigating possible illegal gambling at an Internet cafe company that she once represented.

March 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Scouts survey members on whether to keep gay ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Faced with a backlash against their ban on gays, the Boy Scouts of America are surveying their members on a potential change in policy.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black smoke: Still no pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope on Wednesday after three rounds of voting, an indication that disagreements remain about the direction of the Catholic church following the upheaval unleashed by Pope Benedict XVI's surprise resignation.

March 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA schools settle claims over lewd 'tasting games'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle claims and lawsuits filed by students and families from an elementary school where a third-grade teacher was accused of spoon-feeding children semen in what he called "tasting games," lawyers in the cases said Tuesday.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cluster of fatal teen car crashes belies US trend

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Derrek Lee Hager had just dropped off his girlfriend in the Texas Panhandle and was headed with four other friends to a nearby town to continue enjoying their spring break.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover shows planet could have supported life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drilling into a rock near its landing spot, the Curiosity rover has answered a key question about Mars: The red planet long ago harbored some of the ingredients needed for primitive life to thrive.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC, CSU foundations remain obscure despite new law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Under a law that took effect last year, the public has the right to access the records of private foundations that are affiliated with University of California and California State University campuses and examine how they spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise.

March 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border security expo begins amid fed spending cuts

PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Roselle is hoping to sell the U.S. Border Patrol on his company's high-tech mobile surveillance system mounted inside a nondescript white truck to better monitor movement of criminals and illegal crossers who are constantly changing their routes to avoid detection.

March 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in deadly Craigslist plot in Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A self-styled street preacher accused of teaming up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with Craigslist job offers and then rob them was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.

March 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


No attorneys on stand in Clippers trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has barred Donald Sterling's lawyers from calling opposing counsel to the witness stand in a trial over the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday.

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


New West Nile virus finds reported

Several new instances of West Nile virus have cropped up in Los Angeles County, including in the San Fernando Valley, vector control officials reported Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Lots of big names still on NFL's unemployment line

NEW YORK (AP) - MISSING: A handful of former NFL stars.

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


In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict

OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) - Fighting in the Middle East has made for a summer of high tension, tearful phone calls and unlikely friendships between Israelis and Palestinians attending camps in the U.S. that host participants from the region.

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


Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Move over, pot brownies.

July 18, 2014 | b | Signal AP


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