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House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving on two fronts, the Republican-controlled House on Thursday voted to keep the government running for the next six months while pushing through a tea-party flavored budget for next year that would shrink the government by another $4.6 trillion over the next decade.

March 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NC scraps proposed pink-striped license for some

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina said Thursday it is abandoning its plan to issue pink-striped driver's licenses to certain illegal immigrants, beset by mounting criticism of the specially designed IDs.

March 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chicago to close 54 schools to address $1B deficit

CHICAGO (AP) - Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers learned Thursday their schools were on a long-feared list of 54 the city plans to close in an effort to stabilize an educational system facing a huge budget shortfall.

March 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jesuit pope offers hope to some targeted US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown, according to interviews with several groups. The nuns were accused of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues such as abortion.

March 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers endure high gas prices despite US oil boom

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever, and American drivers are guzzling less gas. But you'd never know it from the price at the pump.

March 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Suspect nabbed in suspicious fires

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) - A police officer ran down and captured an arson suspect after five small but suspicious fires broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest.

March 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Blackberry CEO says iPhone is outdated

TORONTO (AP) - Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.

March 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dorner reward to be given out in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are aiming to dole out a $1 million reward offered in the hunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner by mid-April.

March 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Passing reference in 'Argo' rankles New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the U.S. Embassy was stormed in Tehran.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jesuit pope offers hope to some targeted U.S. nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown, according to interviews with several groups. The nuns were accused of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues such as abortion.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alcatraz marks 50 years since closure with photos

ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) - The black-and-white photographs show a line of prisoners - some with heads bowed, others with eyes staring forlornly at the camera - as a guard leads them to a boat for their final trip off The Rock.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


List of 25 sounds saved by Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a listing of the 2012 inductees to the National Recording Registry in chronological order:

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge sets rules for suit over Jackson doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has set the stage for trial of a civil suit by Michael Jackson's mother against concert giant AEG Live.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shivs, more on display at historic Philly prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A mounted wooden fish. Dog figurines. Colorful soap carvings of clowns and Santa. A wallet made of interwoven cigarette packs. It sounds like a bad garage sale - until you get to the shivs. And the century-old mug shot book. And the inmate death ledger.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beekeepers sue EPA to ban pesticides

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit against federal regulators for not banning the use of two pesticides they say harms honeybees.

March 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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


Governor, lawmakers agree on Hollywood tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.

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


Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

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


Ex-Camarillo High official pleads in sex case

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

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


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


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