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Medicare in focus as Ryan, mom appear in Florida

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Paul Ryan, a champion of changing Medicare, spoke as a passionate defender Saturday, promising seniors that he and Mitt Romney would save it, and he introduced his mother to voters to drive home the point that the health program "was there for our family" and "we have to keep that guarantee."

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. residents go home near fire, still 'on edge'

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - As hundreds of residents in Washington and California were allowed to return to homes once threatened by major wildfires, some people were told to evacuate as encroaching blazes neared Idaho towns.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown seeks special session on health care reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told California lawmakers that he intends to call a special legislative session on health care reform at the end of the year.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA rover prepares to use laser on a Martian rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ready, set, fire.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trade group sues LA to halt ban on dispensaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A medical marijuana trade group is suing Los Angeles to stop the city from implementing a ban on prescription pot dispensaries.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuations lifted for homes near So. Cal wildfire

RANCHITA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people who were ordered to leave their rural homes because of San Diego County wildfires are being allowed to return, and firefighters have nearly surrounded the biggest of the blazes.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thunderstorms trigger mud flows in S. Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fast-moving thunderstorms dumped heavy rain that triggered flash floods and mud flows in rural areas of the San Bernardino Mountains.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 men arrested in California gas buying scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has arrested four Southern California men accused in a scheme to use stolen credit card numbers to fraudulently purchase fuel at gas stations.

August 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney and Obama now fight for edge on Medicare

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - The jobs-and-economy election suddenly seems all about Medicare - for now, at least.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report accuses general of lavish travel, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The four-star general who headed U.S. Africa Command used military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa and billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite, a Defense Department investigation has found.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Photographer recounts burning car rescue

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (AP) - When a sport utility vehicle ran off a rural stretch of interstate and slammed into pine trees in Mississippi, nearly two dozen people rushed to help two sisters who were trapped inside the burning vehicle.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hispanics call for Spanish language political spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just a month after Forbes Magazine recognized the Hispanic television market as "the next media jackpot," some are complaining that Hispanic media aren't getting a fair share of attention from the political realm.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pizza Hut, Home Depot deny copying Black Keys work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for Pizza Hut and The Home Depot are denying that a pair of ads improperly used music by The Black Keys.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Unemployment rises in Santa Clarita

After remaining below 7 percent for the past three months, unemployment rates in Santa Clarita rose half a percent in July compared to June numbers, according to figures released Friday.

August 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Signal AP


Moody's: More Calif. cities at risk of bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of the nation's top credit rating agencies said Friday that it expects more municipal bankruptcies and bond defaults in California, the nation's largest issuer of municipal bonds.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been charged in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina prosecutor.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Stabbing rampage came out of nowhere

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not troubled and his family didn't see any sign that he was capable of violence, his attorney said Thursday, deepening the mystery over what prompted the rampage that injured 21 students and a security guard.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

MOSCOW (AP) - Dragging much of Europe into his fight with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders Thursday to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia to prevent an imminent shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies to the continent.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius' credibility at his murder trial Thursday, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn't to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) - About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California man confesses to 40 killings

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with murdering nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

DETROIT (AP) - Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last major problems" plaguing the animal welfare movement.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Students line LA street with desks in protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Wednesday urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head with gruesome wounds.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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