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Costa Concordia crew wins seafarer of the year

MILAN (AP) - The crew of the Costa Concordia has been awarded the "Seafarer of the Year" award at the Lloyds List Global Awards ceremony for "the courage and professionality" demonstrated by crew members when the ship hit rocks and capsized last January.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


All Yosemite workers to be offered hantavirus test

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park officials plan to offer testing to all employees in the park to determine whether they have been infected with a deadly mouse-borne virus.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in killing was 'Sons of Anarchy' actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Court records show "Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis was released from jail a week before being found dead in his driveway after police say he apparently killed his landlady.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and aiding returning soldiers with educational opportunities.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria tells rebels on mobile phones: 'Game over'

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian authorities on Thursday sent text messages over cell phones nationwide with a message for rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's regime: "Game over."

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Student shoots self at Okla. junior high

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A gunshot rang out at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs bill that prohibits hunting with dogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hunters in California will no longer be able to use dogs to hunt bears and bobcats under one of several bills Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Wednesday that relate to the state Department of Fish and Game.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SF gay rights advocate pleads not guilty of porn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime San Francisco gay rights advocate is pleading not guilty to six counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Reforms create competitive House races in Calif

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, the longest-serving member of California's largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation, offered a taste of his trademark invective.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police think they've found OC dirty diaper dumper

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police believe they've found a man who's been dumping dirty adult diapers on streets in Orange County after pulling over a 67-year-old man from an upscale neighborhood with several in his car.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wild plane passenger tackled on flight to Calif.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Passengers say they had to tackle a passenger who was allegedly behaving aggressively and grabbing women during a flight from Chicago to Orange County's John Wayne Airport.

September 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.

September 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-gay ads lack just one thing, gays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

September 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Custom care on horizon?

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.

September 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Freak accident kills boy watching 'pass out' video

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a San Diego County teenager has died in a freak accident after he made himself pass out and then fell onto glass that slashed his throat.

September 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier turns weapon on herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president starts California visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Divers end search for swimmer

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Accused former Ventura surgeon surrenders license

VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane Marie churns in Pacific

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Modern Family' aims at Emmy record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Post-quake gas leak inspections underway

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect detained in deadly California crime spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Magnitude 6.0 California quake causes injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence - an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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