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Judge denies suspension of California foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies bid to block part of Arizona law

PHOENIX (AP) - One of the latest attempts by a civil rights coalition to bar police from enforcing the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law has failed.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday denied a request seeking to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pepper-spraying campus police won't face charges

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors do not plan to file criminal charges against the University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

WASHINGTON (AP) - On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn't quite as rare as on Earth. So NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the spectacle for the folks back home to ooh and aah over.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Labor strife threatens American Airlines schedule

DALLAS (AP) - With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation's third-largest carrier because labor strife might cause delays and cancelations?

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Law bans predatory ADA lawsuits against businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new law will protect California businesses, especially small-business owners, from frivolous lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll finds slim margin for Brown tax initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Only about half of likely California voters support Gov. Jerry Brown's ballot initiative to temporarily raise sales and income taxes, presenting a significant challenge as he seeks to win over a reluctant public before the November election, according to a poll released Wednesday.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ca. amusement park riders spend hours at 300 feet

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Windseeker attraction at Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm broke down and left 20 riders who expected a three-minute thrill dangling 300 feet over the amusement park for nearly four hours.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

PHOENIX (AP) - A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend will lead to systematic racial profiling.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


11 wounded in Calif. prison riot, including 1 shot

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - A riot Wednesday at a California prison holding many of the state's most hardened criminals left 11 inmates hospitalized, including one who was shot by correctional officers.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. allows complete voter registration online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through an online registration system that launched Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies suspension of Calif. foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


17 more top universities offer free cyber courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nyong'o and Leto win SAG awards

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

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


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

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


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

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


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