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Paso Robles mayoral candidate arrested

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) - A Central Coast candidate for mayor lost big this week.

November 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Death toll at 52 in Guatemala earthquake

SAN MARCOS, Guatemala (AP) - Guatemalans huddled in the cold streets of an earthquake-ravaged town without communications or power on Thursday, one day after the worst temblor since 1976 shook nearly the entire country, killing at least 52 people and leaving another 22 people missing.

November 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Life sentence for man who shot congresswoman

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

November 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S.F. plans to provide transgender surgeries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned killer fighting his execution because of his extreme weight does not have accessible veins in his arms or hands and could not receive a lethal injection in his legs because he is so obese, a doctor said in a court filing.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) - A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow more than a week ago.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knife-wielding man disarmed after 4-hour standoff

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Police say they were able to distract a knife-wielding man with loud noises and smoke long enough to disarm him after a nearly four-hour standoff in Montecito.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man arrested in break-in at Nancy Pelosi's home

ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County authorities have arrested a 21-year-old suspected of breaking into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's home in California's wine country.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


City recalls scandal-plagued councilmembers

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - San Fernando voters successfully ousted their mayor and a councilwoman through a recall, after a scandalous affair between two councilmembers played out publicly like a local government-themed soap opera.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filner claims victory as next San Diego mayor

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A veteran congressman claimed victory Wednesday in a tight contest to make him San Diego's first Democratic mayor in 20 years.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California divided on hot-button initiatives

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters delivered a victory Tuesday for Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and refused to require manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in 2013 that has bedeviled efforts to enact his major legislation.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom of 'Modern Family' teen star accused of abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has temporarily lost custody of the actress amid allegations she's been abusive to the teenager.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) - A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, bringing wet snow to some areas, knocking down tree limbs and power lines, and inflicting misery all over again on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

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


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

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


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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