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Pressure mounting in Vallejo police fatal shooting

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting by Vallejo police earlier this month of a man outside his home - the city's fifth fatal officer-involved shooting since May.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Endeavour lands at L.A. airport after aerial

The Signal welcomes reader-submitted photos of today's Endeavour fly-over in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles. Please send jpegs to photo@the-signal.com and copydesk@the-signal.com for posting on our website. Please put "Endeavour" in the subject field.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe alleged poisoning of dogs in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of $10M theft offering $200,000 reward

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A wealthy bond-fund manager who lost his expensive Porsche and irreplaceable paintings by Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn and other prominent artists to burglars is offering a $200,000 reward for their safe return.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California unemployment rate dips to 10.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate dipped slightly in August to 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent the previous month, the state reported Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney releases 2011 taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal taxes on last year's income of $13.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New details emerge on Georgia teen found in L.A.

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) - An emaciated teenage Georgia boy told police he was forced to kneel for hours at a time by his stepfather and mother, who now face charges of child cruelty after allegedly confining the teen in a bedroom for years and then sending him by bus to Los Angeles to seek a homeless shelter.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge won't let chef represent self in murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A chef who is accused of murdering his 39-year-old wife and boiling her body for four days to get rid of the evidence won't be allowed to represent himself in the last days of the trial.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Security company sued for pregnancy discrimination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California security company is being sued for allegedly refusing a security officer to come back to work after her maternity leave.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

WASHINGTON (AP) - More young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. Once-sharp declines in births are leveling off, and poverty is slowing.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Business groups protest Calif. carbon market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law would impose enormous costs on businesses at a time when the state's economy is sputtering, oil refiners, manufacturers and others said Thursday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. gov. signs 18 bills that benefit veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California veterans and their families will receive a slew of new state benefits - from cheaper college tuition to expedited vocational licenses - under a legislative package signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brake glitch kept Knott's riders stuck in the sky

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - California officials say a Knott's Berry Farm ride that stranded 20 people 300 feet in the air for nearly four hours automatically stopped when one of its brakes froze.

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


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Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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