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Report: Teacher fund lax on anti-spiking efforts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new report released Wednesday by the state controller's office found that the nation's largest teacher pension fund has been so lax about detecting pension spiking at California school districts that it is on pace to audit each district once every 48 years.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Realtors: US homes selling at faster pace

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. homes are taking less time to sell than a year ago, reflecting more homebuyer demand and fewer bank-owned homes and other properties available for sale in some markets.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beverly Hills police officer arrested for DUI

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty Beverly Hills police officer was not visibly injured when his car plowed into a home, sheared off a utility pole and landed upside down on the retaining wall of another home in Simi Valley.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court reinstates inmate's groping claim

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated an Idaho prison inmate's claim that a female guard groped him after he tried to break off their nonsexual relationship.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog brings home human foot in Mojave Desert

NEWBERRY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify human remains discovered in the Mojave Desert after a dog came home with a human foot.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shot by Azusa police officer was unarmed

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot to death by an Azusa police officer was unarmed.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-collision aids needed for large planes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board wants to see ground collision warning systems on all large commercial airliners.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds grant rare San Francisco shrub endangered status

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal wildlife officials have added a native San Francisco shrub that was once believed to be extinct to the endangered species list.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kitten rides for 100 miles outside of vehicle

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A woman says a 6-week-old kitten hitched a ride on the outside of her vehicle as she drove about 100 miles over upstate New York roads.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain aids battle against California forest fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters are getting an assist from rainfall in the battle against a 3,800-acre in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jackson estate, businessman settle copyright case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's estate and a businessman working with the singer's mother settled a copyright infringement lawsuit for $2.5 million on Tuesday, shortly before a trial in the case was scheduled to begin.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance encounter prompts torture suspect's arrest

DENVER (AP) - A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political prisoners decades ago in his home country, according to testimony from a Department of Homeland Security official Tuesday.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended himself Tuesday against lingering questions about the accuracy of some of his recent statements.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UC votes against privatizing UCLA business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of California faculty leaders have voted against privatizing the funding of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, a move administrators had sought to put the school on par with private business schools.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DNC protesters continue march after standoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dozens of protesters clogged streets and blocked traffic Tuesday outside the Democratic National Convention on its opening day, making for some tense moments that ultimately brought more theater than violence.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Snowstorm dress rehearsal for the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Speaker Boehner visits California for drought bill

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he'll support an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what's certain to be a devastating year.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. sisters get lungs from same donor

HOUSTON (AP) - They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments - like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Classes at Purdue University were interrupted by the sounds of gunfire, fire alarms and screams when a student entered a basement classroom and fatally shot a fellow senior engineering student whom a former teacher described as "phenomenal."

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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