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For conventions, TV viewing down, social media up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - TV viewership for last week's Republican National Convention dropped sharply from 2008.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff's deputy kills suspect in Azusa

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - A police officer in suburban Los Angeles County has shot and killed a man trying to burglarize an adult video store.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rip currents pose risk along California coastline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches along the coastline of Southern and Central California.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Wildfire chases visitors out of Southern California forest

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest that forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors has grown another 500 acres and additional firefighting resources have been requested.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Student dies after drinking at Fresno frat house

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A freshman at California State University, Fresno, died Sunday after a night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, prompting university officials to suspend recognition of the fraternity.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Top 10 lump-sum pension payments

Here are the top 10 largest partial lump-sum payments to retirees in the California State Teachers' Pension System, under a program that was intended to boost recruitment and retention of classroom teachers.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Top retirees benefited from cash out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - For nearly a decade, California's top-paid school administrators got to collect six-figure lump sum cash payments in addition to their pensions by taking advantage of a little-known legislative provision that was intended to help retain and recruit teachers during the dot-com boom.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marvel's Venom pulls up NYC stake for Philly steak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philly's getting a new fan in the pages of Marvel Comics, but whether the City of Brotherly Shove takes to anti-hero Venom remains to be seen.

September 03, 2012 | By The Signal Staff | Signal AP


Burning Man attendance stays well within BLM cap

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert drew crowds well within the maximum attendance cap allowed by federal land managers, a year after its organizers were placed on probation for exceeding the limit.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fugitive, his wife wanted in shooting of LA deputy

SOUTH EL MONTE (AP) - A couple wanted for shooting a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy before embarking on a series of carjackings on Sunday was identified as a man who recently escaped from jail with the help of his wife.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's Labor Day: Politics, presence in the Gulf

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Barreling through the presidential campaign's competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and promises of help to those flooded out by Hurricane Isaac.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney launches GOP response at Dem convention

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is launching an aggressive Republican response at the site of the Democratic National Convention aimed at stealing attention and driving new questions about President Barack Obama's leadership on the eve of his nomination for a second term.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown

BAGHDAD (AP) - For much of Iraq's youth, sporting blingy makeup, slicked-up hair and skintight jeans is just part of living the teenage dream. But for their elders, it's a nightmare.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another disaster brings candidates to Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mitt Romney wasted no time after accepting the GOP presidential nomination in heading to Louisiana to see the damage from Hurricane Isaac, changing his schedule on the fly to get there the very next day. President Barack Obama also tweaked his travel plans to make sure he gets there Monday, ahead of his own nominating convention.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | 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 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

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


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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