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Isaac aid: GOP exception to call for less spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, Republican leaders have lined up at their national convention to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under threat from a hurricane, they welcomed federal government aid. One GOP governor even accused Obama of being miserly with the help.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Calif. heat waves increasing toward coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California heat waves are trending toward being more humid with elevated nighttime temperatures and are becoming stronger in populous coastal areas, a new study by climate researchers found.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom fights off intruder, thwarts toddler kidnap

FOWLER, Calif. (AP) - A California mother has furiously battled an masked intruder trying to kidnap her toddler daughter from their home.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crook who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets avoids jail

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets from an Oceanside warehouse has avoided jail.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

BOSTON (AP) - A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef's use of the company's high-end appliances.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brawley declares city emergency due to earthquakes

BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake swarm in southeastern California has led the Brawley City Council to declare a local state of emergency as a step toward dealing with damage.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ponderosa wildfire expected to be fully contained

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a major Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and led to a massive evacuation is about to be fully contained.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennis referee pleads not guilty to murder in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee beat her elderly husband to death with a coffee cup and used the broken handle to repeatedly stab him before judging a tennis match and getting a manicure, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signatures gathered for L.A. pot measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates say they have gathered enough signatures to place a referendum before voters that would overturn a recently approved ban on pot clinics in Los Angeles and halt planned closures of dispensaries next week.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For Your Eyes Only: Swedish Bond gala criticized

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Were the martinis shaken, not stirred? Nobody knows, but a James Bond-themed party thrown by Sweden's security service sure didn't adhere to this one-liner from "Casino Royale:" ''I will be keeping my eye on our government's money."

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

Federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car plunges off Angeles National Forest road

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities say a car plunged off a mountain road in the Angeles Crest Highway, killing the driver.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Convention is GOP's moment for case against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have been building their case against the "failed presidency" of Barack Obama for nearly four years and this week's convention is prime time for making the charges stick.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown gets compromise pension reform plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With election politics in play, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systemic reforms to save billions of dollars in California's underfunded pension systems but dropped key changes he had sought to avoid a showdown with labor allies.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden's death

WASHINGTON (AP) - A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man shot for texting in theater

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - The 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man in a Florida movie theater is scheduled for his first appearance in court.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red flag warnings in effect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Red flag warnings remain posted as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds continue to buffet much of Southern California.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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