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Gusty winds could push deadly Southern California wildfire

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) - A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon winds could push it back to life, authorities said.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after passport applications spiked by one-third. San Diego public schools added five employees in a new office to handle records requests.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Work by Mass. lab could taint 1,100 inmates' cases

BOSTON (AP) - Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with 1,140 cases of people who are already serving prison sentences based on potentially tainted evidence.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


WHY IT MATTERS: Gay marriage

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in a series examining issues at stake in the election and their impact on people

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla unveils faster electric car charging station

HAWTHORNE (AP) - Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled a solar-powered charging station on Monday that it said will make refueling electric vehicles on long trips about as fast as stopping for gas and a bathroom break in a conventional car.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney, Obama focus on US posture abroad

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are sparring over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Images show NKorea launch pad halt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has stopped construction on a launch pad where intercontinental-range rockets could be tested, an interruption possibly due to heavy rains and that could stall completion up to two years, according to an analysis of new satellite imagery.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Egypt seek better ties after embassy protests

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States and Egypt sought Monday to repair ties strained severely by a year-and-a-half of rapid change in the Middle East, culminating in the last two weeks with Egyptian demonstrators overrunning the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and President Barack Obama candidly remarking that the two countries were now neither enemies nor allies.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Einstein's brain is now interactive iPad app

CHICAGO (AP) - The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won't help you win at Angry Birds.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama at the UN, in shadow of campaign politics

NEW YORK (AP) - Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama will step before the world and declare that anti-American rage and riots among Muslims abroad will never force the United States to backtrack on diplomacy.

September 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SF could OK among tiniest apartments in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco may soon give new meaning to the word "downsizing."

September 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

HOUSTON (AP) - A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was angry and wouldn't calm down.

September 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Libya assault 'wasn't just mob action'

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday "there's no doubt" that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador "wasn't just a mob action" but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability. His words about the Libya killings were his most specific since the White House called it a "terrorist attack" last week.

September 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New York City hospitals cracking down on junk food

NEW YORK (AP) - People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can't smoke. In a few months from now, they can't have a supersized fast-food soda. And soon, they won't even be able to get a candy bar out of the vending machine or a piece of fried chicken from the cafeteria.

September 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Governor orders more actions on California drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prom-date rejection probed in Conn. killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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