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2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard was searching Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that transformed the oil industry and life along the coast.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostess reaches the end of the line

NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies may not last forever after all.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$500 million animal abuse settlement reached

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a symbolic $500 million settlement with an animal welfare group and the federal government.

November 16, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SF sheriff refuses to yield oversight to program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff is telling Mayor Ed Lee he won't give up oversight of his department's domestic violence prevention program despite being on probation in such a case.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP Rep. Bilbray loses re-election bid in Calif

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray lost his re-election bid to represent a wide swath of San Diego, marking the latest blow to the Republican delegation in California.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown defends California steps to fight climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told attendees at an environmental conference that climate change must be solved or humans may one day be forced to live on another planet.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaida affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


France explores idea of arming Syrian rebels

PARIS (AP) - France raised the possibility Thursday of sending "defensive weapons" to Syria's rebels, but Russia warned that such a move would violate international law.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and armed groups in the Gaza Strip.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb scare shuts down LA's Union Station

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Union Station in downtown Los Angeles has reopened after a bomb scare forced a temporary shutdown of the bus, train and subway hub.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chico State suspends Greek activities after death

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Chico State University suspended all Greek activities Thursday after the death of a student who drank too much alcohol while celebrating his 21st birthday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filner elected San Diego mayor in hard-fought race

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The nation's eighth-largest city has elected a veteran congressman as its first Democratic mayor in two decades.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report finds systemic flaws with LAFD data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A review of the Los Angeles Fire Department's response times has found that the agency used inaccurate data from its 30-year-old computerized dispatch network that should not be relied upon until they are recalculated.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Post office reports record loss of $15.9B for year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colbert to replace Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been charged in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina prosecutor.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Stabbing rampage came out of nowhere

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not troubled and his family didn't see any sign that he was capable of violence, his attorney said Thursday, deepening the mystery over what prompted the rampage that injured 21 students and a security guard.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

MOSCOW (AP) - Dragging much of Europe into his fight with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders Thursday to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia to prevent an imminent shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies to the continent.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius' credibility at his murder trial Thursday, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn't to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) - About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California man confesses to 40 killings

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with murdering nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

DETROIT (AP) - Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last major problems" plaguing the animal welfare movement.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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