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Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the fourth anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$10K reward offered in Douglas County killing

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a Minnesota man whose body was found in a remote area of Nevada's Douglas County.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq's fugitive VP to hang; 92 die in violence

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 92 people in one of the deadliest days this year.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hiker dies on Palm Springs trail

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A hiker has died and another one suffered severe dehydration after they were found in a rugged canyon south of Palm Springs.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red Flag warning in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire officials say a change in the weather could make things more difficult for the thousands of firefighters who are battling wildfires burning across California.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed as car slams into Studio City pizzeria

STUDIO CITY (AP) - Authorities say a car has crashed into a pizzeria in Studio City, killing three people and triggering a blaze.

September 09, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Gas prices jump

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 8 cents over the past two weeks.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bear wanders onto 210 freeway in Montrose

MONTROSE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California freeway was briefly shut down when a bear wandered into lanes before scrambling up an embankment and into a nearby neighborhood, where it was tranquilized.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Restaurant owner surprises Obama with bear hug

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters dies

PHOENIX (AP) - Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama and Romney both talk health care

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is drawing fresh attention to Medicare in all-important Florida, seizing on an election-year issue that's been more favorable to Democrats.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


"The Possession" No. 1 at slow box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Possession" occupied the top spot at a nearly comatose box office.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm churns northward

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - Tropical Storm Leslie's outer bands buffeted Bermuda with gusty winds and steady rain Sunday as its center edged past the wary British enclave on a path that could take it to Canada's Newfoundland.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Brosnan withdraws from MLB vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner were left as the remaining candidates to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner after MLB Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan withdrew before the start of voting Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


14 hurt in mult-vehicle crash in S. El Monte

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 14 people have been injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash that has shut down all lanes of a Los Angeles County freeway.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Communities across US recover from heavy rain

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown sends $7.5 billion water plan to ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


ID of officer who killed teen festering issue

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The police chief of a St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death said Wednesday he won't be pressured into publicly identifying the officer despite mounting demands from clergy, protesters and even hackers.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

CAIRO (AP) - Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, potentially averting renewed violence and permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - In yet another twist to a complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered on Martha's Vineyard following a foreign policy split.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine-bound Russian convoy stuck amid bickering

VORONEZH, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine remained parked Wednesday in the southern city of Voronezh, their fate shrouded in mystery as Ukraine accused Moscow of plotting to use them as a cover for invasion.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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