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Coroner: Texas roller coaster victim fell 75 feet

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cop who leaked bombing suspect photos disciplined

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden has document to enter Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was given a document on Wednesday that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia, a state news agency said.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jerry Brown approval dips slightly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland Security official probed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated Press has learned.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Limo driver on phone before fatal NorCal fire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - The estranged wife of the Northern California limousine driver who was behind the wheel when a fire in the vehicle killed five women celebrating a wedding said he had been arguing with her on the phone moments before the blaze, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


350-acre wildfire erupts north of Los Angeles

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) - A brush fire north of Los Angeles threatened canyon homes on Tuesday near the Grapevine area of Interstate 5.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare corpse flower to bloom at UC Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - An Indonesian flower famous for its foul odor is expected to unfurl its putrid blossom within the next week at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds advance plan to shoot owls

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch hunters into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.

July 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Coroner: Texas roller coaster victim fell 75 feet

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

July 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Univision cancels longtime morning talk show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Univision Radio Network's nationally syndicated Spanish-language program "Piolin por la Manana" has been canceled, a network official said Tuesday.

July 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

July 23, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


White House backs student loan compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years.

July 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


William, Kate, show off newborn royal baby boy

LONDON (AP) - A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn't enough.

July 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" and is seeking to buy back the statuette for a fraction of the nearly $80,000 it was sold for.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi leader says Islamic state threatens region

BAGHDAD (AP) - An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

WASHINGTON (AP) - A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

NEW YORK (AP) - Supersized isn't just for french fries.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

TOKYO (AP) - Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dockworkers' contract expires, but trade continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at West Coast ports from San Diego to Seattle is expiring, but don't expect a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the waterfront - at least not yet.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentina beats Switzerland in World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is struggling to resolve widespread data discrepancies that could call into question coverage for millions under the health overhaul, the government's health care fraud watchdog reported Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that match manipulation has infected football's biggest event.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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