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Calif. cities join national day of Martin protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carrying signs and chanting for justice, demonstrators walked in a series of rallies underway Saturday across California - and the nation - a week after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for Calif. wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Superhero movie stunt men save woman in real life

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say stunt men for a superhero movie celebrating Comic-Con saved a woman who was dangling from a 14th floor balcony in San Diego.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Justice for Trayvon' rallies set for 100 cities

ATLANTA (AP) - One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for nationwide rallies to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shootings: One year later

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Some recited the names of the dead. Some did good deeds for their neighbors. And some were practicing yoga, walking through nature or simply talking.

July 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room - her own front row seat to history.

July 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday.

July 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston bomb photos shed light on end of manhunt

BOSTON (AP) - After a week of chaos, the suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings emerged from his hiding spot bloodied and seemingly exhausted - the red dot of a sniper's rifle lighting his forehead. Photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev released by a state police officer give a long-awaited glimpse into the end of an episode that kept the city and its suburbs on edge.

July 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry wins step to resuming Mideast peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunching the long-halted Mideast peace process, announcing Friday that Israel and the Palestinians had agreed on a basis for returning to negotiations.

July 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


'Game of Thrones' pays tribute to dead characters

SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's wasn't hard for "Game of Thrones" to say goodbye to several characters at Comic-Con.

July 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA wants Dreamliner transmitters inspected

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines should inspect the emergency locator transmitters of all Boeing 787 "Dreamliners," the Federal Aviation Administration urged Friday following a fire earlier in the week aboard one of the airliners while parked at London's Heathrow Airport.

July 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: OC mom arrested after son's legs chained

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a mother has been arrested on suspicion of chaining her 10-year-old son's legs together in an attempt to prevent him from getting out of the house and into trouble.

July 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Creators, stars reveal 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD'

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fans expecting to see a snippet of the new "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." television show Friday at Comic-Con got a surprise instead - the chance to see the entire debut episode.

July 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. high school's AP test scores invalidated

MILLBRAE, Calif. (AP) - The College Board and Educational Testing Service has invalidated more than 200 Advanced Placement tests at a San Francisco Bay Area high school due to "seating irregularities."

July 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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US hiring surges as unemployment dips to 6.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


John Williams to debut new version of US anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.

July 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

LONDON (AP) - British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Signed Lou Gehrig glove could sell for $200K

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - It was some 80 years ago that Lou Gehrig and the 12-year-old son of a songwriter got bored with talk of music and opted to play catch instead.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire threatens wine country homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A raging wildfire in rural Northern California that spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County expanded Wednesday, officials said.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire burns at 3,800 acres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has already spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County is still growing.

July 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

NEW YORK (AP) - New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either.

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


NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

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


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


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