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U.S. inspectors shutter California slaughterhouse

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.

February 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights.

February 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Post-nuke power grid could cost consumers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $2.3 billion proposal to rewire portions of Southern California's transmission grid following the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant could mean higher electricity bills for consumers, the state's power transmission agency said Tuesday.

February 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations ofsalmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.

February 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Initiative to Split California Enters Circulation

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.

February 18, 2014 | Source: California Secretary of State's office | Signal AP


Under Armour stumbles in Olympic sponsorship

NEW YORK (AP) - The 2014 Sochi Olympics were expected to be a triumphant moment for the U.S. speedskating team - and the squad's sponsor, Under Armour.

February 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.

February 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Violent clashes in Ukraine leave 9 dead

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's festering political crisis has turned deadly, with at least nine people reported killed and scores injured in violent clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former US congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 4 dead

BANGKOK (AP) - Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand's capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympic day of politics and power on the slopes

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


405 fully open after 'Jamzilla'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Traffic was flowing again early Tuesday on a stretch of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles County that was shut down for construction, raising the threat of a holiday weekend "Jamzilla" that never materialized.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First night a hit for 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) - If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.

February 18, 2014 | 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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