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Northwest seeking fed help to fend off mussel scourge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A power planning group for four Western states is asking Congress to help them build a stronger line of defense against what some officials call an unfolding environmental disaster - an invasive mussel that is clogging Colorado River reservoirs like Lake Mead outside Las Vegas after ravaging the Great Lakes region.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A.-area pursuit ends in crash

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles-area law enforcement chase has ended with the pursued pickup truck veering off a road, flying down an embankment and crashing into a tree.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Supreme Court favors death row inmate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court says a death row inmate sentenced to die for a Bakersfield killing should get a competency evaluation or a new trial.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Californians support caps, higher age for pensions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new poll finds Californians overwhelmingly support capping pension benefits and raising the minimum retirement age for public employees.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spike Lee works on Michael Jackson documentary

NEW YORK (AP) - Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned documentary about the singer's "Bad" album.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County may ship jail inmates to Central California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The burgeoning Los Angeles County jail population is forcing the sheriff to consider shipping inmates to jails in San Joaquin Valley to ease crowding.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP: Man runs over wife, then rolls SUV and dies

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say a Southern California motorist ran over his wife with his sport utility vehicle before he fled the scene and died in a Mojave Desert rollover crash.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jail captain denies fostering culture of brutality

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County sheriff's captain who ran Men's Central Jail denies fostering a culture of deputy brutality.

July 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Veteran House Dems gear up for competitive races

WASHINGTON (AP) - For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit margins of victory may mean little this year.

July 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement highlights Cruise-Holmes privacy wishes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Only time will tell if the quick divorce settlement reached between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lasts longer than their five-year marriage.

July 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate Democrats pushing tax cuts for business

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment this year.

July 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Trial under way in deadly 2003 California wildfire

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering five people who had heart attacks after he deliberately torched a hillside and started a raging wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Brown signs bill delaying water bond to 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill delaying a vote on an $11 billion water bond until November 2014.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Challenges remain for California high-speed rail plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation's first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a long way from leaving the station.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA drops business tax for new-car dealers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles says taxes were driving car dealers out of town. Now it's trying to lure them back.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON (AP) - Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 over spilled drink

BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet burials range from bottom of sea to sky above

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things to know about Sterling's legal claims

THE LIVING ROOM DEFENSE: Can something Sterling said in the privacy of his girlfriend's living room, without knowing he is being recorded and with no expectation that the comments will become public, be considered a "willful" violation of the league's bylaws. A big part of Sterling's defense is based on the idea that "a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules."

May 28, 2014 | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's response to the NBA sets him up for a legal fight | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Guardianship case for Paul Walker's daughter ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court commissioner has dismissed a guardianship proceeding over Paul Walker's daughter after hearing about a plan that calls for the teenager to live with her mother and a nanny.

May 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


California man could win $1 million if Chrome wins

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Espinoza will be cheering a little louder than anyone else for California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Administration names SoCal manufacturing zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog in hero cat video euthanized

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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