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Foreign travelers up at LAX last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A record 17.9 million foreign travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport last year as the economy improved.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family promise gave life to man in 31-year coma

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - As his 7-year-old son Mikey lay in a hospital bed on life support, the victim of a drunk driver who had smashed into his family's car, Paul Cortez took the boy's hand and made a solemn promise to God: If his son survived, no matter in what condition, he and his family would always be there for him.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boogie boarder dies from injuries off Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz authorities say a boogie boarder has died after powerful waves sent him crashing into rocks.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indians a rising force in California politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation's most ethnically diverse states.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Widened freeway through inland S. Calif. opens

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Transportation officials and motorists are celebrating the end of a massive project to widen a freeway through inland Southern California.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Director's Guild award could give edge in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''American Hustle" or "12 Years a Slave" the edge in the home stretch to the Oscars.

January 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court asked to take up high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.

January 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Crews make gains on worst of San Diego fires

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego probe to consider arson, other causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what caused nine fires to break out during a two-day heat wave.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves new rainy day ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure for the November ballot, a bipartisan plan that seeks to smooth out the boom-and-bust cycles of state budgeting while creating a clear path for paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A state fire official says an aggressive wildfire has burned at least 30 homes in the Southern California city of Carlsbad.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

SOMA, Turkey (AP) - In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief and flashes of anger, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry bodies covered in blankets.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study says irrigation can stress San Andreas Fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County - threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton - as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave.

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


Nigeria vigilantes kill Islamic militants

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents and a security official said.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Conan O'Brien to stay up late at TBS through 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Team Coco will continue to play for TBS for four more years. The network says Conan O'Brien will be sticking around with his late-night hour through 2018.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers - or regulators - expect them to.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorry I'm not sorry: Some classic non-apologies

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself in deeper after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks. But he's not the first celebrity to learn the perils of making a non-apology apology.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City Council votes to declare commission vacancies

With a number of terms set to expire this summer, a collection of seats on Santa Clarita commissions are set to become open for application, according to city officials.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


European court: Google must yield on personal info

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Google and other search engines were thrust into an unwanted new role Tuesday - caretaker of people's reputations - when Europe's highest court ruled that individuals should have some say over what information comes up when their names are Googled.

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


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