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Refinery fire site too dangerous for investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal and state investigators are trying to determine how to safely enter the area where a fire broke out in a Chevron Corp. refinery last week so they can examine a failed pipe blamed for the blaze, which the company chose not to replace nearly a year ago after an inspection.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews making progress battling California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of firefighters across California are still contending with dry conditions, strong winds and, in some cases, triple-digit temperatures as they continue to battle raging wildfires.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Med tech's arrest shows flaws in system

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was a few weeks into a temporary job at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian in 2008 when a co-worker accused him of lifting a syringe containing an addictive painkiller from an operating room and sticking it down his pants.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices rise in July

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices jumped to their highest levels in nearly four years last month, lifted by sales in pricier coastal regions, a research firm said Tuesday.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rate cut suggested for San Onofre ratepayers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utility customers who are paying $650 million a year to maintain the San Onofre nuclear power plant should have their bills immediately slashed because the plant has been shut down since January due to damaged steam generator and shows no sign of restarting soon, a state ratepayers' advocate said.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer problem could increase wait times at DMV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Visitors to California Department of Motor Vehicle offices may experience longer wait times than usual.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Higher US retail spending lifts hopes for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes that the economy may emerge from its slump got a lift Tuesday from a report that Americans increased their spending at retailers in July by the most in five months.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mountain lion sighting in LA's Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed in Calif. over Brockovich chemical

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Desmond Tutu calls for axing 'Stars Earn Stripes'

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is defending its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injuries force Chenoweth to exit CBS' 'Good Wife'

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" last month will prevent her from returning to the show.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indiana fair remembers stage collapse 1 year later

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Fair came to a standstill Monday night to honor the victims of a deadly stage collapse one year ago that prompted sweeping overhauls of the fair's emergency plan and new regulations for temporary stages.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Accreditation warning issued to Penn State

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panetta: Pakistan military plans to open new front

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan has told U.S. military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pattinson returns to spotlight on 'The Daily Show'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Pattinson has decided to come back - to the spotlight, that is.

August 14, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


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Deputy shot in Long Beach, suspect dead

LONG BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say a deputy has been shot and a suspect is dead following a confrontation in Long Beach.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Australian senator produces fake bomb at hearing

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Killer's family tried to intervene before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hacking case belies profitable US links with China

WASHINGTON (AP) - China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China's vast market remains an irresistible source of business.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google stalled by European court ruling

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Europe's moves to rein in Google - including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name - may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil World Cup song fails to strike right tone

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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