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Rain aids battle against California forest fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters are getting an assist from rainfall in the battle against a 3,800-acre in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jackson estate, businessman settle copyright case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's estate and a businessman working with the singer's mother settled a copyright infringement lawsuit for $2.5 million on Tuesday, shortly before a trial in the case was scheduled to begin.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance encounter prompts torture suspect's arrest

DENVER (AP) - A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political prisoners decades ago in his home country, according to testimony from a Department of Homeland Security official Tuesday.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan faces accuracy questions as he assails Obama

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan defended himself Tuesday against lingering questions about the accuracy of some of his recent statements.

September 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UC votes against privatizing UCLA business school

LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of California faculty leaders have voted against privatizing the funding of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, a move administrators had sought to put the school on par with private business schools.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DNC protesters continue march after standoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dozens of protesters clogged streets and blocked traffic Tuesday outside the Democratic National Convention on its opening day, making for some tense moments that ultimately brought more theater than violence.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal State faculty approve 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California State University faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration, the union said Tuesday.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. wildfire stays in forest, away from cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 3,800-acre fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains is one key ingredient short of potential calamity: Santa Ana winds.

September 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Today in the SCV: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Moms Club Diaper Drive

September 05, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Facebook co-founder sells 450,000 more shares

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is shedding another 450,000 of the social networking company's shares, for a take of about $8.3 million.

September 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plea deals made in Cal State Bakersfield hazings

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Three men who were accused of hazing fraternity pledges at Cal State Bakersfield last year have pleaded no contest, but their convictions will be dismissed unless they get in trouble again.

September 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady's message: Obama is just like you

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Obama's message: President Barack Obama is just like you.

September 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bankruptcy judge throws out AMR pilots' contract

NEW YORK (AP) - American Airlines took a major step toward emerging from bankruptcy Tuesday, when a federal judge threw out its pilots' union contract.

September 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secret

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Navy SEAL's insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command said details in the book may provide enemies with dangerous insight into secretive U.S. operations.

September 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. must pay for killer's sex change

BOSTON (AP) - State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, because it is the only way to treat her "serious medical need," a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

September 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OJ submits new appeal in Vegas robbery conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star's release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of gasoline should look familiar to many drivers this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors charge 'Shield' actor with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the hit TV series "The Shield," with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of firefighters battle Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mother persuaded kidnapped daughter to tell police

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a California woman kidnapped 10 years ago recently reunited with her mother, who convinced her to go to authorities after telling her she tried to find her.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) - They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.

May 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House legislates curbs on NSA record-gathering

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. It's the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and the Senate is expected to take it up. But civil liberties activists and technology companies say the bill doesn't go nearly far enough.

May 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fox News anchor charged after airport arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police.

May 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens killed in market attack in northwest China

URUMQI, China (AP) - Attackers hurled bombs from two SUVs that plowed through shoppers at a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing 31 people and wounding more than 90, local officials said.

May 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov't says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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