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Death toll in northwest China quake rises to 89

BEIJING (AP) - Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-assemblyman draws 1 day in jail in fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former California assemblyman and probation official who concocted an identity theft scheme to avoid paying his debts was sentenced Monday to a day in jail and a year of home confinement.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he's not planning anything sinister but shouldn't have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses to ensure his clients' privacy.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego mayor accuser comes forward

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner's former communications director filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on Monday against the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city, alleging he asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses and dragged her around in a headlock while whispering sexual advances.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA pilot killed, wife injured in crash at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - One person has been killed and another injured in a small plane crash at South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane's front gear collapses in LaGuardia landing

NEW YORK (AP) - The FAA says the front landing gear of a plane arriving at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed shortly after the plane touched down on the runway.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Youth activists detained while trying to enter US

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wrong turn in pope's car leads to Brazil mob scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Brazilian official says the mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro took place because his driver made a wrong turn.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Six Flags investigating fatal roller coaster death

DALLAS (AP) - Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is using "both internal and external experts" to investigate the roller coaster accident that killed a woman at its Dallas-area amusement park, the company's president said Monday.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman with hatchet held in domestic fight

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Long Beach woman is in custody after she threatened her husband while holding a hatchet.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.

July 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to boy

LONDON (AP) - It's a boy!

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


No end yet to salmonella outbreak tied to chicken

WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down

IRWINDALE (AP) - The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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