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Brown to propose $1 billion for school standards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will propose giving California school districts an additional $1 billion to implement new, more rigorous academic standards and $240 million more for his sweeping school funding overhaul.

May 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

May 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Roller coaster to be removed from ocean in NJ

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.

May 14, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Remains in Colo. car tied to man missing since '87

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities in western Colorado say a human skeleton found in a partially buried car belongs to a man who was reported missing 26 years ago.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Astronaut exits space station with music video

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, "house of horrors" clinic.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. fails to screen substance-abuse counselors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl escapes kidnapper's car trunk in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County authorities are praising the quick-thinking of a 7-year-old girl who was kidnapped off the street and thrown into her abductor's car trunk, but managed to escape.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slams IRS targeting, meets with UK's Cameron

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday called reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups "outrageous" and said anyone responsible should be held accountable. He pushed back strongly against fresh Republican criticism of the administration's handling of last year's deadly Benghazi attacks, calling it a political "sideshow."

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More heat on tap for Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California could be in for a second day of record-breaking heat.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kids accused of beating man with skateboards

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Southern California authorities say four youngsters could be charged with attempted murder after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio suspect's brothers: 'Hope he rots in jail'

CLEVELAND (AP) - The two brothers of the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade say they have no sympathy for him. One called him a "monster" who he hopes "rots in jail."

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA schools consider banning defiance suspensions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District could become the nation's first to ban suspensions of students who are willfully defiant.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police vow to solve shootings of 19 in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother's Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

June 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gloves can now come off in California kitchens

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The gloves are coming off in California kitchens.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.

June 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Morales has big hit, leads Twins past Rangers 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kendrys Morales slapped a line drive away from the Texas shift, landing it just inside the foul line in left field where the only person close to it was a security guard scrambling to get out of the way.

June 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracts multitudes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 44th Annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade attracted tens of thousands of spectators and participants under unseasonably warm and sunny skies Sunday.

June 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol has lots of agents _ in wrong places

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

June 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

June 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl, 3, ID'd as victim of Italian ice shop door

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police have identified the 3-year-old girl killed by a falling security grate at an Italian ice shop.

June 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman accused of spraying pesticide at child

GROVER BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A 60-year-old California woman is facing child cruelty charges after police say she sprayed a 7-year-old neighbor in the face with a poisonous pesticide.

June 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks $2 billion to stem illegal immigration

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents, a White House official said Saturday.

June 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gloves can now come off in California kitchens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The gloves are coming off in California kitchens.

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


States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra - an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual.

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


California cracks down on 'sweepstakes cafes'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Next to a massage parlor, a doughnut shop and a liquor store, more than two dozen people sat inside a darkened business in a strip mall dropping $2 bets on electronic games with names such as "Robin Hood," ''Mr. Millionaire" and "Luck of the Irish" when Sacramento County sheriff's deputies paid a visit.

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


LA cracks down on illegal fireworks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city authorities have seized more than 1,000 pounds of fireworks in the run up to next week's Fourth of July holiday and have arrested several people, officials said.

June 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington.

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


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