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Group seeks audit of $11M donation by Ariz. group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A good-government group asked California's campaign finance watchdog Friday to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona, as Gov. Jerry Brown called on its donors to "show their faces."

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit: Sheriff denied bail to inmates on ICE holds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arrestees who say they were denied bail because immigration agents wanted them held sued the Los Angeles County sheriff Friday claiming they were illegally detained for weeks or months.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang member convicted of armed robberies around LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has convicted a gang member of a series of armed robberies around Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: FBI to pay scribe's legal fees of $470,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the FBI to pay a journalist's legal fees of $470,000 after a years-long legal battle for the release of agency documents.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 2 critical in Southern California big-rig crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) - Three big-rig trucks and a car collided on a Southern California freeway Friday, killing one person and leaving two in critical condition.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


ACLU wants veterans' group removed from cross case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge says he is inclined to reject a request by the American Civil Liberties Union asking that a veterans' group be left out of discussions on how to modify a war memorial cross on federal land.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skywalk case goes before federal appellate court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Las Vegas developer has been bounced between tribal and federal court in an effort to protect his financial interest in the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular glass bridge that extends from the canyon's edge on tribal land in western Arizona.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Gun buyers fear that Obama wants to restrict their purchases, especially if he were re-elected.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GM to hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard, part of a push to bring most of its computer technology in-house.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newsweek to cease print edition after 80 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Newsweek will end its print publication after 80 years and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cos. walk a tricky line with endorsements

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike forgave Tiger Woods after he apologized for cheating on his wife. It welcomed back Michael Vick once he served time for illegal dog-fighting. But the company dropped Lance Armstrong faster than the cyclist could do a lap around the block.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Details revealed in forced miscarriage case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wealthy restaurateur charged with attempted murder of his girlfriend's unborn child lost a bid to have his $4 million bail reduced Thursday after prosecutors revealed new details of what they say were repeated efforts to give her labor-inducing drugs.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cup champs to be stuck at docks until new year

America's Cup champion Oracle Racing will be sidelined from testing its 72-foot catamaran until early next year because of severe wing sail damage sustained when the yacht capsized Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC homeless man had 92 police run-ins before death

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - A homeless, mentally ill man who died after a confrontation with Fullerton police had nearly 100 run-ins with officers in the years before his death, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stunning meteor lights up California sky

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way.

October 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Speaker Boehner visits California for drought bill

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he'll support an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what's certain to be a devastating year.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. sisters get lungs from same donor

HOUSTON (AP) - They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments - like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Classes at Purdue University were interrupted by the sounds of gunfire, fire alarms and screams when a student entered a basement classroom and fatally shot a fellow senior engineering student whom a former teacher described as "phenomenal."

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


Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

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


Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

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


More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

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


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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