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John Lennon's killer gets parole hearing this week

ALDEN, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say John Lennon's killer, who is up for parole for the seventh time, could go before the parole board as early as Tuesday.

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


Suzuki recalls compact cars to fix headlights

DETROIT (AP) - Suzuki is recalling nearly 102,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a wiring problem that can cause the headlights to go out.

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


Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

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


Riverside man arrested in accidental gun discharge

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 34-year-old homeowner in Riverside County has been arrested after a gun he was cleaning fired and killed a woman.

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


Tropical storm hits Mexico coast, weakens

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - Former Tropical Storm Helene headed inland on Mexico's Gulf Coast early Saturday after making landfall and quickly losing strength, falling to a tropical depression.

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


FBI seeks bandit linked to LA-area bank heists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI is seeking a bank robber dubbed the "make it quick bandit" suspected of a holding up banks inside grocery stores in the greater Los Angeles area.

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


Series of small quakes shakes Ventura County

OJAI, Calif. (AP) - Ventura County has been rattled by a 3.0 earthquake and several aftershocks, but no injuries or damage have been reported.

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


Ruling halting outsourcing in Costa Mesa is upheld

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County appellate panel has upheld a lower court's ruling halting Costa Mesa officials from laying off city employees and outsourcing jobs to private companies.

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


Medicare in focus as Ryan, mom appear in Florida

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Paul Ryan, a champion of changing Medicare, spoke as a passionate defender Saturday, promising seniors that he and Mitt Romney would save it, and he introduced his mother to voters to drive home the point that the health program "was there for our family" and "we have to keep that guarantee."

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


Wash. residents go home near fire, still 'on edge'

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - As hundreds of residents in Washington and California were allowed to return to homes once threatened by major wildfires, some people were told to evacuate as encroaching blazes neared Idaho towns.

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


Brown seeks special session on health care reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told California lawmakers that he intends to call a special legislative session on health care reform at the end of the year.

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


NASA rover prepares to use laser on a Martian rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ready, set, fire.

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


Trade group sues LA to halt ban on dispensaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A medical marijuana trade group is suing Los Angeles to stop the city from implementing a ban on prescription pot dispensaries.

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


Evacuations lifted for homes near So. Cal wildfire

RANCHITA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people who were ordered to leave their rural homes because of San Diego County wildfires are being allowed to return, and firefighters have nearly surrounded the biggest of the blazes.

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


Thunderstorms trigger mud flows in S. Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fast-moving thunderstorms dumped heavy rain that triggered flash floods and mud flows in rural areas of the San Bernardino Mountains.

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


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As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama tightens reins on surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans - and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Horse slaughter blocked by federal law

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gravity,' '12 Years' win big at Critics' Choice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gravity" soared with a record-setting seven Critics' Choice Awards, but "12 Years a Slave" was named best picture.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drug charges dropped for Calif. treasurer's wife

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County judge has dismissed drug charges against the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colby Fire evacuation to be lifted at 4 p.m.

On 01/17/2014 at 4:00 PM, residents who reside in the areas between Yucca Ridge and Ranch Road, Crystal Canyon Condo Complex and Mirador Housing Tract may return to their residences.

January 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 Philadelphia high school students shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A boy and a girl hanging out with a group of fellow students in a high school gym were shot and wounded Friday afternoon, and up to three other boys may have been involved in their shooting, police said.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helen Mirren earns Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren said that given her love of pudding of all kinds, she's thrilled to be named woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city has moved closer to disbanding over financial troubles after the state shifted crucial revenue away from municipal coffers.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NJ's pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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