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Los Angeles Oks workplace ban on e-cigarette use

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has moved to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and public areas.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Redwood park closes road to deter burl poachers

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks millions to expand ports of entry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is recommending spending more than $300 million to expand two major border crossings between California and Mexico.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold, gray day doesn't stop Mardi Gras revelers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Revelers endured bitter winter temperatures and a chilling rain along parade routes Tuesday as New Orleans' 2014 Carnival season neared a close.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


RadioShack closing 1,100 stores as troubles grow

NEW YORK (AP) - There will soon be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sierra snowpack one-third normal; outlook mixed

(AP) - Weather watchers in the Sierra Nevada say they need a "Miracle March" to recover from an abysmal winter that has produced only one-third of the normal snowpack by this time of year.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Covered California enrollment surges in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Covered California™ and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced today that from Oct. 1, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2014, 198,158 consumers in Los Angeles County enrolled in subsidized and unsubsidized Covered California health insurance plans.

March 04, 2014 | Source: Covered California | Signal AP


Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli prime minister making California swing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to California.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US home prices rose at solid pace in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales.

March 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


RadioShack closing 1,100 stores as troubles grow

NEW YORK (AP) - RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the U.S. as its troubles continue to grow.

March 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor laughs off Kimmel's idea to get help

TORONTO (AP) - Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.

March 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.

March 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold weather heats up sales for some companies

NEW YORK (AP) - The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm sinks tour boat in Southern California lake

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Only one boat on Big Bear Lake has a liquor license, and it's underwater. The pirate ship tour boat sank under the weekend's barrage of rain, snow and high wind in Southern California.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition.

June 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan begins ground offensive against militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan launched a ground offensive against militant strongholds near the Afghan border on Monday after evacuating nearly half a million people from the region, the army said, in the most significant escalation of a two-week long operation to root out insurgents trying to overthrow the government.

June 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amanda Bynes' New York bong-tossing case dismissed

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge has dismissed actress Amanda Bynes' New York City bong-tossing case.

June 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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