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Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Security company sued for pregnancy discrimination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California security company is being sued for allegedly refusing a security officer to come back to work after her maternity leave.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

WASHINGTON (AP) - More young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. Once-sharp declines in births are leveling off, and poverty is slowing.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Business groups protest Calif. carbon market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law would impose enormous costs on businesses at a time when the state's economy is sputtering, oil refiners, manufacturers and others said Thursday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. gov. signs 18 bills that benefit veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California veterans and their families will receive a slew of new state benefits - from cheaper college tuition to expedited vocational licenses - under a legislative package signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brake glitch kept Knott's riders stuck in the sky

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - California officials say a Knott's Berry Farm ride that stranded 20 people 300 feet in the air for nearly four hours automatically stopped when one of its brakes froze.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Broker charged in 6-month LA-area vandalism spree

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a 58-year-old investment broker with going on a six-month vandalism spree, smashing more than 75 windows of homes and businesses in Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ethics panel to hold hearing in Maxine Waters case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee will hold a hearing Friday in the case of Rep. Maxine Waters, a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, who disputes allegations she tried to steer U.S. bailout money to a bank where her husband owns stock.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tulare man convicted of murdering his grandmother

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - A Tulare County jury has found a 20-year-old man guilty of murdering the grandmother who raised him by stabbing her more than 50 times.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Park Service defends refusal to use wolves

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday before a federal appeals court.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies suspension of California foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies bid to block part of Arizona law

PHOENIX (AP) - One of the latest attempts by a civil rights coalition to bar police from enforcing the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law has failed.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday denied a request seeking to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pepper-spraying campus police won't face charges

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors do not plan to file criminal charges against the University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on a sweeping immigration overhaul and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

June 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unearthed structure could be old LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excavation has unearthed the downtown remains of structure that could be the old Los Angeles Times building blown up by militant unionists more than a century ago.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas.

June 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House: Boehner won't seek immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, a White House official said Monday. Obama is expected to refocus immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and onto a Mexican border that has seen a tide of children crossing illegally from Central America, the official said.

June 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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