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AP Exclusive: Top retirees benefited from cash out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - For nearly a decade, California's top-paid school administrators got to collect six-figure lump sum cash payments in addition to their pensions by taking advantage of a little-known legislative provision that was intended to help retain and recruit teachers during the dot-com boom.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marvel's Venom pulls up NYC stake for Philly steak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philly's getting a new fan in the pages of Marvel Comics, but whether the City of Brotherly Shove takes to anti-hero Venom remains to be seen.

September 03, 2012 | By The Signal Staff | Signal AP


Burning Man attendance stays well within BLM cap

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert drew crowds well within the maximum attendance cap allowed by federal land managers, a year after its organizers were placed on probation for exceeding the limit.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fugitive, his wife wanted in shooting of LA deputy

SOUTH EL MONTE (AP) - A couple wanted for shooting a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy before embarking on a series of carjackings on Sunday was identified as a man who recently escaped from jail with the help of his wife.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's Labor Day: Politics, presence in the Gulf

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Barreling through the presidential campaign's competitive states, President Barack Obama will detour deep in the South on Labor Day, long enough to offer a presence and promises of help to those flooded out by Hurricane Isaac.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney launches GOP response at Dem convention

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is launching an aggressive Republican response at the site of the Democratic National Convention aimed at stealing attention and driving new questions about President Barack Obama's leadership on the eve of his nomination for a second term.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown

BAGHDAD (AP) - For much of Iraq's youth, sporting blingy makeup, slicked-up hair and skintight jeans is just part of living the teenage dream. But for their elders, it's a nightmare.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another disaster brings candidates to Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mitt Romney wasted no time after accepting the GOP presidential nomination in heading to Louisiana to see the damage from Hurricane Isaac, changing his schedule on the fly to get there the very next day. President Barack Obama also tweaked his travel plans to make sure he gets there Monday, ahead of his own nominating convention.

September 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heavy metal shakes thieves

Metal thieves went to great lengths to steal valuable scraps of titanium from a Valencia business but fled when their haul was too heavy to lift, local sheriff's deputies reported.

September 03, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Clinton to urge ASEAN unity on South China Sea

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for Southeast Asian states to present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

DALLAS (AP) - Glenn Smith left a lucrative job at a Dallas-area technology firm for an early retirement of restoring Soviet fighter jets and flying to exhibitions across the country.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


DNC kickoff protest lively but largely uneventful

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The kickoff protest ahead of the Democratic National Convention had the benefit of sunny skies, pent-up demand from demonstrators who were rained out in Florida and the perfect setting to decry the practices of big business.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of shark's death on RI-Mass border unclear

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts marine biologist who examined a 13-foot great white shark carcass found ashore near the Rhode Island state line wasn't able to determine how the shark died, state officials said Sunday.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Neb., SD wildfires grow with help of strong wind

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Wildfires in northwestern Nebraska tripled in size in less than 24 hours, as strong winds pushed flames through the rugged, rural terrain.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Wildfire prompts evacuations in SoCal forest

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest has exploded to about 700 acres, forcing the evacuation of about 12,000 visitors who flocked to campgrounds for the holiday weekend.

September 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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