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Calif. legislature OKs pension changes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Friday approved a package of changes to California's public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done to fix a system with massive liabilities.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Waters recede in Louisiana, leaving sopping mess

BELLE CHASE, La. (AP) - Floodwaters from Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the beginning of what is certain to be a slow recovery for Louisiana.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Astronauts, family mourn Neil Armstrong

CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Can an honor code prevent cheating at Harvard?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard University, whose motto "Veritas" means "truth," has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history - as far as it knows. But allegations against 125 students for improperly collaborating on a take-home final in the spring are leading to renewed consideration of the idea.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California students' English, math scores improve

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California students posted gains in English and math proficiency for the ninth straight year, but the so-called achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers remains a persistent gulf, state education officials said Friday.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California cleans up after flash floods

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. (AP) - Southern California foothill and desert communities are cleaning up after fast and furious storms sent mud and water flooding into homes.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bernanke: With unemployment high, Fed can do more

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an economic recovery that remains "far from satisfactory."

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sick cows not slaughtered for food

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman kills 2, self at NJ supermarket

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - An ex-Marine wearing military clothing opened fire on more than a dozen co-workers at a New Jersey supermarket early Friday, killing two of them and himself, authorities said.

August 31, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Isaac leaves neighborhoods without power

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Isaac sloshed north into the central U.S. on Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and Mississippi and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water.

August 31, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers move to give illegal immigrants licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants could get California driver's licenses if a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown becomes law.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tokyo court: Samsung didn't infringe Apple patent

TOKYO (AP) - A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on an Apple patent, in the latest development in the legal battle between the two technology titans.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pentagon may take legal action against SEAL author

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday informed the former Navy SEAL who wrote a forthcoming book describing details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he violated agreements to not divulge military secrets and that as a result the Pentagon is considering taking legal action against him.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney begins campaign

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney is making the first stop of his fall campaign for the White House a visit to hurricane-damage Louisiana, hoping to convince Americans he is not just the right man to fix the economy but an all-around leader for the nation. President Barack Obama, for his part, served notice that he will use his powers of incumbency to make Romney's mission hard.

August 31, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7.6 quake near Philippines triggers tsunami alert

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A 7.6-magnitude undersea quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late Friday, triggering tsunami warnings across the region. At least one house collapsed and power was knocked out in several Philippine cities, local radio reported.

August 31, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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