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Judge criticizes 2nd Calif agency in prison battle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge is increasing his oversight of California's troubled prison system after finding that a second state agency shares the blame with corrections officials for providing poor care to mentally ill inmates.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds charge 150 accused in online wildlife sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gitmo genital searches halted

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but to deter the detainees' access to attorneys.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Progress made on San Diego County wildfire

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that's burned 11 square miles of land and more than 100 buildings is well on its way to being surrounded.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Falling tree hurts 15 at San Diego Marine depot

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a tree has fallen and hurt 15 people at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Glendale Oks memorial to WWII 'comfort women'

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles suburb of Glendale has approved a memorial to World War II "comfort women" who were turned into sex slaves for Japanese soldiers.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search for Calif. boy leads to body, family arrest

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - Marisa Bell has a 9-year-old son with autism, so when she heard about a missing autistic boy in a nearby town, she dropped everything to join the hundreds of volunteer searchers fanning out in the hills in scorching heat and handing out fliers on the narrow road near his house in this rural town.

July 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minnesota town has 4-year-old boy as mayor

DORSET, Minn. (AP) - Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor - a short guy - is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NY judge: Apple colluded to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple Inc. milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator.

July 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. governor drops appeal of 3-drug execution

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California prison officials said Wednesday that they are dropping the state's three-drug execution method to pursue a single-drug protocol recently adopted by other states.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saudi princess arrested in human trafficking case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Saudi princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will at an Orange County condominium, prosecutors said.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) - The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot is asked to do.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

DENVER (AP) - Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

July 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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14 dead in World Cup viewing site bombing

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) - An explosion at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people while security forces arrested a "terror kingpin" among nearly 500 people detained as suspected terrorists in the southeast of the country, police said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States carry out executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction accident shuts down I-405

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Interstate 405 in northwestern Orange County was closed for several hours early Wednesday after three steel beams weighing 50,000 pounds each tumbled from a construction site, injuring a construction worker who also fell onto the lanes below, transportation officials said.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

DETROIT (AP) - Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models - even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

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


CEO: iHeartRadio revenue 'hundreds of millions'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes "hundreds of millions" of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the range of Internet radio leader Pandora.

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


3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

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


Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.

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


Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

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


Could Texas' Perry be mulling move to California?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin'?

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


$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

WASHINGTON (AP) - Your money or your life?

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


Raising superheroes who love to serve

Many years ago the phone rang late at night. A young boy heard his father say he would be right there. Wanting a chaperone, the father told his son to get dressed and once again they went out into the night to help a single woman, a small town friend in need.

June 17, 2014 | Shannon Symonds, FamilyShare | Signal AP


Obama: Benghazi suspect to face full U.S. justice

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the captured Libyan militant suspected of killing Americans in Benghazi will face the full weight of the American justice system.

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


Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

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


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