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Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end collision.

June 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Diving great Greg Louganis to marry in fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.

June 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Ed Koch's tombstone engraved with wrong birth date

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.

June 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abortion law with legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.

June 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall

DETROIT (AP) - In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.

June 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Military leaders plan for women in combat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.

June 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA council to vote on banning plastic bags

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles may be joining the battle against the bag.

June 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Port of LA unveils plan for marine research center

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles port officials on Monday unveiled plans to create a $500 million marine research center called AltaSea.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber's car hits photographer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.

June 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Serial murder suspect delivers opening remarks

SAN RAFAEL (AP) - Serial murder suspect Joseph Naso delivered an hours-long personal history Monday replete with childhood photos, as he launched his defense, denied the decades-old slayings of four women and claimed he is not the "monster" prosecutors have made him out to be.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: NSA secret data gathering 'transparent'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent - even though they are authorized in secret.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


N. Calif. wildfire brings evacuation of 150 homes

MARIPOSA (AP) - A wind-whipped wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills forced the evacuation of at least 150 houses Monday and was threatening more, state fire officials said.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chaos as gunfire erupts at Utah Father's day Mass

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - It was a quiet part of the Father's Day Mass as about 300 people stood up in preparation for communion. A parishioner, known by many at the church as Ricky Jennings, entered through the glass doors in back, holding his wife Cheryl's hand.

June 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


911 caller pleads guilty to making a false report

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report.

June 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Curb' actor Jeff Garlin won't face charges in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors won't be filing charges of vandalism against "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor Jeff Garlin after he was accused of smashing a car window in a dispute over a parking space.

June 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Calmer winds help firefighters in SD County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.

May 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.

May 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with setting wildfire

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most of the blazes seemed to be dying down, despite the eruption of a new fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine base.

May 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California fire chief arrested in stabbing death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Despite reported sightings as distant as Los Angeles and Oregon, a former California fire battalion chief suspected in the stabbing death of his girlfriend never moved far from home as he eluded capture for more than two weeks, authorities said Friday.

May 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mid-air near-collision under investigation

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare footage shows 'brave struggle' of FDR walking

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California jobless rate at lowest level since 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In one of the strongest signals yet of a rebounding economy, California's unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, the state Economic Development Department said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florence official: Kardashian, West to wed May 24

ROME (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence's imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor's office said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New health cost controls get go-ahead from feds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed early Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, Argentine paleontologists said Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: San Diego County fire roars to life

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes as new winds arrived.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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