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Report: One-third of SF's homeless identify as gay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New monument to honor Salvadoran archbishop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Salvadoran community is celebrating the groundbreaking of a plaza in Los Angeles honoring a Catholic archbishop beloved for his advocacy for the poor.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver rams 3 women after argument in Ontario

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Police say a driver intentionally rammed his car into his passenger's girlfriend, her sister and her mother after an argument in Ontario.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Work resumes to pull van, driver from SF Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A commercial salvage company is preparing to tow a minivan out of San Francisco Bay that went into the water with its woman driver inside.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane with wing walker crashes at Ohio show; 2 die

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A plane carrying a wing walker crashed Saturday at an air show and exploded into flames, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Funds raised for proper burial of body in yard

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of a San Bernardino County town are raising funds to give a proper burial to a man found wrapped in trash bags and buried in his own backyard.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small farmers turn to creative projects to survive

DEL REY, Calif. (AP) - Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's produce aisles.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search for body of missing swimmer to continue

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - San Luis Obispo County sheriff's say the search will continue for a 21-year-old who went missing Thursday while swimming off a rugged section of coastline.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Floods kill 3, 75,000 forced from Calgary homes

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - At least three people were killed by floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate the western Canadian city of Calgary's entire downtown. Inside the city's hockey arena, the waters reached as high as the 10th row.

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest cancels flights after computer glitch

CHICAGO (AP) - Southwest Airlines expects some lingering delays Saturday morning after a system-wide computer failure caused it to ground 250 flights for nearly three hours late Friday night.

June 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Super full moon shines brightly this weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A "supermoon" rises this weekend.

June 22, 2013 | by the Associate Press | Signal AP


NSA leaker charged with espionage, theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.

June 22, 2013 | by the Associated Press | Signal AP


Jon Stewart appears on Egyptian satirical TV show

CAIRO (AP) - Jon Stewart took the guest's seat Friday on Egypt's top satirical TV show, modeled after his own program "The Daily Show."

June 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA boy, 16, sentenced in shooting that killed baby

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 16-year-old gang member has been sentenced to 90 years to life in prison for killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father's arms on a South Los Angeles street.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Calif. woman leaves jail, drives into home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a heavily intoxicated Northern California woman returned to jail less than 12 hours after getting out when she crashed a car into her friend's empty house.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment

AQUARIUS REEF BASE, Fla. (AP) - Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer whales, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

PARIS (AP) - One French court acquitted a doctor of poisoning seven terminally ill patients while another ordered physicians to suspend treatment for a comatose man, while Britain's top court said the country's ban on assisted suicide may be incompatible with human rights. The decisions of the past few days are fueling the arguments of Europeans who say the duty of doctors is to end the suffering of those beyond treatment.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Warrants needed for cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

June 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," has died. He was 98.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Whole Foods to pay $800,000 in overpricing case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus' sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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