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Judge denies suspension of California foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies bid to block part of Arizona law

PHOENIX (AP) - One of the latest attempts by a civil rights coalition to bar police from enforcing the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law has failed.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday denied a request seeking to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pepper-spraying campus police won't face charges

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors do not plan to file criminal charges against the University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Eclipse season on Mars, so Curiosity took photos

WASHINGTON (AP) - On Mars, a partial eclipse of the sun isn't quite as rare as on Earth. So NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is snapping hundreds of pictures of the spectacle for the folks back home to ooh and aah over.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Labor strife threatens American Airlines schedule

DALLAS (AP) - With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation's third-largest carrier because labor strife might cause delays and cancelations?

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Law bans predatory ADA lawsuits against businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new law will protect California businesses, especially small-business owners, from frivolous lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll finds slim margin for Brown tax initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Only about half of likely California voters support Gov. Jerry Brown's ballot initiative to temporarily raise sales and income taxes, presenting a significant challenge as he seeks to win over a reluctant public before the November election, according to a poll released Wednesday.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ca. amusement park riders spend hours at 300 feet

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Windseeker attraction at Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm broke down and left 20 riders who expected a three-minute thrill dangling 300 feet over the amusement park for nearly four hours.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

PHOENIX (AP) - A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend will lead to systematic racial profiling.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


11 wounded in Calif. prison riot, including 1 shot

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - A riot Wednesday at a California prison holding many of the state's most hardened criminals left 11 inmates hospitalized, including one who was shot by correctional officers.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. allows complete voter registration online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through an online registration system that launched Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies suspension of Calif. foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


17 more top universities offer free cyber courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Court deciding if private emails are public record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court will decide if private emails and other electronic communications of government officials are public records open for inspection.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack dies

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

June 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Antonovich helps open new transportation hub

BURBANK - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose Fifth District includes Santa Clarita, joined officials at the opening Friday of the Bob Hope Airport Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.

June 27, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Sinatra's first license fetches $15K

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Friends' star Cox to marry rocker

LONDON (AP) - Courteney Cox says she is engaged to marry Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Film producer named to college board

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is appointing the former executive producer of the "The Hangover" movies to the California Community College Board of Governors.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jurors adjourn in Stow beating case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Next leg of bullet-train line approved

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval Friday for work to begin on the second leg of California's proposed $68 billion high-speed rail line, endorsing the state's environmental review for the section running between Fresno and Bakersfield.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Live-in nanny refuses to leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California couple is taking legal action to evict their live-in nanny who they say refused to work or leave.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Missing firefighter found dead in wilderness

FILLMORE (AP) - A California firefighter who disappeared two weeks ago after chasing after his dog during a backpacking trip was found dead Friday, authorities said.

June 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police say family of 4 found dead in California

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California said on Friday they found a family of four dead inside a home in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Elliot Rodger's dad hopes to prevent killings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of the young man who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last month says it's his "duty" to help prevent future mass killings.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'The View' prepares for change with new hosts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sherri Shepherd is leaving "The View" after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she's right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters' retirement from on-camera duties.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK'd

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting a suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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