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A look at the differences in Louisiana levees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Much of southern, swampy Louisiana is below sea level and levees are designed to protect residents from flooding when big storms hit.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yelp shares surge as insiders hold on to stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp's early backers apparently still have a high opinion of the online business review service, much to Wall Street's relief, after insiders at several other Internet companies dumped some of their shares at the first opportunity.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SEAL's book shows bin Laden raid up close

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American forces against terrorist suspects.

August 30, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Peterson son on stand: 'Dad is innocent'

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Drew Peterson's son stepped up Wednesday as the last witness before the defense rested, telling jurors in a calm, confident voice that he never for a second believed that his father killed his mother.

August 30, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at claims made in political campaigns and how they adhere to the facts.

August 30, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-college fire program director gets prison

POMONA (AP) - The ex-director of a Southern California community college fire technology program has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $443,000 restitution for defrauding students.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School bus driver lost with disabled kids

COMPTON (AP) - A Southern California school bus driver on a new route got lost for hours with more than a dozen special needs kids.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates videotaped rough arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police will investigate an arrest in which an officer was videotaped tackling a handcuffed woman to the ground, said Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signatures gathered against Los Angeles pot ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates said Wednesday they have gathered enough signatures to place a referendum before voters that would halt the forced closure of dispensaries next week and overturn a ban on new pot clinics in Los Angeles.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Samsung reveals new Galaxy Note II

NEW YORK (AP) - Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of theGalaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA clergy group: Halt Skid Row street feedings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group of downtown clergy members has taken the unusual step of publicly urging other religious organizations to stop feeding homeless people on the streets of Skid Row, saying the effort is well meaning but misguided.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Isaac aid: GOP exception to call for less spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, Republican leaders have lined up at their national convention to push for less government and accuse President Barack Obama of profligate spending. About 500 miles away, under threat from a hurricane, they welcomed federal government aid. One GOP governor even accused Obama of being miserly with the help.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Calif. heat waves increasing toward coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California heat waves are trending toward being more humid with elevated nighttime temperatures and are becoming stronger in populous coastal areas, a new study by climate researchers found.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom fights off intruder, thwarts toddler kidnap

FOWLER, Calif. (AP) - A California mother has furiously battled an masked intruder trying to kidnap her toddler daughter from their home.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crook who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets avoids jail

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets from an Oceanside warehouse has avoided jail.

August 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Study says irrigation can stress San Andreas Fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County - threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton - as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria vigilantes kill Islamic militants

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents and a security official said.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Conan O'Brien to stay up late at TBS through 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Team Coco will continue to play for TBS for four more years. The network says Conan O'Brien will be sticking around with his late-night hour through 2018.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers - or regulators - expect them to.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorry I'm not sorry: Some classic non-apologies

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself in deeper after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks. But he's not the first celebrity to learn the perils of making a non-apology apology.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City Council votes to declare commission vacancies

With a number of terms set to expire this summer, a collection of seats on Santa Clarita commissions are set to become open for application, according to city officials.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


European court: Google must yield on personal info

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Google and other search engines were thrust into an unwanted new role Tuesday - caretaker of people's reputations - when Europe's highest court ruled that individuals should have some say over what information comes up when their names are Googled.

May 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor releases $107 billion budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high spending plan thanks to California's recent tax windfall. But the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed to pay for an unexpectedly high number of people enrolling in health care, while the rest should be used to help shore up the teachers' retirement system.

May 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires erupt amid California heat wave

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Firefighters are battling a brush fire on the outskirts of a San Diego County community as a high pressure system brings a spring heat wave to California.

May 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor releases $107 billion budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high spending plan thanks to California's recent tax windfall. But the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed to pay for an unexpectedly high number of people enrolling in health care, while the rest should be used to help shore up the teachers' retirement system.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home price gains slow in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices increased at a slower pace in April as inventories improved and investor purchases waned, a research firm said Tuesday. Sales fell but less dramatically than in previous months.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sterling stirs new dispute with Magic-HIV remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson, repeatedly bringing up the ex-NBA star's HIV status and calling him an unfit role model for children.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: 6 soldiers ambushed, killed in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday tried to broker a quick launch of talks between Ukraine's central government and pro-Russia separatists, yet fighting still claimed six lives in restive eastern Ukraine.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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