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Evacuations lifted for homes near Southern California wildfire

RANCHITA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people who were ordered to leave their rural homes because of San Diego County wildfires are being allowed to return.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple's stock hit a new high Friday after a four-month swoon, as investors look ahead to the release of a new iPhone and possibly a smaller iPad.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another Afghan police attack kills 2 US servicemen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies on Friday, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. pelican released after beak surgery, rehab

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A pelican found tangled in fishing line with a 6-inch hook lodged in its lower bill has been released back into the wild after surgeries and months of rehabilitation in Southern California.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Univ. of Ga. students protest newspaper changes

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Students who work for a University of Georgia newspaper are protesting a decision they say gives control over stories to non-students.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought could be a factor in US anthrax cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DNA leads to arrest in old Santa Monica murders

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Monica police say new DNA tests led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man in the deaths of two women killed a decade ago.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man charged in new scam on women in 70s

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A 55-year-old Riverside County man charged with conning two women out of tens of thousands of dollars was convicted years ago in Orange County in a similar scam, authorities said.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ore. rider gets stolen bike back, puts on YouTube

SEATTLE (AP) - Jake Gillum loves his bike. So when it got stolen in Portland, Ore., while he was on a date, he was determined to get it back.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shooting prompts gun bills in big states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's mass shooting in Colorado to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained much traction in Congress or on the presidential campaign.

August 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization blamed the attack on "reckless rhetoric," but then delivered his own politically-charged remark, saying critics gave the accused gunman "a license to shoot an unarmed man."

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holmes doesn't react to talk of struggling victims

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting showed no emotion in court Thursday as a lawyer discussed a charity's efforts to distribute $4 million it raised for the victims.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Retired president of Border Patrol union indicted

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Terence J. Bonner, who led the union representing Border Patrol agents for more than two decades until his retirement last year, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF panel says ousted sheriff committed misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A city panel has ruled that San Francisco's suspended sheriff committed official misconduct after a domestic violence conviction.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

August 16, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


South Sudan: Bodies in wells, houses burned

LEER, South Sudan (AP) - Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlines of severe hunger.

May 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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