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Lawmakers abandon Calif. teacher evaluation bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers failed to revive a controversial measure that would rewrite state rules on teacher evaluations, but supporters vowed to bring it up again in the next legislative session.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Songwriter Hal David dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. students face rocky path to graduation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With state budget cuts forcing California's public universities to shrink their course offerings, earning a bachelor's degree in four years is becoming even more difficult for many students.

September 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beer lovers, the secret is out.

September 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Author Richard Bach injured in Wash. plane crash

SEATTLE (AP) - Richard Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday after his small plane crashed in Washington state.

September 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mendocino County fire continues to spread

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wildfire in a rugged and remote area of Mendocino County continues to spread into a wilderness area, though firefighters are making progress in surrounding the blaze.

September 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boomers retiring to rural areas won't find doctors

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - As record numbers of baby boomers retire, many are considering moving to rural areas.

September 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Forceful arrests inflame sentiment toward LAPD

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spate of incidents in which Los Angeles police officers are accused of using excessive force is threatening to unravel the Police Department's efforts to bolster community relations.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman, 93, finds prize pumpkins smashed

PASADENA (AP) - A 93-year-old prize-winning grower awoke to find that five giant pumpkins from her Pasadena front yard had been smashed including a 300-pounder she'd planned to enter in an annual weigh-off.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Decision not to charge Ariz. sheriff isn't the end

PHOENIX (AP) - The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California cleans up after flash floods

CATHEDRAL CITY (AP) - Southern California foothill and desert communities are cleaning up after fast and furious storms sent mud and water flooding into homes.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. legislature OKs pension changes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Friday approved a package of changes to California's public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done to fix a system with massive liabilities.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Waters recede in Louisiana, leaving sopping mess

BELLE CHASE, La. (AP) - Floodwaters from Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the beginning of what is certain to be a slow recovery for Louisiana.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Astronauts, family mourn Neil Armstrong

CINCINNATI (AP) - Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Can an honor code prevent cheating at Harvard?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard University, whose motto "Veritas" means "truth," has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history - as far as it knows. But allegations against 125 students for improperly collaborating on a take-home final in the spring are leading to renewed consideration of the idea.

August 31, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan air force jet crashes, killing 3

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistan air force fighter jet crashed into the country's largest city after a technical fault Tuesday, killing two pilots and a civilian on the ground, authorities said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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