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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


Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

BOSTON (AP) - A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef's use of the company's high-end appliances.

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


Brawley declares city emergency due to earthquakes

BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake swarm in southeastern California has led the Brawley City Council to declare a local state of emergency as a step toward dealing with damage.

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


Ponderosa wildfire expected to be fully contained

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a major Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and led to a massive evacuation is about to be fully contained.

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


Tennis referee pleads not guilty to murder in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee beat her elderly husband to death with a coffee cup and used the broken handle to repeatedly stab him before judging a tennis match and getting a manicure, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.

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


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5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California voters consider secession

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With no divisive initiatives on the ballot Tuesday, the first statewide election under California's top-two system was not drawing much interest from voters despite some fiercely contested seats for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


APNewsBreak: Pilot on tape talks of teen stowaway

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - About an hour after a California teen was discovered on a Hawaii runway in April, a nonplussed pilot preparing to depart tells air traffic controllers he will be a bit delayed because "a guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear from San Jose to Maui."

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP seeks inroads in solidly Democratic California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic Party's grip on California politics get an early test of their prospects when primary voters select nominees for eight statewide offices.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: San Francisco man had bomb components

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A search of the San Francisco apartment of a social media expert turned up ball bearings, screws and components needed to make a homemade bomb, the FBI said in an affidavit unsealed Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Touch and go on Bergdahl release until very end

WASHINGTON (AP) - Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Blue Angels commander gets letter of reprimand

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy has decided to give a letter of reprimand to a former Blue Angels commander accused of allowing sexual harassment in the workplace during his time as leader of the famed precision flying team.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: U.S. to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe 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 The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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