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Calif. prison first to block prisoner cell calls

AVENAL, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials will start using new cellphone blocking technology at a Central Valley prison next week, the first step to rolling it out system-wide.

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


Group seeks audit of $11M donation by Ariz. group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A good-government group asked California's campaign finance watchdog Friday to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona, as Gov. Jerry Brown called on its donors to "show their faces."

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


Suit: Sheriff denied bail to inmates on ICE holds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arrestees who say they were denied bail because immigration agents wanted them held sued the Los Angeles County sheriff Friday claiming they were illegally detained for weeks or months.

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


Gang member convicted of armed robberies around LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has convicted a gang member of a series of armed robberies around Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

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


Judge: FBI to pay scribe's legal fees of $470,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the FBI to pay a journalist's legal fees of $470,000 after a years-long legal battle for the release of agency documents.

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


1 dead, 2 critical in Southern California big-rig crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) - Three big-rig trucks and a car collided on a Southern California freeway Friday, killing one person and leaving two in critical condition.

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


ACLU wants veterans' group removed from cross case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge says he is inclined to reject a request by the American Civil Liberties Union asking that a veterans' group be left out of discussions on how to modify a war memorial cross on federal land.

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


Skywalk case goes before federal appellate court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Las Vegas developer has been bounced between tribal and federal court in an effort to protect his financial interest in the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular glass bridge that extends from the canyon's edge on tribal land in western Arizona.

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


Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Gun buyers fear that Obama wants to restrict their purchases, especially if he were re-elected.

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


GM to hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard, part of a push to bring most of its computer technology in-house.

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


Newsweek to cease print edition after 80 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Newsweek will end its print publication after 80 years and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013.

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


Cos. walk a tricky line with endorsements

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike forgave Tiger Woods after he apologized for cheating on his wife. It welcomed back Michael Vick once he served time for illegal dog-fighting. But the company dropped Lance Armstrong faster than the cyclist could do a lap around the block.

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


Details revealed in forced miscarriage case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wealthy restaurateur charged with attempted murder of his girlfriend's unborn child lost a bid to have his $4 million bail reduced Thursday after prosecutors revealed new details of what they say were repeated efforts to give her labor-inducing drugs.

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


Cup champs to be stuck at docks until new year

America's Cup champion Oracle Racing will be sidelined from testing its 72-foot catamaran until early next year because of severe wing sail damage sustained when the yacht capsized Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

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


OC homeless man had 92 police run-ins before death

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - A homeless, mentally ill man who died after a confrontation with Fullerton police had nearly 100 run-ins with officers in the years before his death, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.

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


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4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama touts business influx; some firms exit, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - While in Brussels for talks with European leaders in March, President Barack Obama held a little-noticed meeting with executives of a Belgian aerospace company. It was barely a footnote in a trip dominated by tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay marriage ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge was expected to make Oregon the latest state to allow gay marriage Monday after state officials refused to defend its constitutional ban in court.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flood surge threatens power plant near Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian authorities have ordered the urgent evacuation of a town where soldiers, police and volunteers have been worked feverishly to contain the raging Sava River before it could inundate Serbia's main power plant.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome can breathe easy - he may wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US cites Chinese officials in cyber-spying case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican says bank needs 'corrective measures'

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Monday that "corrective measures" were necessary at the Holy See's troubled bank to continue the path toward financial transparency and compliance with international anti-money laundering norms.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


9 public college presidents' pay tops $1 million

BALTIMORE (AP) - The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before, according to a new survey.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation orders lifted in San Diego fires

SAN DIEGO (AP) - All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that tore through Southern California last week - while the governor warned the state was gearing up for what could be one of the drought-stricken region's worst wildfire seasons.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jackson hologram debuts at Billboard Awards

A hologram of Michael Jackson made its debut Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, mirroring the late King of Pop's signature slick dance moves as some members of the audience became emotional.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1950s crooner Jerry Vale dies in California at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

DALLAS (AP) - AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against rivals.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bradley Wiggins wins Amgen Tour

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California on Sunday after holding the lead for the final week.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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