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Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former sixth-grade teacher pleaded not guilty to having sex with a Southern California child who was a student of hers.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman nearly runs over dog trainers in Calif.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Police in a Northern California city believe a 93-year-old woman mistakenly put her car in reverse before she barreled backward down a sidewalk, narrowly missing two people training a guide dog for the blind.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Endangered frogs released into So. Cal reserve

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - Wildlife experts have taken another leap forward in their efforts to save an endangered California frog.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


See a theme park like a VIP with no waits, hassles

America's biggest theme parks will pack in around 120 million people this year.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkey PM gives 'final warning' to park protesters

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's prime minister issued a "final warning" to protesters on Thursday, demanding they end their occupation of a park next to Istanbul's Taksim Square that has ignited the largest political crisis of his 10-year rule.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury seated in death penalty case against Naso

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A jury has been selected in the death penalty case against Joseph Naso, who is charged with the decades-old murders of four Northern California women.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl who took on transplant rules gets new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuba-to-Florida swimmer was surprised by jellyfish

HAVANA (AP) - The Australian who had to give up her quest to swim from Cuba to Florida because of jellyfish stings said her run-in with the creatures was unexpected.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NSA director: Programs disrupted dozens of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the National Security Agency vigorously defended once-secret surveillance programs as an effective tool in keeping America safe, telling Congress on Wednesday that the information collected disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks without offering details.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Swift not worried about connecting with fans

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift shares her feelings and personal experiences on her hit records, but the 23-year-old Grammy winner isn't worried about losing intimacy with her fans on a stadium tour.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bulger trial featuring surveillance video, photos

BOSTON (AP) - A retired state police lieutenant has returned to the witness stand for a second day in the racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur).

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire burning near Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Rural US loses population for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Midwest pelted with rain, wind, hail, tornadoes

CHICAGO (AP) - A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds rolled through the Midwest Wednesday evening driving people into basements for shelter, tearing down power lines and causing flooding in low-lying areas.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman, 72, shoots at intruder but misses

STANTON, Calif. (AP) - Jan Cooper could see the would-be burglar's dark silhouette through a crack in the vertical blinds as he tried to slide open her porch door.

June 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas lawmakers tour embattled Sriracha plant

IRWINDALE (AP) - The maker of the popular Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) hot sauce says he has no intention of moving his embattled factory out of Irwindale, California, but he has told two visiting Texas lawmakers he might consider expanding into that state.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Wildfires pushed by gusty winds chewed through canyons parched by California's drought, prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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