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Officials restrict campfires ahead of fire season

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino National Forest officials are warning visitors that drought conditions have created the potential for major fires.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 homes damaged by grass fire in Sacramento suburb

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Five homes have been damaged by a grass fire that spread from an expansive city park in Roseville, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of the state capital.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bug exposes contacts of some on Facebook

Facebook says a bug in its system caused 6 million users' contact information to be inadvertently exposed.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report finds firing of ex-LAPD officer justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles Police Department review has upheld the firing of Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-officer who killed four people during a February rampage that ended with his death.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Cambridge, Mass. woman whose fiancee ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap Inc. chain Banana Republic says they were astonished at what they got in the mail instead: confidential employee files, including Social Security numbers, W2s, resignation letters and doctors' notes.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Montoya looking for big finish at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The pressure if off Juan Pablo Montoya to win at Sonoma Raceway, where his road course background has created an expectation for him to win every year.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho man pleads not guilty in Calif. fraud case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man extradited from an Idaho resort town has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped dupe a Los Angeles physician out of more than $28 million in an offshore investment.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fewer abortions with hospital consolidations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - By joining with a much bigger Catholic health system, a prominent Orange County hospital hopes to enhance patients' access to a host of services - except one.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lenny Dykstra released from prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been released from prison in California after serving time for bankruptcy fraud.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First Apple computer could fetch $500,000 or more

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages - an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby found dead in Bakersfield trash can

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Kern County man made a grisly discovery while retrieving his trash can from the curb: there was a dead, naked newborn baby inside that appeared to have suffered a head wound.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SF Opera gambles on 'Gospel of Mary Magdalene'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Best known for his modest chamber opera "Little Women," composer Mark Adamo was looking for a more ambitious project to tackle when he happened upon a magazine article about Mary Magdalene.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC authorities seek stolen artificial leg

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities are looking for a crook who drove away with a man's $60,000 artificial limb.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA investigating jets' close call over NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why two airplanes came too close to each other over New York City last week.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fleeing car strikes bus in LA, injuring 2 children

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A car being chased by police has struck a bus in South Los Angeles, slightly injuring two children.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Landlord faces criminal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a home in Sylmar where four people died in a fire is facing criminal charges.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congresswoman wants e-cigarettes regulated

SAN MATEO (AP) - A California congresswoman wants electronic cigarettes regulated in the same way as typical tobacco products and announced legislation Friday that would do so.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Area supervisor warns of wildfire season

PASADENA - Santa Clarita Valley's representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors joined firefighters and other officials Friday in calling for residents to take precautions now to protect themselves during wildfire season.

June 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


State, Amtrak cancel joint high-speed train bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have canceled a joint agreement to bid on high-speed trains that was billed as a way to save money and lure train manufacturing to the United States.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sobbing businessman in his 30s called a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in an online news video of a beheading in northern Iraq.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Number of world's displaced over 50 million

BEIRUT (AP) - For the first time since World War II, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday the agency will not share with Congress additional details about its lost emails related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own review is finished because he said Republicans are releasing inaccurate, interim information.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel considers raising California officials' pay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The commission that decides the pay and benefits of lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general, is meeting to decide whether to grant a second consecutive pay raise.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Governor signs $108 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 30,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.

June 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jackson still a provider 5 years after death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.

June 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US revamps screening of migrant kid sponsors

SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prolific songwriter dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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