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Yoda, Indiana Jones statues unveiled at Calif park

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - Filmmaker George Lucas has unveiled statues of two of his most iconic and popular characters at a park in Northern California.

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


Filing: Gov doesn't want challenge to surveillance

CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.

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


Kardashian, West name baby girl North

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken a new direction in naming their baby girl.

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


SWAT responds to Imperial Beach disturbance

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County Sheriff's Department SWAT team is in a standoff with a man after a disturbance in Imperial Beach.

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


Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are finalizing a deal that could add dramatic security improvements to the U.S.-Mexico border and smooth the way for bipartisan Senate passage of far-reaching immigration legislation backed by President Barack Obama.

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


Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

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


State jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, Legislature agree to fix records bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai eased his opposition Thursday to joining planned peace talks.

June 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Watchdog faults background check of NSA leaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs for collecting phone records and Internet data - just as news media disclosed more information about those programs.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Starving cats, birds, pig rescued outside Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Animal advocates say they've rescued 61 animals including cats, birds and a potbellied pig that were starving at a makeshift shelter in rural Fresno County.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif man pleads guilty to smuggling fish bladders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toddler dies in Bakersfield house fire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died after being trapped inside a burning house Bakersfield.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in $2 million N. Calif. marijuana bust

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state attorney general's office says four men are in custody after authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants worth $2 million during a Sacramento County raid.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Iraq militia parades as insurgents seize crossing

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of heavily-armed Shiite militiamen paraded through several Iraqi cities Saturday as Sunni militants seized two strategically located towns in what appeared to be a new offensive in western Anbar province.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Workplace flexibility is a basic need

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says child care, family leave and workplace flexibility aren't frills, they're basic needs.

June 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New World's Ugliest Dog crowned

PETALUMA (AP) - It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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