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GM recalling 40,859 cars for potential fuel leaks

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. is recalling more than 40,000 cars sold in warm-weather states because a plastic part might crack and cause a fuel leak.

September 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. creates state-run private retirement plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will create the nation's first state-administered retirement savings program for private-sector workers, over the objection of critics who said it creates a new liability for taxpayers.

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


LA County panel blames sheriff for jail force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said Friday the system has shown a "persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force" and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a "failure of leadership."

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


Police probing Monterey slaying find gory scene

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - New court documents show investigators came across a gruesome scene when probing the slaying of a Northern California woman whom Monterey police allege was dismembered by her ex-husband, a professor at a Navy graduate school.

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


Man fatally shoots self on TV after chase

PHOENIX (AP) - A man fatally shot himself in the head Friday on live national television at the end of a high-speed carjacking chase that began in Phoenix and ended about 90 minutes later within 80 miles of the California border.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Brown signs overseas military voting bill

Gov. Jerry Brown gave his signature to a bill Friday aiming to protect voting rights for military members serving overseas.

September 28, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


AP Interview: Iran opposition chief sees rebirth

AUVERS-SUR-OISE, France (AP) - The leader of an Iranian militant group that was taken off the U.S. terror list on Friday says the move will change her group's "balance of power" with the world - predicting a higher profile in politics, fundraising and diplomacy as well as increased anti-regime activity in Iran.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World powers to urge Syria's opposition to unite

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Western nations and allies in the Middle East meet Friday to urge Syria's fractured opposition to unite, seeking a new path for ending the country's conflict amid deadlock between major powers on the U.N. Security Council.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated PRess | Signal AP


UPDATED: 'Carmageddon' sequel begins for LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews are on schedule and traffic tie-ups are minimal in Los Angeles, making for a smooth start to Carmageddon II, the sequel to last year's shutdown of one of the nation's busiest freeways.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Electoral College math: Not all votes are equal

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to choosing a president, not all votes are created equal. Chances are yours will count less than a select few.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors: Shooting suspect threatened professor

DENVER (AP) - The suspect in a deadly movie theater attack was barred from the University of Colorado campus for threatening a professor, weeks before he opened fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, prosecutors said in court documents released Friday.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netanyahu's bomb steals the show in his UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb during his speech at the U.N., he set off an explosion of jokes and mockery - but it also got plenty of attention.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple CEO apologizes for error-ridden new map app

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the company's error-ridden new mobile mapping service, pledging to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones and, in an unusual mea culpa, inviting frustrated consumers to turn to the competition.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

BERLIN (AP) - The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.

September 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

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


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

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


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

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


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

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


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

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


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