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Feds launch formal electricity trading probe

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have intensified an investigation into JPMorgan Chase & Co. electricity trading in California.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas Roman Catholic bishop moves to California

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A Roman Catholic bishop from Fort Worth, Texas, will take over the Diocese of Orange in Southern California, the nation's 10th largest diocese, the Vatican announced Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pressure mounting in Vallejo police fatal shooting

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting by Vallejo police earlier this month of a man outside his home - the city's fifth fatal officer-involved shooting since May.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Endeavour lands at L.A. airport after aerial

The Signal welcomes reader-submitted photos of today's Endeavour fly-over in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles. Please send jpegs to photo@the-signal.com and copydesk@the-signal.com for posting on our website. Please put "Endeavour" in the subject field.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe alleged poisoning of dogs in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of $10M theft offering $200,000 reward

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A wealthy bond-fund manager who lost his expensive Porsche and irreplaceable paintings by Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn and other prominent artists to burglars is offering a $200,000 reward for their safe return.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California unemployment rate dips to 10.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate dipped slightly in August to 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent the previous month, the state reported Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney releases 2011 taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal taxes on last year's income of $13.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New details emerge on Georgia teen found in L.A.

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) - An emaciated teenage Georgia boy told police he was forced to kneel for hours at a time by his stepfather and mother, who now face charges of child cruelty after allegedly confining the teen in a bedroom for years and then sending him by bus to Los Angeles to seek a homeless shelter.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge won't let chef represent self in murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A chef who is accused of murdering his 39-year-old wife and boiling her body for four days to get rid of the evidence won't be allowed to represent himself in the last days of the trial.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Security company sued for pregnancy discrimination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California security company is being sued for allegedly refusing a security officer to come back to work after her maternity leave.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

WASHINGTON (AP) - More young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. Once-sharp declines in births are leveling off, and poverty is slowing.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Business groups protest Calif. carbon market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law would impose enormous costs on businesses at a time when the state's economy is sputtering, oil refiners, manufacturers and others said Thursday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mid-air near-collision under investigation

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare footage shows 'brave struggle' of FDR walking

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California jobless rate at lowest level since 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In one of the strongest signals yet of a rebounding economy, California's unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, the state Economic Development Department said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florence official: Kardashian, West to wed May 24

ROME (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence's imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor's office said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New health cost controls get go-ahead from feds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed early Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, Argentine paleontologists said Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: San Diego County fire roars to life

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes as new winds arrived.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Crews make gains on worst of San Diego fires

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego probe to consider arson, other causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what caused nine fires to break out during a two-day heat wave.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves new rainy day ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure for the November ballot, a bipartisan plan that seeks to smooth out the boom-and-bust cycles of state budgeting while creating a clear path for paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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