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Financial probe delayed at damaged Cal nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the California Public Utilities Commission recommended Thursday that the agency delay for several months an investigation into soaring costs tied to the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC Davis chief overruled pepper-spray panel

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - The police chief at the University of California, Davis, overruled an internal affairs panel's recommendation and fired a lieutenant who soaked demonstrators with pepper spray - an incident that sparked protests after it was recorded and posted online, according to documents obtained by a newspaper.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Calif. mayor, councilman plead guilty to bribery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - David Silva, the former mayor of Cudahy, stood before a federal judge Thursday and admitted he accepted a $5,000 bribe in exchange for his support of a medical marijuana dispensary.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House passes livestock disaster relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday extended disaster assistance to livestock producers reeling from rising feed prices caused by the drought that has scorched much of the nation.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama and Romney trade barbs over economic plans

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney promised Thursday that his economic program will create 12 million new jobs in the next four years, and likened President Barack Obama to a "dog trying to chase its tail" when it comes to strengthening the sluggish recovery.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge orders co-guardianship for Jackson's kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has returned the guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children to their grandmother in an arrangement that also gives their cousin a role as temporary co-guardian.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers request audit of specialty plate program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has formally requested a detailed review of the California specialty license plate program, the first in the program's 20-year history.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire burns home, threatens others in rural SoCal

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - A large home in an upscale area of rural Riverside County went up in flames Wednesday and several other homes were threatened by a brush fire burning in heavy vegetation.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black market Olympics tickets operation stopped

LONDON (AP) - A black market operation in London Olympics tickets has been stopped and buyers of 20,000 seats will be denied entry to venues, the government said Wednesday.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. professor's email reveals shooting plot

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, "a good plan," detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son's suicide.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maryland man who called himself 'joker' charged

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man accused of referring to himself as "a joker" and threatening to shoot up his workplace, raising alarms after Colorado's mass shooting a week earlier, is facing charges of misdemeanor telephone misuse, prosecutors said Wednesday.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Half of US counties now considered disaster areas

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy scales steep granite slope, saves CA hiker

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As Lawrence Bishop lay battered, bruised and weakened from two days without food or water, clinging to a narrow ledge of slick granite high in the Sierra Nevada, Deputy David Rippe made a split-second decision that likely saved him.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury recommends death for Oakland killer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An Alameda County jury has recommended the death penalty for a 38-year-old Oakland man convicted of murdering three people seven years ago.

August 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Students escaping chilly winter temperatures in southeastern New Mexico were congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym, waiting for classes to start when they heard a loud pop.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: NSA maps pathway into computers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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