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Brown signs law limiting detention of immigrants

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A package of immigration-related bills earned Gov. Jerry Brown's signature Saturday, including a bill that prohibits local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for deportation if they are arrested for a minor crime and otherwise eligible to be released from custody.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bipartisan vote on back pay belies shutdown chasm

WASHINGTON (AP) - A rare flash of bipartisanship Saturday served as a cruel tease to those hoping Congress is moving toward reopening the government and averting an unprecedented default on the federal debt in less than two weeks.

October 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: About 2,000 march in Hollywood immigration rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Saturday as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California's governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Karen stalls in approach to Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Karen stalled Saturday afternoon in its move toward the Gulf Coast but still threatened to bring heavy winds and high rains. Officials from Louisiana to northwest Florida acknowledged that the storm was weakening and sent some emergency workers home, but urged residents to be cautious.

October 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


75 left homeless after Oxnard fire

OXNARD (AP) - About 75 people have been left without a home after a fire destroyed nine buildings in Oxnard, including mobile homes and apartments.

October 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Air tanker makes hard landing

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - A Cal Fire air tanker has made a hard landing at a Southern California airport, spilling its fire retardant but no one was injured.

October 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA students get iPads, crack firewall, play games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health care website gets down time for repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not the sign that the Obama administration wants people to see on its health overhaul website: down for repairs.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man accused of killing, cooking wife dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County man accused of killing his 73-year-old wife and then cooking her body parts has died of cancer while awaiting trial.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man who set himself on fire dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Furloughed federal workers may get paid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.

October 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sisters question police actions in deadly DC chase

NEW YORK (AP) - A sister of the Connecticut woman shot to death by police in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier says there were no indications that her sister was unstable.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family: Injured biker in SUV assault a devoted dad

NEW YORK (AP) - A motorcycle rider who was struck by an SUV during a motorcycle rally that turned violent is a family man who was simply trying to defuse a tense situation, his attorney and family members said Friday.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nation's oldest full-time park ranger furloughed

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A 92-year-old Northern California woman who is the nation's oldest full-time national park ranger said Friday she's surprised that she has joined the ranks of those currently out of work due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

October 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Karen threatens US during quiet hurricane season

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) - Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a late-arriving worry in what had been a slow hurricane season in the U.S.

October 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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