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Prosecutors getting to motive in Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The prosecutors pursuing the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will soon begin trying to answer a difficult but key question: Why did Maj. Nidal Hasan attack his fellow soldiers in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base?

August 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Closed freeway reopens ahead of schedule

SEAL BEACH (AP) - A section of one of Southern California's busiest freeways reopened ahead of schedule Sunday, ending the threat of historic traffic snarls after workers finished demolishing an old bridge.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates, evens series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Emirates Team New Zealand fell out of the second race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals because of a mechanical problem Sunday, handing Italy's Luna Rossa a victory that evened the series at one apiece.

August 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


1 dead, 1 critical in Vegas Strip carjacking

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police in Las Vegas are investigating a carjacking that left one man dead and another critically injured.

August 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Phillies end Dodgers' 10-game winning streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Carlos Ruiz had four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies benefited from two ninth-inning errors by shortstop Hanley Ramirez to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday, giving interim manager Ryne Sandberg his first victory and ending Los Angeles' 10-game winning streak.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sale of late NC businessman's Ferrari sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari previously owned by the late Eddie Smith, a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire, sold at auction for $27.5 million, setting a world record.

August 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Egypt: 36 killed in Brotherhood escape attempt

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's official news agency says 36 people were killed when Muslim Brotherhood detainees tried to escape from a prison truck convoy in northern Cairo.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1st settlement in PSU-Sandusky case; more expected

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A young man who testified he was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a reported multimillion-dollar payout in the first of what is expected to be dozens of settlements between the university and Sandusky's accusers.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN inspectors arrive in Damascus on chemical probe

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'The Butler' serves box-office success at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is serving up success at the box office.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Family ties factor in key Senate races

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Sen. Mark Pryor likes to tell voters that he always puts Arkansas first, borrowing the campaign slogan associated with his family for decades. In Wyoming, Liz Cheney bets that her famous father's name will be gold in her Senate race. And in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu counts on her kin's New Orleans ties to help lift her to re-election in a tough race.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Recall effort against SD mayor begins

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The effort to recall San Diego's embattled mayor is kicking off in the nation's eighth-largest city Sunday, one day before Bob Filner is set to return to work at City Hall after undergoing behavior therapy.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Long Beach becomes two newspaper city

LONG BEACH (AP) - The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic smooth around 405 closure in OC

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Traffic is moving smoothly as motorists navigate around a closed section of one of Southern California's busiest freeways.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Death toll at 39 in Philippines ferry accident

CEBU, Philippines (AP) - As the MV Thomas Aquinas cruised toward Cebu city in the central Philippines, navy marshal Richard Pestillos prepared for a brief stop while some passengers watched a band and others soaked in the night breeze on the deck.

August 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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