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Actress Eileen Brennan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as "Private Benjamin" and "Clue," has died. She was 80.

July 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. porn maker to stop Ben & Jerry's spoofs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are over.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego sues mayor over sex harassment lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city of San Diego sued Mayor Bob Filner Tuesday to require that he pay any costs incurred from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former communications director, dealing another setback to the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city amid mounting calls that he resign.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors: Woman had soda can with green paint

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral was carrying a soda can containing green paint when she was arrested, and she has been linked to at least four other incidents of vandalism, including at the Lincoln Memorial, according to prosecutors and court documents.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Makeover planned to reinvigorate Forum

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Forum, where the likes of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones played to thousands of screaming fans, wants to rock again in January 2014 with a $100 million makeover that its new owner hopes will draw the biggest names in pop music.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


JPMorgan owes $410M for electricity price manipulation

WASHINGTON (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $410 million on Tuesday to settle accusations by U.S. energy regulators that it manipulated electricity prices.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Driver was on phone in fatal train crash

MADRID (AP) - The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) - almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him.

July 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Wis. Sikhs plan peaceful rites to mark shooting

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Twelve months ago, a white supremacist walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple and opened fire on worshippers he didn't know, killing six people, injuring five others and devastating a community whose religion is based on peace and forgiveness.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alleged tipster arrested in NY hedge fund case

NEW YORK (AP) - A California financial analyst provided inside information about a blockbuster deal between Microsoft and Yahoo to a portfolio manager at a hedge fund that's become the target of a sweeping white-collar investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Expert testifies about retrieving Sandusky emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A second day of testimony has begun in a hearing to determine if three former Penn State officials will face trial on accusations they covered up molestation accusations against Jerry Sandusky.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year, according to two people familiar with the case.

July 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


8 injured in Fla. propane plant blast

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the neighborhood around it. Eight people were injured, with at least four in critical condition.

July 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dual bids to recall San Diego mayor get underway

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dueling efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner came into sharp relief Monday as the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city ignored mounting calls to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A state fire official says an aggressive wildfire has burned at least 30 homes in the Southern California city of Carlsbad.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

SOMA, Turkey (AP) - In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief and flashes of anger, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry bodies covered in blankets.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study says irrigation can stress San Andreas Fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County - threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton - as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria vigilantes kill Islamic militants

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents and a security official said.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Conan O'Brien to stay up late at TBS through 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Team Coco will continue to play for TBS for four more years. The network says Conan O'Brien will be sticking around with his late-night hour through 2018.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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