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Man rescued from well in Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - A man who fell into a well in Palmdale and was trapped there for more than 24 hours has been rescued and is recovering.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit over roads in Tahoe Forest west of Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Expendables 2' brawls to No. 1 with $28.8M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone and his beefy buddies have muscled their way to the top of the weekend box office.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA rover Curiosity shoots a Mars rock with laser

PASADENA (AP) - NASA's Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle

SENKAKU ISLANDS, Japan (AP) - Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers search for Philippine minister, 2 pilots

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - About 300 rescuers were searching Sunday for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two pilots after their small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing. An aide of Robredo made a dramatic escape from the doomed plane and was helping in the search, officials said.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho evacuations ordered; Wash. residents go home

SEATTLE (AP) - Thunderstorms and lightning threatened fire officials' plans to contain a large blaze in central Washington state as hundreds of Washington and California residents returned home to find out whether their homes were spared.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panetta prods Karzai on Afghan insider killings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Bernardino sheriff's detective killed in crash

SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - A San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was killed and a deputy was seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tractor-trailer that rolled over in front of them.

August 19, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Body of missing Southern Calif. diver found

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have recovered the body of a missing 50-year-old diver off the rocky coastline near where her belongings were found a week ago.

August 19, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


SoCal groves report new cases of lethal citrus bug

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bug that threatens California's $1.6 billion citrus industry is rapidly spreading through southern California groves despite efforts to contain it.

August 18, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Voter drive launched to repeal LA pot clinic ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to put a referendum on the March ballot seeking to repeal the city of Los Angeles' ban on pot clinics.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Many question life sentences for juveniles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing a pimp in a Riverside motel. Now, at 32, Kruzan has a chance at being freed, along with thousands of other juveniles convicted of murder who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lightning sparks more fires in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews were making progress against a series of Northern California wildfires, but fire officials said lightning sparked more than a dozen new blazes late Friday and early Saturday.

August 18, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nyong'o and Leto win SAG awards

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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