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UPDATE: Passengers rescued from icebound ship

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday.

January 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


13 taken to hospitals after Minneapolis fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building near downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday morning, sending 13 people to hospitals with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls.

January 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other's differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers.

January 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - The nation's first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization is a better alternative than the costly American-led drug war.

January 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

PRAGUE (AP) - The Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic died on Wednesday after an explosion in his apartment in Prague, officials said.

January 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Schumacher stable but brain injury still critical

GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Formula One great Michael Schumacher's condition was stable but still critical overnight as he remained unconscious following a brain injury suffered in a skiing accident, his manager said Wednesday.

January 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Security beefed up for New Year's Day Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police plan to beef up security measures for the 125th Rose Parade in the wake of bombings at the Boston Marathon.

January 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Big pothole on LA freeway damages dozens of cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have reopened a Los Angeles freeway interchange, some 7 ½ hours after a pothole filled with metal rods flattened the tires on dozens of cars.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Small improvement for Schumacher after 2nd surgery

GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement, but grim doctors said Tuesday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Security beefed up for New Year's Day Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police plan to beef up security measures for the 125th Rose Parade in the wake of bombings at the Boston Marathon.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 treated after gas leak at LA refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a leak at a Los Angeles oil refinery has exposed nearly a dozen workers to toxic sulfur dioxide gas.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California marks 2013 as historically dry year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A swath of California closed out 2013 as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder-suicide possible in 4 deaths at Calif. home

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities investigating the deaths of two children, a woman and a man in a home say evidence so far indicates a possible murder-suicide.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel, Palestinians draw lines before Kerry plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Israeli and Palestinian politicians on Tuesday staked out "red lines" they claimed their leaders would never cross once presented with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's widely anticipated proposal for the outlines of a peace deal.

December 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Racer in 2009 crash recalls brain injury struggle

GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Daniel Albrecht counts himself among the lucky. The Swiss Alpine racer left spectators gasping in horror when he lost control during a training run in January 2009, landing on his back and sliding down the icy slope.

December 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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2 infected with West Nile virus in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq militia parades as insurgents seize crossing

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of heavily-armed Shiite militiamen paraded through several Iraqi cities Saturday as Sunni militants seized two strategically located towns in what appeared to be a new offensive in western Anbar province.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Workplace flexibility is a basic need

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says child care, family leave and workplace flexibility aren't frills, they're basic needs.

June 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New World's Ugliest Dog crowned

PETALUMA (AP) - It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Landlord faces criminal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The owner of a home in Sylmar where four people died in a fire is facing criminal charges.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congresswoman wants e-cigarettes regulated

SAN MATEO (AP) - A California congresswoman wants electronic cigarettes regulated in the same way as typical tobacco products and announced legislation Friday that would do so.

June 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Area supervisor warns of wildfire season

PASADENA - Santa Clarita Valley's representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors joined firefighters and other officials Friday in calling for residents to take precautions now to protect themselves during wildfire season.

June 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


State, Amtrak cancel joint high-speed train bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have canceled a joint agreement to bid on high-speed trains that was billed as a way to save money and lure train manufacturing to the United States.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A sobbing businessman in his 30s called a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in an online news video of a beheading in northern Iraq.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Number of world's displaced over 50 million

BEIRUT (AP) - For the first time since World War II, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday the agency will not share with Congress additional details about its lost emails related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own review is finished because he said Republicans are releasing inaccurate, interim information.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel considers raising California officials' pay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The commission that decides the pay and benefits of lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general, is meeting to decide whether to grant a second consecutive pay raise.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Governor signs $108 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

June 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A handsome mug shot of a Northern California man arrested on felony weapons charges has gone viral on social media, attracting more than 30,000 "likes" and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.

June 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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