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Filner claims victory as next San Diego mayor

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A veteran congressman claimed victory Wednesday in a tight contest to make him San Diego's first Democratic mayor in 20 years.

November 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California divided on hot-button initiatives

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters delivered a victory Tuesday for Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and refused to require manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in 2013 that has bedeviled efforts to enact his major legislation.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom of 'Modern Family' teen star accused of abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has temporarily lost custody of the actress amid allegations she's been abusive to the teenager.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) - A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, bringing wet snow to some areas, knocking down tree limbs and power lines, and inflicting misery all over again on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Business workshop Thursday for small, female, minority-owned businesses

A 2012 business workshop to foster growth of small, female and minority-owned business firms, hosted by the AVTA - Antelope Valley Transit Authority, is being held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale.

November 07, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala Wednesday morning, rocking the capital and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador. Guatemala's emergency management agency said on its Twitter account that it had received preliminary reports of one death from the quake.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 convicted in stabbing murder of pastor's son

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Three men have been convicted in the stabbing murder of a prominent Riverside County pastor's 22-year-old son, and the attempted murder of two of the victim's friends.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


ABC raises nearly $17 million for hurricane relief

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC says its national "Day of Giving" raised nearly $17 million for Superstorm Sandy relief.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks plunge after election; Europe woes deepen

The election behind them, U.S. investors dumped stocks Wednesday and turned their focus to a world of problems - tax increases and spending cuts that could stall the nation's economic recovery and a deepening recession in Europe.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Flights canceled ahead of another Northeast storm

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are again looking at canceling flights in and out of the Northeast, just a week after Superstorm Sandy led to more than 23,000 cancellations in the region.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. voters legalize recreational pot use

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington voters legalized recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug's prohibition.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

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


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

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


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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