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2 convicted in Coachella Valley school theft case

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Two former employees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District have been found guilty of stealing public funds.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in alleged scheme that targeted elderly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested four California residents for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded dozens of investors out of $2.3 million from 2003 to 2011.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lone Ranger' crew member drowns on LA-area set

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating the apparently drowning of a crew member who was working on a set for upcoming "The Lone Ranger" film.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang member to be exonerated of murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former gang member's long-awaited exoneration was delayed Friday only hours before a scheduled hearing because of a judge's illness, leaving him to wait in prison another weekend before he is formally cleared of a murder conviction.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans to Valencia Town Center

Eager iPhone 5 enthusiasts started lining up Thursday afternoon outside Apple Store Valencia Town Center, and the line extended more than 100 yards by Friday morning as Apple released the latest version of its smartphone.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Endeavour swans California skies in whirlwind tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The people became the paparazzi Friday, aiming their lenses not at the latest starlet, but toward the sky to catch a glimpse of an aging superstar headed for retirement.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs bill allowing sale of home-cooked food

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Clandestine cooks who have been selling homemade food at local stores and farmer's markets will no longer have to fear legal consequences under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 17M Californians registered to vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The secretary of state's office reports that more than 17 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November presidential election, or nearly 73 percent of those who are eligible to cast a ballot.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds launch formal electricity trading probe

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have intensified an investigation into JPMorgan Chase & Co. electricity trading in California.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas Roman Catholic bishop moves to California

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A Roman Catholic bishop from Fort Worth, Texas, will take over the Diocese of Orange in Southern California, the nation's 10th largest diocese, the Vatican announced Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pressure mounting in Vallejo police fatal shooting

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting by Vallejo police earlier this month of a man outside his home - the city's fifth fatal officer-involved shooting since May.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Endeavour lands at L.A. airport after aerial

The Signal welcomes reader-submitted photos of today's Endeavour fly-over in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles. Please send jpegs to photo@the-signal.com and copydesk@the-signal.com for posting on our website. Please put "Endeavour" in the subject field.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe alleged poisoning of dogs in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of $10M theft offering $200,000 reward

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A wealthy bond-fund manager who lost his expensive Porsche and irreplaceable paintings by Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn and other prominent artists to burglars is offering a $200,000 reward for their safe return.

September 21, 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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