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Med tech's arrest shows flaws in system

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was a few weeks into a temporary job at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian in 2008 when a co-worker accused him of lifting a syringe containing an addictive painkiller from an operating room and sticking it down his pants.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices rise in July

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices jumped to their highest levels in nearly four years last month, lifted by sales in pricier coastal regions, a research firm said Tuesday.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rate cut suggested for San Onofre ratepayers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utility customers who are paying $650 million a year to maintain the San Onofre nuclear power plant should have their bills immediately slashed because the plant has been shut down since January due to damaged steam generator and shows no sign of restarting soon, a state ratepayers' advocate said.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer problem could increase wait times at DMV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Visitors to California Department of Motor Vehicle offices may experience longer wait times than usual.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Higher US retail spending lifts hopes for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes that the economy may emerge from its slump got a lift Tuesday from a report that Americans increased their spending at retailers in July by the most in five months.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mountain lion sighting in LA's Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed in Calif. over Brockovich chemical

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Desmond Tutu calls for axing 'Stars Earn Stripes'

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC is defending its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injuries force Chenoweth to exit CBS' 'Good Wife'

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristin Chenoweth says injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife" last month will prevent her from returning to the show.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indiana fair remembers stage collapse 1 year later

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Fair came to a standstill Monday night to honor the victims of a deadly stage collapse one year ago that prompted sweeping overhauls of the fair's emergency plan and new regulations for temporary stages.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Accreditation warning issued to Penn State

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panetta: Pakistan military plans to open new front

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan has told U.S. military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that also serves as a haven for leaders of the al-Qaida-affiliated Haqqani network, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.

August 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pattinson returns to spotlight on 'The Daily Show'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Pattinson has decided to come back - to the spotlight, that is.

August 14, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Chevron facility in Calif. deemed hazardous

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Structural engineers on Monday deemed the site of a Chevron refinery fire in the San Francisco Bay area hazardous for human entry after looking at the failed pipe that leaked and sent a towering plume of black smoke into the sky.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lightning brings spate of fires in Southern Calif

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lightning strikes in tinder dry areas of San Diego County have caused fires that have burned 1,000 acres.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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