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Calif. mom charged with drowning baby in bathtub

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California woman has been charged with murdering her 2-month-old daughter by filling a bathtub halfway with water and drowning her.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pair agree to plead guilty in TSA bribery scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two suspected drug couriers have agreed to plead guilty in a case that involved former Transportation Security Administration screeners who were bribed to smuggle marijuana onto planes leaving Los Angeles International Airport, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CA Marine guilty of having AK-47 from Iraq

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal jury in Southern California has convicted a former U.S. Marine for possessing a chrome-plated AK-47 that may have once belonged to a member of Saddam Hussein's royal guard.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds settle Western energy corridor lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Parts of a plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, more than a dozen environmental groups and one Colorado county.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toxicology tests awaited for cause of death to West Side man

Investigators with the county coroner's office are awaiting the results of toxicology tests done on a man found dead with his dog in a West Side parking lot last week, a Coroner's Department official said Tuesday.

July 03, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATED: Santa Ana councilman accused of sex offenses

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city councilman has been charged with sexually assaulting seven women when he was a high-ranking county executive in what prosecutors said Tuesday was an abuse of power and public trust.

July 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor asks for more time on California pension reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The governor asked Tuesday for more time to negotiate public pension reform with state lawmakers, saying such a complex issue can't be resolved before lawmakers begin a monthlong recess at the end of the week.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Commerce Secretary won't be charged in hit-run

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, saying he suffered a seizure that was responsible for a trio of traffic accidents.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California court strikes down L.A. County's pot shop ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California appeals court has struck down Los Angeles County's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Human error led accused killer to parole release

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - California Corrections officials have acknowledged that a clerical error led to the early parole discharge of a longtime criminal who allegedly fatally stabbed a Santa Cruz woman in what authorities say was a random attack.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Military: 4 crewmen dead in C-130 air tanker crash

DENVER (AP) - Air Force C-130 tankers will resume firefighting flights Tuesday after the crash of another tanker plane over the weekend that left four crew members dead and two others seriously injured, the military said.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Carmakers report strong June sales, easing worries

DETROIT (AP) - From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Beloved actor Andy Griffith dies at 86

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1.4 million still blacked out after broad U.S. storm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 23 storm deaths could rise because of stifling conditions and generator fumes.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


La Jolla Shores reopens in time for July 4 crowds

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lifeguards say La Jolla Shores in San Diego has been reopened to swimmers and surfers in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

July 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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San Diego probe to consider arson, other causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what caused nine fires to break out during a two-day heat wave.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves new rainy day ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure for the November ballot, a bipartisan plan that seeks to smooth out the boom-and-bust cycles of state budgeting while creating a clear path for paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A state fire official says an aggressive wildfire has burned at least 30 homes in the Southern California city of Carlsbad.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

SOMA, Turkey (AP) - In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief and flashes of anger, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry bodies covered in blankets.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study says irrigation can stress San Andreas Fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Multiple fires burning in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - More wildfires broke out Wednesday in San Diego County - threatening homes in Carlsbad and forcing the evacuations of military housing and an elementary school at Camp Pendleton - as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria vigilantes kill Islamic militants

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents and a security official said.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Conan O'Brien to stay up late at TBS through 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - Team Coco will continue to play for TBS for four more years. The network says Conan O'Brien will be sticking around with his late-night hour through 2018.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan, but didn't invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers beware: Your air bag may not deploy

Here's an unsettling fact about cars equipped with air bags: They don't always deploy when drivers - or regulators - expect them to.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorry I'm not sorry: Some classic non-apologies

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself in deeper after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks. But he's not the first celebrity to learn the perils of making a non-apology apology.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City Council votes to declare commission vacancies

With a number of terms set to expire this summer, a collection of seats on Santa Clarita commissions are set to become open for application, according to city officials.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


European court: Google must yield on personal info

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Google and other search engines were thrust into an unwanted new role Tuesday - caretaker of people's reputations - when Europe's highest court ruled that individuals should have some say over what information comes up when their names are Googled.

May 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor releases $107 billion budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high spending plan thanks to California's recent tax windfall. But the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed to pay for an unexpectedly high number of people enrolling in health care, while the rest should be used to help shore up the teachers' retirement system.

May 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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