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Interior allows more comments for drilling rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies that drill for oil and natural gas - and their critics - will have 60 more days to comment on a new rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands.

June 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parole denied for Manson follower Van Houten

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - A parole panel refused an emotional bid by former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten to release her from prison 44 years after she participated in a notorious set of murders.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paris Jackson now in the spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Until he died in 2009, Michael Jackson was fiercely protective of his children (save for that one balcony-dangling incident). He covered their faces when they went out with him so they might enjoy the kind of normal childhood he missed out on as a member of the Jackson 5.

June 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration is abandoning a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes in the face of fierce congressional and industry opposition, the head of the agency said Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep in their villages, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and acknowledged to a judge that there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 dead in Pa. building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After a slow but steady overnight search buoyed by the discovery of a woman in the rubble, rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse that killed six people took a temporary break Thursday in what had been a round-the-clock dig for additional victims.

June 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, Britain's Guardian newspaper said Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge rules in favor of girl who needs lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A dying 10-year-old girl can move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant after a federal judge intervened in her case Wednesday, a move questioned by a prominent medical ethicist.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal team probing PG&E blast resigns

SAN FRANCICSO (AP) - The lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for California regulators have abruptly quit the investigation, putting the integrity of the probe in jeopardy, a San Bruno city official said Wednesday.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill, for now

NEW YORK (AP) - Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without a prescription while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court.

June 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search of senator's office involves water measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The FBI investigation of California state Sen. Ron Calderon involves legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that uses his brother as a consultant, according to two people questioned by federal agents.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Parole denied for Manson follower Van Houten

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten has been denied parole once again.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vet recommends medical marijuana for pets in pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Until she introduced "magic cheese" to her sick and aging bulldog, Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He'd spend his days lying down or throwing up.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Komen cuts half its 3-Day walks, cites low numbers

DALLAS (AP) - Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks next year because of a drop in participation levels, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer organization said Wednesday.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


MLB interviewing players as part of drug probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball has begun interviewing players linked to a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs and became the focus of the sport's investigation.

June 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Legendary actor Mickey Rooney has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge California party spirals into violent clash

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a rock- and bottle-throwing melee, forcing police to fire tear gas and foam projectiles to break up the crowd.

April 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

WASHINGTON (AP) - The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade - and perhaps for covering them up.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

NEW YORK (AP) - As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Navy rescues family on sailboat

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast and were headed Sunday to San Diego to get the girl medical treatment.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

April 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

April 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) - What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs.

April 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wall Street orders up GrubHub in market debut

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street has a major craving for takeout.

April 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd child in drowning case against Pa. mom dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose mother allegedly held him underwater in a bathtub died Saturday, four days after his younger brother drowned, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 Modesto girls critically injured in stabbings

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Three girls are critically injured after one of them stabbed the other two before stabbing herself in the bedroom of a central California house.

April 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Meningitis deaths cause scare in L.A. gay community

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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