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Brown to propose $1 billion for school standards

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will propose giving California school districts an additional $1 billion to implement new, more rigorous academic standards and $240 million more for his sweeping school funding overhaul.

May 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

May 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Roller coaster to be removed from ocean in NJ

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.

May 14, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Remains in Colo. car tied to man missing since '87

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities in western Colorado say a human skeleton found in a partially buried car belongs to a man who was reported missing 26 years ago.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Astronaut exits space station with music video

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An abortion doctor was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, "house of horrors" clinic.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. fails to screen substance-abuse counselors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl escapes kidnapper's car trunk in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County authorities are praising the quick-thinking of a 7-year-old girl who was kidnapped off the street and thrown into her abductor's car trunk, but managed to escape.

May 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slams IRS targeting, meets with UK's Cameron

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday called reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups "outrageous" and said anyone responsible should be held accountable. He pushed back strongly against fresh Republican criticism of the administration's handling of last year's deadly Benghazi attacks, calling it a political "sideshow."

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More heat on tap for Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California could be in for a second day of record-breaking heat.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kids accused of beating man with skateboards

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Southern California authorities say four youngsters could be charged with attempted murder after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio suspect's brothers: 'Hope he rots in jail'

CLEVELAND (AP) - The two brothers of the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade say they have no sympathy for him. One called him a "monster" who he hopes "rots in jail."

May 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA schools consider banning defiance suspensions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District could become the nation's first to ban suspensions of students who are willfully defiant.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police vow to solve shootings of 19 in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother's Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade.

May 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Suspect detained in deadly California crime spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Magnitude 6.0 California quake causes injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence - an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing kayaker's body found off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego lifeguards have found the body of an exchange student from Ghana a day after his kayak capsized in Mission Bay.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Vacation' over, back to White House for Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and rrithe Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Sunday morning. The U.S. National Hucane Center in Miami said the storm may strengthen into a hurricane on Wednesday while over the open waters of the Atlantic. The storm's center was expected to curve away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east .

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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