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Netflix outbids pay TV for rights to Disney movies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US banks report stronger profits and more lending

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. banks are enjoying their best profits in six years and are lending a bit more freely. The gradual improvement suggests that the industry will sustain its healing from the worst financial crisis in decades and help strengthen the economy.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Regulators clear Disney purchase of Lucasfilm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal antitrust regulators have cleared Disney's $4 billion deal to buy Lucasfilm, the filmmaking empire behind the "Star Wars" franchise.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drenched Northern California gets more rain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new storm system is making its way through already-drenched Northern California, prompting a flood watch for parts of the region.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosmic radio waves mimic chirping of 'alien birds'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Twin spacecraft have captured the clearest sounds yet from Earth's radiation belts - and they mimic the chirping of birds.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chiefs' LB mentioned other 'girlfriend' to police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher spent some of his final hours sleeping in his car outside the home of another woman whom he described as his "girlfriend."

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-girlfriend pleads not guilty to being accessory

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The ex-girlfriend of a California man charged with beheading a neighbor and killing a friend has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the deaths of the Orange Coast College students.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Arizona are looking for an 11-year-old girl with leukemia who is at risk of a deadly infection after her parents inexplicably took her out of a Phoenix hospital last week.

December 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: LA port strike to go to federal mediation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal mediator will be called in to help resolve an eight-day strike that has cost the economy billions of dollars while paralyzing the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, officials said Tuesday.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House, GOP unveil opening budget offers

The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including previously enacted cuts ($1 trillion) and savings from reduced costs for overseas military operations ($800 billion), as well as interest payments on the national debt ($600 billion).

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Regulators clear Disney purchase of Lucasfilm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal antitrust regulators have cleared Disney's $4 billion deal to buy Lucasfilm, the filmmaking empire behind the "Star Wars" franchise.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jailed L.A. assessor wants birthday bail money

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Supporters of Los Angeles County's jailed assessor are pleading for bail money as a birthday gift for the bribery defendant.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge tosses Asian carp suit; states can amend it

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by five states that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but said he would consider new arguments if the case were filed again.

December 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptian protest turns violent outside palace

CAIRO (AP) - Police have fired tear gas to stop protesters from approaching the presidential palace in Cairo as tens of thousands take to the streets to demonstrate against the assumption of nearly absolute powers by the nation's Islamist leader.

December 04, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Carbon monoxide sickens 42 kids at Ga. school

ATLANTA (AP) - Potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels at an Atlanta elementary school with no detectors sent at least 42 students and seven adults to hospitals Monday and forced 500 more to evacuate, authorities said.

December 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Officer killed in Beverly Hills truck crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A cement truck smashed into a pickup truck Friday, killing an off-duty Los Angeles police detective on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago.

May 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx truck is rolled after collision

Three L.A. County Fire engine companies responded to a traffic collision between a Honda Civic and Federal Express truck that rolled on its side on Rye Canyon Road at Avenue Scott in Valencia on Friday afternoon. Hazardous Materials Task Force 150 responded when it was reported that the truck may had been transporting hazardous materials. Later it was determined that the materials had not leaked. Minor injuries were reported at the scene but no one was transported to the hospital. Rye Canyon Road was closed between Avenue Scott and Avenue Stanford for more than an hour during the incident.

May 09, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Signal AP


California fire chief eludes statewide manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After a week of futility, authorities appeared no closer Friday to finding a state fire battalion chief being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside their home near Sacramento.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


War hero, Olympian Zamperini to lead Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade on Friday.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man back in prison for 90 years after court error

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead in Southern California murder-suicide

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A 28-year-old man shot and killed three members of a Southern California family before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

DENVER (AP) - Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighters intercept 2 aircraft in LA no-fly zone

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama's Los Angeles visit.

May 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in N. Cal. mobile home fire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered the bodies of two people inside a San Francisco Bay Area mobile home that was destroyed by fire.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Federal police on Wednesday threatened to stage a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if Brazil's government doesn't increase their pay and improve working conditions.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb kills 9 troops in Pakistan near Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed nine paramilitary soldiers on Thursday, the army said. The attack came as the Pakistani military test-fired a ballistic missile it said could carry a nuclear warhead, an exercise meant to showcase the nuclear-armed nation's capabilities.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuelan officials break up protesters' camps

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting 243 people Thursday in a pre-dawn raid.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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