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States react to Obama offer to pay to reopen parks

Ten days after the partial shutdown of the federal government shuttered the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon and other national parks, the Obama administration has offered to let states foot the bill to reopen parks within their borders. Here's how states are reacting to the offer:

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. is first state to ban lead ammo for hunting

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has become the first state to ban lead bullets for all types of hunting after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday over objections from firearms and sporting groups.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mount Rushmore to reopen amid fed shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Obama administration's willingness to reopen national parks shuttered by the government shutdown came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won't see again.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Bionic man' walks, breathes with artificial parts

NEW YORK (AP) - Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Workers try to cap gas leak in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Some businesses are being evacuated and two blocks of downtown San Luis Obispo are being blocked off because of a high-pressure gas leak at a construction site.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man arrested in terrorism investigation

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man was arrested Friday after being indicted on charges of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and lying on a U.S. passport application to facilitate an act of terrorism.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EDC wins Award

SANTA CLARITA, CA (Oct. 11, 2013) Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of Magazines for communities with populations of 200,000 – 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

October 11, 2013 | Source: SCVEDC | Signal AP


Obamacare a success so far? It's hard to say

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - After more than a week in action, is a key feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul a success or a bust? Judging by the dearth of data, it's virtually impossible to say.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shutdown puts businesses, foreign workers in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown has left high-skilled immigrant workers and the companies that employ them in limbo.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


German groom forgets bride at gas station

BERLIN (AP) - A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chemical weapons watchdog group wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Efforts to eliminate chemical weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for the global watchdog trying to destroy Syria's stockpiles of nerve gas and other poisonous agents.

October 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury: Toyota not liable for death of Calif. woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Thursday that Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani girl, 16, survivor of Taliban, visits US

NEW YORK (AP) - A defiant 16-year-old Pakistani girl whose advocacy for education made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt a year and a day ago told an audience in New York on Thursday she one day hopes to become her country's prime minister.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen - as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.

October 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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