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College launches research institute devoted to pot

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) - A public university located in one of California's prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.

November 26, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - The Coast Guard has ended a search for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful surf in Northern California.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


16 die in Pakistan after drinking cough syrup

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Sixteen people have died in Pakistan after drinking cough syrup suspected of being toxic, police said Monday after three additional victims expired in hospital.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-portfolio manager accused in insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) - A former hedge fund portfolio manager accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits by passing along inside information in one of the largest insider trading fraud cases in history appeared in a Manhattan court for the first time Monday and was released on $5 million bail, though his movements were restricted.

November 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Danish theater cancels Amy Winehouse play

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Amy Winehouse's father has stopped the performance in Denmark of a play about the late British singer, declining permission for the use of her music and photos in the production, officials said Monday.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel, militants begin talks on truce details

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'12 days of Christmas' items cost 6.1% more this year

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.

November 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Motorist shot in face on 110 freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A motorist has been shot in the face by a gunman firing from a passing car on a Los Angeles freeway.

November 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot killed when helicopter explodes

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - A pilot is dead after his helicopter exploded in flames at a Southern California airport refueling area.

November 26, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

NEW YORK (AP) - Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire at German workshop for disabled kills 14

BERLIN (AP) - A fire broke out Monday at a workshop for disabled people in southwestern Germany, killing 14 people and injuring at least six others, authorities said.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones mark 50th year with London show

LONDON (AP) - The Rolling Stones made a triumphant return to the London stage on Sunday night in the first of five concerts to mark the 50th anniversary of their debut as an American-oriented blues band.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a "blow to the morale of the regime" near President Bashar Assad's seat of power, while the bombardment of a village near the capital killed at least eight children.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Anthony detectives overlooked Google search

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida sheriff's office that investigated the disappearance of Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter overlooked evidence that someone in their home did a Google search for "fool-proof" suffocation methods on the day the girl was last seen alive.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Holiday shopping season off to record start

NEW YORK (AP) - If you make holiday shopping convenient, Americans will come in droves.

November 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


All 5 bodies recovered from Idaho plane crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The bodies of all five victims of a December plane crash have been recovered from the mountains of central Idaho.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charging Netflix at issue in open-Internet case

NEW YORK (AP) - Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require?

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


Obama to nominate Calif. businesswoman to lead SBA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rounding out his Cabinet, President Barack Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration.

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


Danish tourist gang-raped, Indian police say

NEW DELHI (AP) - A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she got lost and approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel, police said Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Students escaping chilly winter temperatures in southeastern New Mexico were congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym, waiting for classes to start when they heard a loud pop.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: NSA maps pathway into computers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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