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Obama in California to raise cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off his strongest fundraising month this year, President Barack Obama is looking to raise millions of dollars from celebrities and wealthy donors in California with just one month left in a tightening race.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Recycling fraud rampant in state

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rampant fraud within California's recycling redemption program is costing the state millions, as scammers drive trucks full of cans across the border from Nevada and Arizona to collect nickels on deposits that were never paid.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record-breaking gas prices--again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican opera singer charged with drug trafficking

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An up-and-coming Mexican opera singer is being charged with drug trafficking after he caught driving a car stuffed with methamphetamine in San Diego County.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American says it has fixed seats on 42 planes

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines says it has repaired 42 of 48 planes that were pulled aside and inspected because the seats could come loose.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homemade explosive device found in San Mateo park

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - San Mateo police have cleared out a community park after a work crew found what a police spokesman is calling a "homemade explosive device."

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NC family hopes for release of man in Ga. prison

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - For seven years, Anita McNeil has tried to move on from what she calls "the incident" - that day in December 2005 when her husband shot and killed a man who threatened him outside their home in Georgia.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy commissions destroyer named after NY SEAL

NEW YORK (AP) - In a ceremony that was more joyful than solemn, the U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned the USS Michael Murphy, a sleek new warship named for a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan at age 29.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US unemployment below 8 pct, first time since 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Barack Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Environmental activist to serve out sentence in UT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental activist who disrupted an oil and gas auction for land near Utah's national parks will finish out the final six months of a federal sentence at a Salt Lake City halfway house.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Honda recalls 2002-2006 CR-V for fire risk

DETROIT (AP) - Honda Motor Co. is recalling CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years because an electrical switch in the driver's side door could melt and cause a fire.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria vows to 'crush' rebels, launches new attacks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's military will "crush" armed rebels, President Bashar Assad's defense minister warned Saturday, as the regime shelled rebel positions in two cities and near the Lebanese border in a widening offensive.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 US troops, 2 Afghan policemen killed in fighting

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents on Saturday killed two American troops in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the U.S. military said.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

KEENE, Calif. (AP) - Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California's gas prices top all-time high

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.

October 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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