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Brown defends California steps to fight climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has told attendees at an environmental conference that climate change must be solved or humans may one day be forced to live on another planet.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaida affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


France explores idea of arming Syrian rebels

PARIS (AP) - France raised the possibility Thursday of sending "defensive weapons" to Syria's rebels, but Russia warned that such a move would violate international law.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and armed groups in the Gaza Strip.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb scare shuts down LA's Union Station

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Union Station in downtown Los Angeles has reopened after a bomb scare forced a temporary shutdown of the bus, train and subway hub.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chico State suspends Greek activities after death

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Chico State University suspended all Greek activities Thursday after the death of a student who drank too much alcohol while celebrating his 21st birthday.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filner elected San Diego mayor in hard-fought race

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The nation's eighth-largest city has elected a veteran congressman as its first Democratic mayor in two decades.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report finds systemic flaws with LAFD data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A review of the Los Angeles Fire Department's response times has found that the agency used inaccurate data from its 30-year-old computerized dispatch network that should not be relied upon until they are recalculated.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Post office reports record loss of $15.9B for year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The struggling U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported an annual loss of a record $15.9 billion and forecast more red ink in 2013, capping a tumultuous year in which it was forced to default on billions in payments to avert bankruptcy.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heroin charge dropped vs. Bon Jovi's daughter

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) - Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rat kill Galapagos Islands targets 180 million

The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say - and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.

November 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mars rover Curiosity set to hit the road again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After playing in the sand, the Curiosity rover is poised to trek across the Martian landscape in search of a rock to drill into, scientists reported Thursday.

November 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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US mulls military action in Iraq

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. is contemplating military action in Iraq to quell the fast-moving insurgency because it has spent years investing in Iraq's future, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quake shakes Cajon Pass region

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A small earthquake has occurred in Southern California near the northeast end of the San Gabriel Mountains.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA controllers still working 'rattler' schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl back in US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, lawmakers face weekend budget deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in jury mistake killed; suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home prices rise slightly in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California home prices rose slightly to a new 6½-year high last month as tight inventories limited sales.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of the first World Cup match, but the demonstrations largely died down before kickoff.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Militant group to march on Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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