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Kaiser Permanente lays off 530 Calif. workers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest HMOs, has laid off 530 employees in Southern California.

November 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Is giant reed a 'miracle plant' or the next kudzu?

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) - It's fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established.

November 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuba migration change eases return for defectors

HAVANA (AP) - Sydney Gregory has never met her father, an Olympic silver medalist in fencing who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002 when she was 15 days old. But he recently rang from Italy with good news: Papa's coming home to visit.

November 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 injured in Pasadena police helicopter crash

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Six people have been injured in a crash involving two Pasadena police helicopters.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How Hungry Girl shed the pounds without guilt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - She never set out to become the maven of guilt-free, fun-food dieting, the go-to girl for people who want to have their cake - and cheeseburgers and chili fries - and eat them, too, without getting fat.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 17 UCLA knocks off No. 21 USC 38-28

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - When Anthony Barr roared through the line and hit Matt Barkley squarely in the No. 7 on his back, the roar rising out of the Rose Bowl was loud enough for a whole city to hear.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Signals activated before float on tracks

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that killed military veterans.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crave a Twinkie? The price is going up fast online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twinkies are being sold on the Internet like exquisite delicacies.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


J.C. Penney CEO tries to change the way we shop

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain's mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to change the way we shop. Perhaps that's because this isn't the first time during Johnson's 30-year career that he's attempted what seemed impossible.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ecuador officials reject donkey as candidate

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 freshman TV series canceled at ABC, 1 at CBS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three low-rated new TV series are getting the ax.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hill leaders voice new confidence in deficit deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders from both parties voiced fresh optimism Friday after meeting with newly re-elected President Barack Obama about avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts that would hammer the middle class and risk plunging the economy into recession.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - A revolutionary Israeli rocket-defense system knocked down an incoming rocket fired by Gaza militants over the skies of this bustling metropolis on Saturday, eliciting cheers from relieved residents huddled in fear.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sheriff's deputy shot, 4 people in custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four people were taken into custody during an intense overnight search following a shooting that wounded a sheriff's deputy in south Los Angeles.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fourth-graders who flunk reading have faces marked

DECLO, Idaho (AP) - A fourth-grade teacher in southern Idaho is being criticized after having her students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of classmates who failed to meet reading goals.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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