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Yoda, Indiana Jones statues unveiled at Calif park

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - Filmmaker George Lucas has unveiled statues of two of his most iconic and popular characters at a park in Northern California.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Filing: Gov doesn't want challenge to surveillance

CHICAGO (AP) - Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can't be challenged in the Supreme Court.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kardashian, West name baby girl North

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken a new direction in naming their baby girl.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SWAT responds to Imperial Beach disturbance

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County Sheriff's Department SWAT team is in a standoff with a man after a disturbance in Imperial Beach.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are finalizing a deal that could add dramatic security improvements to the U.S.-Mexico border and smooth the way for bipartisan Senate passage of far-reaching immigration legislation backed by President Barack Obama.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.

June 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, Legislature agree to fix records bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Seeking to quell a media outcry over access to public records, the governor's administration on Thursday said it agrees with a fix-it bill moving through the Legislature that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA allows OTC morning-after pill, lifts age limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning-after pill is finally going over-the-counter.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their most senior operatives at Guantanamo Bay, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai eased his opposition Thursday to joining planned peace talks.

June 21, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Watchdog faults background check of NSA leaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs for collecting phone records and Internet data - just as news media disclosed more information about those programs.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Starving cats, birds, pig rescued outside Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Animal advocates say they've rescued 61 animals including cats, birds and a potbellied pig that were starving at a makeshift shelter in rural Fresno County.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif man pleads guilty to smuggling fish bladders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toddler dies in Bakersfield house fire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler died after being trapped inside a burning house Bakersfield.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in $2 million N. Calif. marijuana bust

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state attorney general's office says four men are in custody after authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants worth $2 million during a Sacramento County raid.

June 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California voters consider secession

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With no divisive initiatives on the ballot Tuesday, the first statewide election under California's top-two system was not drawing much interest from voters despite some fiercely contested seats for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


APNewsBreak: Pilot on tape talks of teen stowaway

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - About an hour after a California teen was discovered on a Hawaii runway in April, a nonplussed pilot preparing to depart tells air traffic controllers he will be a bit delayed because "a guy is seeming to have stowed away in the landing gear from San Jose to Maui."

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP seeks inroads in solidly Democratic California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic Party's grip on California politics get an early test of their prospects when primary voters select nominees for eight statewide offices.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: San Francisco man had bomb components

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A search of the San Francisco apartment of a social media expert turned up ball bearings, screws and components needed to make a homemade bomb, the FBI said in an affidavit unsealed Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Touch and go on Bergdahl release until very end

WASHINGTON (AP) - Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Blue Angels commander gets letter of reprimand

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy has decided to give a letter of reprimand to a former Blue Angels commander accused of allowing sexual harassment in the workplace during his time as leader of the famed precision flying team.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: U.S. to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan air force jet crashes, killing 3

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistan air force fighter jet crashed into the country's largest city after a technical fault Tuesday, killing two pilots and a civilian on the ground, authorities said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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