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UPDATE: I-5 reopened through Grapevine

The California Highway Patrol reopened Interstate 5 through the Grapevine early today after the pass was shut down due to overnight snow.

March 08, 2013 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Signal AP


US household wealth regains pre-recession peak

WASHINGTON (AP) - It took 5½ years.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in LA police standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman killed a man, opened fire on police and holed himself up in a Watts home with three children inside before shooting himself, police said Friday.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican conclave expected to start soon

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican said Friday the conclave to elect a new pope will likely start in the first few days of next week, signaling that cardinals are coming to an end of discussions about the state of the church and who best among them might lead it.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Slow-moving storm plagues New England

BOSTON (AP) - A slow-moving storm centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and turned the morning commute in the region into a slushy crawl.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Giffords, Tucson victims call for new gun controls

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - It was the place where former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last spoke and walked without limitations; where Emily Nottingham's son became the first Congressional aide to die in the line of duty; where a 9-year-old girl was gunned down while waiting to shake hands with a politician.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slain Santa Cruz officers honored in memorial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - She was an adventurer, a traveler who loved her small beach town and spent weekends enjoying its parks and beaches with her partner and two young boys.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US unemployment falls to 7.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The strong job growth showed that employers are confident about the economy despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican extradited to US under new president

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An alleged drug trafficker was extradited from Mexico on Thursday to face charges in San Diego that he oversaw efforts to bring methamphetamine to the U.S., authorities said.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Carjacking victim wants $1.2M for Dorner arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A scout camp ranger says he's entitled to the $1.2 million reward for giving information leading authorities to surround ex-LA cop Christopher Dorner before he killed himself in a Big Bear cabin.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kelly Osbourne recovering after fainting on E! set

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kelly Osbourne was hospitalized Thursday after fainting on the set of the E! network's "Fashion Police."

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State says San Bernardino mishandled over $500

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - California's controller has issued a report accusing the bankrupt city of San Bernardino of failing to transfer more than $500 million in redevelopment funds.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sewage to head to Kings County farms

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - When Los Angeles residents flush their toilets, they could soon be helping fertilize crops in Kings County.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers give initial OK to Medi-Cal expansion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a pair of bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Illinois deal on fracking could be national model

CHICAGO (AP) - After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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