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Hundreds honor information activist Swartz in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron Swartz called for changing computer-crime laws and the legal system itself.

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


Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert

WASHINGTON (AP) - Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.

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


Inauguration-goers flock to capital

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher who appeared in porn can appeal dismissal

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A middle-school science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies has until Feb. 13 to decide whether to appeal the decision dismissing her from the classroom.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Hundreds rally nationwide against gun measures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of gun owners and Second Amendment advocates rallied in state capitals nationwide Saturday, days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of federal gun-control proposals.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 23 hostages, all militants dead in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Te'o gives some answers

NEW YORK (AP) - Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota settlement may signal future legal strategy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As Toyota Motor Corp. chips away at settling lawsuits claiming its vehicles suddenly accelerate, the question remains whether attorneys who sued could prove to a jury there was a design flaw.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong emotional when talking about son

CHICAGO (AP) - Lance Armstrong finally cracked.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former border officer gets 8 months for corruption

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday for allowing his brother-in-law - a wanted migrant smuggler - to get through his inspection lane.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


19 hostages dead in Algerian crisis

AIN AMENAS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert on Saturday in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments. At least 19 hostages and 29 Islamist militants have been killed.

January 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Too soon for Calif. to control inmate care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, a federal court overseer said Friday in dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu season 'bad one for the elderly,' CDC says

The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leader: House to vote on debt limit increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-doping officials say Armstrong must say more

For anti-doping officials, Lance Armstrong's admission of cheating was only a start. Now they want him to give details - lots of them - to clean up his sport.

January 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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