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Meningitis deaths cause scare in L.A. gay community

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NRA's quest to expand gun rights takes it to court

The San Diego County sheriff denied Edward Peruta a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Christopher Haga's gun collection was seized, and he was charged with crimes after he was mistakenly linked to a theft of assault weapons from a Fresno-area military base.

April 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College-readiness not keeping up in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fewer than 4 in 10 students are meeting the minimum requirement to be eligible for a California public university, fueling worries that the state will have a shortage of college-educated workers.

April 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Samsung Electronics is adding two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.

April 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. senator, others indicted in corruption case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator and more than two dozen others have been formally indicted in a sweeping San Francisco political corruption case.

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


Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it?

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - As deaths from heroin and powerful painkillers skyrocket nationwide, governments and clinics are working to put a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose into the hands of more paramedics, police officers and the people advocates say are the most critical group - people who abuse drugs, and their friends and families.

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


I-215 to be closed overnight in Grand Terrace

GRAND TERRACE, Calif. (AP) - A stretch of freeway in San Bernardino County will be closed overnight as crews swing into place a massive railroad bridge span.

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


Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

NEW YORK (AP) - Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old.

April 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. winter job growth solid

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

April 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House defends 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval.

April 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


British sailor praises mates after ocean rescue

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Halfway between China and San Francisco, British sailor Andrew Taylor suddenly found himself floating alone in the cold, rough North Pacific.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they're waiting for medical care.

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


Supreme Court to decide Texas execution drug case

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for a serial killer have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution until the state releases information about who supplied its new lethal injection drug stock.

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


Army: Fort Hood gunman showed no previous violence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier who killed three people before committing suicide in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009 had shown no recent risks of violence, authorities said Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trauma warnings move from Internet to Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: What if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More renounce U.S. citizenship

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans celebrate Coen Bros.' film at Lebowski Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five NATO troops died in a British helicopter crash Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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