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U.S.: Racial policy in Calif prison riots breaks law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Fire damages residential high-rise in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight people, including a young girl in critical condition, were taken to hospitals on Friday with injuries sustained in a residential high-rise fire in Los Angeles that was mostly confined to one apartment, authorities said.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stepmom of teen accused in Fla. bullying arrested

The stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California faith healer, pilot in Kan. plane crash

DERBY, Kan. (AP) - A traveling California faith healer and his pilot died Friday morning when their small Texas-bound plane crashed soon after taking off from a Kansas airport, authorities said.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers' tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid - more than 300 times over - by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US says racial policy in Calif. prisons breaks law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after riots based on their race.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man pleads guilty to possessing pipe bombs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of pipe bombs after several were found in his car at a New Mexico border inspection.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Just hours after winning a coveted place on the U.N. Security Council for the first time, Saudi Arabia did a stunning about-face Friday and rejected the seat, denouncing the body for failing to resolve world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.

October 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Season of uncertainty for stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas?

October 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Brenner, nun to Tijuana prison inmates, dies at 86

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Antonia Brenner, an American nun who was raised in Beverly Hills and abandoned a life of privilege to live in a notorious Mexican prison, has died at the age of 86.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing a truck lane on southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

October 18, 2013 | SOURCE: Caltrans | Signal AP


Mega Millions game revamped with bigger prizes

ATLANTA (AP) - Lottery officials say the Mega Millions game will have bigger and faster growing jackpots as a result of a series of upcoming changes.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train strike clogs San Francisco-area highways

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco Bay area transit workers are on strike for the second time since July, scrambling the morning commute for hundreds of thousands of workers who were up before dawn to clog highways, swarm buses and shiver on ferry decks as they found alternative ways to the office.

October 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Harper Lee sues hometown museum in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


George H.W. Bush donates wild socks to charity

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush says his wife is getting fed up with his flashy socks, so he's donated an exceptional pair of bright, cactus-themed socks to a church fundraiser.

October 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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