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Caroline Kennedy returns to poetry for 10th book

NEW YORK (AP) - Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother's scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom.

April 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drug maker loses India patent battle

NEW DELHI (AP) - A lawyer for healthcare activists says India's Supreme Court has rejected drug maker Novartis AG's right to patent a new version of a lifesaving cancer drug.

April 01, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: LA police still seek transient in girl's abduction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A transient with a long criminal record is being sought in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched from her San Fernando Valley home before dawn last week and abandoned hours later in front of a hospital.

April 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 die in fiery crash on 118 Fwy

GRANADA HILLS (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a fiery crash involving a big-rig and several cars has killed two people and snarled traffic on a Los Angeles freeway.

April 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NKorea's parliament meets amid nuclear tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - After weeks of war-like rhetoric, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gathered legislators Monday for an annual spring parliamentary session taking place one day after top party officials adopted a statement declaring building nuclear weapons and the economy the nation's top priorities.

April 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teachers union backs new discipline law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest teachers union is backing a measure that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct after successfully fighting a similar proposal last year.

April 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed in 95-vehicle pileup at Virginia-NC line

GALAX, Va. (AP) - Nearly 100 vehicles crashed Sunday along a mountainous, foggy stretch of interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border, killing three people and injuring 25 others.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus

BERLIN (AP) - An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4 hurt in crash, attack at San Jose Wal-Mart

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Four people were hurt Sunday when a driver crashed his vehicle into a Wal-Mart in California and assaulted people in the store, police said.

March 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'G.I. Joe' commands No. 1 at box office with $41M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a nine-month delay, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" deployed to the top spot at the box office.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Malibu homeowners struggle with beach-saving plan

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Malibu's celebrity haven of Broad Beach is struggling to survive as nature chews away at the shoreline and a $20 million effort to replace sand appears to be stuck in the mud.

March 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


7 hurt as patrol car, minivan collide in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say an accident involving a sheriff's patrol car in downtown Los Angeles has injured seven people, four seriously.

March 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 from SoCal family die in Nev. crash

Five members of a Southern California family were killed in southern Nevada when their van was rear-ended by an 18-year-old driver who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

March 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in Mission Hills crash

MISSION HILLS (AP) - Los Angeles police say a head-on crash has killed three people in the Mission Hills area.

March 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope prays for Middle East, Korean peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula after celebrating Mass at an outdoor altar before more than 250,000 people in flower-bedecked St. Peter's Square.

March 31, 2013 | By 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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