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San Diego mayor agrees to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Calif. wildfire spreads into Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have fled during the week as flames marched through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world's largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.

August 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Council overrides mayor's veto, OK's NYPD watchdog

NEW YORK (AP) - The City Council on Thursday overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vetoes to create a watchdog for the nation's biggest police department and make it easier to file profiling claims against officers amid applause from supporters and angry warnings from opponents.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Staff Sgt. Bales apologizes for Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids last year apologized for the first time for his "act of cowardice," but could not explain the atrocities to a military jury considering whether he should one day have a shot at freedom.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Injured recovering after tour bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 50 people were recovering from injuries after a tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino sideswiped a car and overturned along a Southern California freeway, authorities said.

August 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


I-5 Ramp Closures Advisory

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).

August 22, 2013 | Source: Caltrans press release | Signal AP


Ex-Patriot Hernandez indicted on murder charge

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crystal Cathedral memorial stones to be removed

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A plan to remove memorial stones from the landmark Crystal Cathedral in Southern California is drawing opposition from donors who paid thousands of dollars to honor loved ones.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Injured NY tourist's family thanks Dr. Oz for help

NEW YORK (AP) - The parents of a British tourist who was injured when a taxi jumped a curb said Thursday they are grateful for the help of bystanders including TV's Dr. Oz.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 50 injured in tour bus crash on Interstate 210

IRWINDALE (AP) - A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday, injuring 50 people on board, authorities said.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews closer to surrounding Southern Sierra fires

ALTA SIERRA, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires that shut down campgrounds in the southern Sierra Nevada have stopped growing and crews are close to surrounding them after days of hacking firelines through rugged timberland.

August 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: No question Hasan was Fort Hood gunman

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors asked jurors on Thursday to unanimously convict the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, insisting that evidence left "no question" that he planned and carried out the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor's fate unknown after settlement proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tentative deal has been reached involving the sexual harassment lawsuit against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner but it's unclear whether the agreement includes his resignation, something demanded by a chorus of fellow Democrats and a long line of women who say Filner mistreated them.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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