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AP poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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