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US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

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


Campus' sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

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


Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday.

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


NTSB faults pilot 'mismanagement' in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

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


California drought helps coho salmon migration

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - California's drought has spelled bad news for many of the state's fish. But in a twist, it appears to have been a boon to coho salmon migrating from a Northern California creek.

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


Methodist panel overturns pastor's defrocking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A pastor who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

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


Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

DENVER (AP) - Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

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


Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurdish leader cites 'new reality' in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-UK editor Coulson convicted of phone hacking

LONDON (AP) - Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Half of Californians still support Obama

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that half of all Californians approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, a sharp contrast with his lower approval ratings in the rest of the country.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) - Police say four people were arrested in the Los Angeles area after celebrations of Mexico's advancement into the next round of soccer's World Cup grew rowdy and poured into the street.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has lost its jitters.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark

NEW YORK (AP) - A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

LONDON (AP) - New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically - the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone - unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 30 countries are setting the first-ever deadline to halt deforestation by 2030 to curb global warming.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - A filmmaker says a survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania appears in an upcoming documentary about Vietnam War re-enactors.

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US, allies hit IS strongholds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said. President Barack Obama declared Arab support for the airstrikes "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."

September 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has run through two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists.

September 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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