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Archive By Section - Signal AP


UPDATE:Truck stalls on track before fiery train crash, 28 injured

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Key lawmaker, vets group leader disappointed in VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald drew expressions of disappointment but no demand for his resignation Tuesday, one day after he apologized for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces.

February 24, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: At least 8 dead in Czech restaurant shooting

PRAGUE (AP) - A man opened fire Tuesday in a restaurant in the Czech Republic, an attack that left at least eight people dead, the town's mayor said. It was the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Key lawmaker, vets group leader disappointed in VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key committee chairman and the head of the American Legion expressed disappointment Tuesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, who erroneously claimed he served in the military's special forces.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens hurt in Metrolink crash in Oxnard

OXNARD (AP) - A Metrolink train crashed into a truck and derailed early Tuesday, injuring dozens of people.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Water thefts on the rise in drought-stricken California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with meters to access one of the state's precious commodities - water.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) - The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded several Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a high-stakes civil trial.

February 23, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pace of new US measles cases slows a bit, officials report

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 154, with new cases scattered across five states, although the pace seems to have slowed.

February 23, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Agencies look to fine water thieves in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California water districts are looking to hike fines for meter cheaters and other people who steal water as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

February 23, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man critical after being hit by party bus near Los Angeles

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for the driver of a party bus that struck a pedestrian in California and dragged the man for more than 200 feet, leaving him seriously injured.

February 23, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to governors: DHS shutdown would hurt state economies

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on state economies and the nation's security.

February 23, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Winter swoops south, bringing freezing rain to North Texas

DALLAS (AP) - Winter hasn't loosened its grip on the U.S. just yet, as evidenced by freezing rain in North Texas and more arctic air in New England and New York on Monday.

February 23, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

February 23, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama at Arlington: Never stop paying tribute to the fallen

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

May 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled out nationally.

May 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

May 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said.

May 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California looks Down Under for drought advice

SYDNEY (AP) - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

May 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest on weather: Tornado warnings for Kansas, Missouri

8:05 p.m.

May 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

May 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.

May 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?

CANNES, France (AP) - Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.

May 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

May 24, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Signal AP


Defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment that raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.

May 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest in Cleveland: Protesters remember Tamir Rice

5:25 p.m.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sensation of 'Dope' continues at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) - A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he's sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the sensation of "Dope," his comic Los Angeles coming-of-age tale that sparked a bidding war this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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