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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

SINGAPORE (AP) - The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.

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


Google exec leaps from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women on front lines against IS

SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stow shouts 'Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears - with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws - far away from humans.

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


Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

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


Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

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


Arrests made in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim police say they have arrested two men in the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot while playing outside her apartment.

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


Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

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


School worker tried to stop Wash. shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


16 killed in China coal mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other.

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


Kia recalling nearly 87,000 Fortes because of fire risk

Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man searching by plane finds body of missing son off Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The body of a missing 20-year-old college student has been found in the waters off Mexico by his father, who was searching for him from a plane.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

MADRID (AP) - Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.

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


Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week's big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers from around the world said Saturday.

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


Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

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


Japan, US condemn unverified video claiming IS hostage dead

TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.

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


Snow, slush cover Northeast as winter storm climbs coast

BOSTON (AP) - Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating on New York City and Philadelphia before moving into New England.

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


GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

ATLANTA (AP) - A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

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


Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coachella party Neon Carnival to make Super Bowl debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl.

January 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free man.

January 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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