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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

NEW YORK (AP) - Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Details about Eric Frein capture

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) - Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon champ Jeptoo fails doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


China's moon orbiter returns

BEIJING (AP) - China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks end month at a record high

NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 burned in hash-oil apartment blast

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

SANTA ANA (AP) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed Friday while walking at an intersection.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican judge releases jailed Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fourth teen dies in school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man found in bed with 10-year-old arrested

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities making Halloween probation checks on convicted sex offenders have arrested a man in Pomona after allegedly finding him in bed with a 10-year-old girl.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm dampens Giants parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A much-needed, if poorly timed, storm rolled into California, dampening the Giants' World Series championship parade in San Francisco and promising to force candy-seeking ghosts and witches throughout Northern California to cover up with rain jackets in the evening.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.

January 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pediatric nurse pleads guilty to molesting 2-month-old boy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego pediatric nurse who molested a 2-month-old premature boy in his care and made lewd photos of a baby girl has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting them and distributing child pornography.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

January 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, according to a prosecutor.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge won't unseal documents in California family's deaths

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A judge has denied news media requests to unseal search warrant affidavits and other documents in the prosecution of a man accused of killing a California family of four whose bodies were found in desert graves.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney won't run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.

January 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

NEW YORK (AP) - A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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