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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Disney hikes ticket prices at US theme parks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive.

February 22, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east.

February 21, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurt Busch loses appeal to overturn NASCAR suspension

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kurt Busch lost his first appeal Saturday to have his NASCAR suspension lifted in time to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.

February 21, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, last September are illegitimate, hinting that he will seek to reclaim his power and office.

February 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Mexican Mafia chief lacks insight about role

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Former Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez has helped law enforcement for years, hasn't been disciplined in a decade and had support for his parole request from federal and state agencies and the corrections system itself.

February 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor-management peace is returning to West Coast seaports - and with it, eventually, the free flow of cargo across docks that handle about one-quarter of U.S. international trade.

February 21, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pentagon chief: US considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

February 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA mayoralty has been shaky launching pad for higher office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to be California's next U.S. senator, he's going to have to beat the jinx.

February 21, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in blast near NAACP office: Target was accountant

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man accused of setting off a small explosion last month that rattled nerves because of its proximity to a Colorado NAACP office says he was in a rage over his financial problems and was actually targeting his accountant, according to court documents filed Friday.

February 20, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.

February 20, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecution expert says 'American Sniper' suspect not insane

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-Marine charged with shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution expert said, suggesting the man may have gotten some of his ideas from the television show "Seinfeld."

February 20, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Helicopter towed by truck strikes California overpass

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and crashed into lanes, hitting at least two vehicles in Southern California.

February 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


University student charged with slashing sleeping roommate

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A university student stabbed his sleeping roommate in the throat, slashed his forehead and chased him to continue the attack when the victim broke free in their dormitory on a Northern California campus, prosecutors say.

February 20, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Virginia first lady sentenced to 1 year

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her husband's political career.

February 20, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen neighbor held in road-rage killing of Vegas mother

LAS VEGAS (AP) - With the suspected gunman in jail, police focused Friday on finding an accomplice in what they have portrayed as the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home.

February 20, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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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


B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King drew a 45-second standing ovation amid reflections and remembrances about his life and legacy at a memorial for more than 350 family and friends in Las Vegas.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) - At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.

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


California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.

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


California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.

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


Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school students.

May 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

PHOENIX (AP) - Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.

May 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California may set rules for police tracking of cellphones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are considering new regulations for technology that lets law enforcement intercept cellphone signals.

May 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities revealed Friday that more than one person must have been responsible for the slayings of four people inside a Washington family's mansion last week.

May 22, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

LONDON (AP) - British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.

May 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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