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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Army unit in Mexico killings has past controversy

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An army officer and seven soldiers who face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico belong to an army battalion with a history of incidents.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coach: Missing UVa. Woman witty, with dry humor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Yellow ribbons adorn the streets of Hannah Graham's northern Virginia neighborhood, symbols of hope in a community devastated by the disappearance of a woman known for her intelligence, wit and dry sense of humor.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Ride-sharing firms threatened with legal action

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wife of Randy Jackson of 'Idol' fame seeks divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has filed for divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

LONDON (AP) - Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clooney, fiancee arrive in Venice for wedding

VENICE, Italy (AP) - George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on Friday for their weekend wedding extravaganza, accompanied by loved ones and trailed by a clutch of photographers who recorded their passage along the picturesque Grand Canal.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Fire at air traffic center halts Chicago flights

CHICAGO (AP) - All flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation's air travel network.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A day of light rain brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire Thursday, dramatically reducing the number of homes that are threatened by the flames from several thousand to just hundreds.

September 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California woman clawed, bitten in bear attack

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) - A California woman is recovering from scratches, a bite and a broken rib after being attacked by a black bear that chased her dogs through an avocado grove.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain helps efforts to control huge California fire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.

September 25, 2014 | | Signal AP


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Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2015 financial markets preview

NEW YORK (AP) - Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Salvation Army: Boston jewelry gifts 'contagious'

BOSTON (AP) - What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winter weather turns the West white

Winter weather turned the West white on Friday.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap

TOKYO (AP) - Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California gears up for immigrant driver's licenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks close higher, extending gains for the week

Wall Street's "Santa Claus" rally kept delivering gifts a day after Christmas.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket

NEW YORK (AP) - The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue

NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas came on time this year for most people.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: People slide down bedsheets to escape LA motel fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential motel near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists take on Christmas tree needles

NEW YORK (AP) - The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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