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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Doubts chip away at nation's most trusted agencies

Even as Americans' trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country's protection.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hong Kong protests promise political change

HONG KONG (AP) - Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) - Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead after boat capsizes off coast

BODEGA BAY (AP) - A large wave capsized a fishing boat off the coast of Northern California Saturday, leaving four of the five people aboard dead, authorities said.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


November snow surprises Southeast

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN panel adopts landmark climate report

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP officer charged in nude photo scandal

MARTINEZ (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a former California Highway Patrol officer with two felonies after women he arrested on suspicion of drunken driving accused him of stealing explicit photos from their cellphones.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tech execs running the commercial space race

NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company is reeling from the loss of SpaceShipTwo, which crashed in California's Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of its pilots and seriously injuring the other. Branson, a billionaire business mogul whose Virgin group of companies have ranged from music to airlines to mobile phones, founded Virgin Galactic ten years ago with the aim of offering flights to the edge of space for anyone who could pay the $250,000 price tag. The future of Virgin's commercial suborbital flight program is unclear in the wake of the tragic accident.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House Democrats mutter about less outside spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmentalists, labor and women's groups that spent more than $29 million to help House Democrats in 2012 have put up barely a quarter of that amount this year, sparking grumbling among party strategists that is likely to grow louder after Election Day.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm welcomed start to winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say about half an inch of rain fell over the Los Angeles area in the winter's first good storm.

November 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Team arrives to probe spacecraft crash

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Federal accident investigators arrived Saturday to begin a probe into the cause of an accident that destroyed a prototype space tourism rocket ship during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another.

November 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | 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


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Ex-Mexican Mafia leader makes bid for freedom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Records show an ex-Mexican Mafia leader whose talk with a group of business executives and police officials drew criticism this week has been helped by his close relationship with law enforcement to make a bid for freedom.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

NEW YORK (AP) - Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community, including long-time foes the U.S. and Iran, rallied in support of Nigeria against the militants.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO (AP) - An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations to save the man and heightening fears for the life a Jordanian fighter pilot also held hostage.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Rolled Sleeves Bandit' tied to 7 bank robberies in custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man dubbed the "Rolled Sleeves Bandit" who was tied to seven Southern California bank robberies is now in custody.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California courts innovate small changes despite budget cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two days a month, Judge James Mize dials back the drama, anger and misery he usually sees in his family law courtroom to help couples complete simple divorces so they can get on with their lives.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

NEW YORK (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.

January 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

January 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marine gets 11 years for DUI crash that killed 3 others

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a drunken driving for a crash that killed three of his friends and fellow servicemen in Southern California.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said.

January 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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