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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Black Friday weekend slows down as allure fades

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday fatigue is setting in.

November 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cyber Monday gears up to get online shoppers hyped

NEW YORK (AP) - After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.

November 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hong Kong activists, police clash outside govt HQ

HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police as they tried to surround Hong Kong government headquarters late Sunday, stepping up their movement for genuine democratic reforms after camping out on the city's streets for more than two months.

November 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson jurors faced safety fears, lots of work

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The grand jury responsible for reviewing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown faced "an awesome burden" and "an awful lot of work."

November 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

NEW YORK (AP) - For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.

November 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Now that he's gone, supporters are turning to the musical arts to help immortalize him.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sailors rescued after abandoning grounded sloop

Volvo Ocean Race officials said nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind have been rescued after abandoning their 65-foot racing sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Friday sales fall as sales start earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teens now have a say in New York City's government

NEW YORK (AP) - Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California refuge puts down former zoo elephant

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California sanctuary for circus and zoo animals has euthanized a 55-year-old elephant named Annie.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


N is for nuptials as NYC pair weds on subway train

NEW YORK (AP) - A young couple in New York City decided they spent so much time on the subway they might as well get married there.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder charges against Egypt's Mubarak dismissed

CAIRO (AP) - A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High school head injury lawsuit filed

CHICAGO (AP) - A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body - in this case the Illinois High School Association - saying it didn't do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn't do enough to protect current players.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) - Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

SACRAMENTO (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games - activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

MOSCOW (AP) - Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie to headline California GOP convention lunch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in California, making his pitch to donors as he considers a run for president in 2016.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

NEW YORK (AP) - The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

BOSTON (AP) - Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm could dump snow, rain on Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's suffering ski resorts could get a healthy dose of snow this weekend as a storm moves through the region.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stolen NASCAR race car found

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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