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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Lakers lose game and touted rookie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff fires 1 after San Francisco hospital death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff's Department officials say one staff member has been fired, two have been suspended, and five others are facing discipline a year after the body of a 57-year-old hospital patient was found in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her room.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

By all means, see David Fincher's gloriously pulpy "Gone Girl," the elegant, surreal comedy "Birdman," the percussive and intelligent indie "Whiplash" and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour." But before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" arrives and wipes everyone's brains, here are three films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season:

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

NEW YORK (AP) - Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed against California shooting suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said - an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Top UN Ebola official: new cases poorly tracked

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ebola nurse who was quarantined now in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - The lawyer for nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she's seeking time to decompress in Maine.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks drift as oil slips and Europe struggles

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks drifted sideways Monday afternoon as the price of oil edged lower and more gloomy news about the global economy emerged.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Premier: Israel will build in all of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister pledged Monday to keep building in east Jerusalem, despite stiff international criticism and recent rising tensions between Jews and Arabs in the city.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts

WASHINGTON (AP) - While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine looks to reform with an eye on Europe

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - As Ukraine's most ardently pro-European parties pocketed a resounding collective election triumph Monday, thoughts turned to a reform agenda that promises pain and progress in equal doses.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

BEIRUT (AP) - An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

BOSTON (AP) - A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

January 27, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar - the people they see on TV and in the movies.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

January 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Identical twins who spilled cartel secrets to be sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) - In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

January 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial.

January 26, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

NEW YORK (AP) - The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

January 26, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian government is responsible for the latest increase in violence.

January 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."

January 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

January 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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