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Archive By Section - 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


Police: Son shot parents in San Diego homicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego doctor and his wife were fatally shot in their home by their 22-year-old son, who was arrested after he tried to slip past police tape near the scene, police said Saturday.

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


16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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


Storms could wallop parts of Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A series of storms headed toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than the region has seen so far this season, forecasters said.

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


California jails see surge in drug smuggling

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars.

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


2 arrests after shoppers fight in Tustin

TUSTIN (AP) - Two women have been arrested after an early morning Black Friday fight among shoppers at a store in Tustin.

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


National monument supporters in California get antsy

WASHINGTON (AP) - California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine country.

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


Los Angeles airport could see delays due to runway project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport could face flight delays due to a four-year construction project aimed at increasing the size of safety areas at the ends of its runways.

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


Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

LONG BEACH (AP) - Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

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


UPDATE: 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) - A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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


UPDATE: Congress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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


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