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Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court takes up dispute over California raisins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July

NEW YORK (AP) - The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed deal would restore wins for Penn St., Joe Paterno

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The NCAA on Friday announced a proposed agreement that would restore 112 wins by the school's football team that were wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and would put the late Joe Paterno back as the winningest coach in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans plan to offer their own solutions on immigration

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales rise in December on stronger economy

AN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales jumped in December, buoyed by a stronger economy and lower interest rates, a research firm said Thursday. Prices rose modestly.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California agency releasing more state water after storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials say that December storms have allowed the state to send more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Mexico has started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States. The goal is to make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 more California measles cases tied to Disney outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 each

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rioting, looting in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

April 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near many homes in SFV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ten threatened homes were briefly evacuated before firefighters surrounded a wildfire that burned in a heavily populated suburban neighborhood of Los Angeles.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations

BEIRUT (AP) - Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Truckers at huge seaport complex strike; impact minimal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of truck drivers who haul goods from docks at the nation's busiest seaport complex walked off the job Monday in a dispute over their earnings and employment status, but the impact on international commerce did not appear to be significant.

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


Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.

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


Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should be executed or spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.

April 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life

BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother.

April 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000

8:45 p.m. (1500 GMT, 11 a.m. EDT)

April 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

LOME, Togo (AP) - Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989

SANTA ANA (AP) - An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

April 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Family, friends in Baltimore mourn death of arrested man

BALTIMORE (AP) - A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.

April 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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