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Archive By Section - 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


Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon champ Jeptoo fails doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


China's moon orbiter returns

BEIJING (AP) - China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks end month at a record high

NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 burned in hash-oil apartment blast

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

SANTA ANA (AP) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed Friday while walking at an intersection.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican judge releases jailed Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fourth teen dies in school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man found in bed with 10-year-old arrested

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities making Halloween probation checks on convicted sex offenders have arrested a man in Pomona after allegedly finding him in bed with a 10-year-old girl.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm dampens Giants parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A much-needed, if poorly timed, storm rolled into California, dampening the Giants' World Series championship parade in San Francisco and promising to force candy-seeking ghosts and witches throughout Northern California to cover up with rain jackets in the evening.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

NEW YORK (AP) - A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 - a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.

January 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney General nominee picks up GOP support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Key Republicans heaped praise on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch Thursday and one senior lawmaker announced his outright endorsement, setting the stage for Lynch's confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.

January 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity

DETROIT (AP) - Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injured

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.

January 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4-alarm fire in San Francisco building kills 1, injures 4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire officials say one person is dead and at least four people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco's Mission District.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


DMV releases stats for undocumented worker driver's licenses issued

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released preliminary statistics for implementation of Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) for the third full week of implementation data.

January 28, 2015 | Source: California Department of Motor Vehicles | Signal AP


Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

January 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

January 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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