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Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) - Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed - an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'A.D.' creators reach globally to round out diverse cast

NEW YORK (AP) - You may know the characters in "A.D. The Bible Continues" - but if the actors are less familiar, the creators of the upcoming series aren't complaining: They say they cast a wide, international net to find a group of diverse actors to tell the story.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

April 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Airbnb offers Cuba lodgings in major US business expansion

HAVANA (AP) - The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.

April 02, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The United States, Iran and five other world powers say they've reached an understanding that will direct them toward achieving a comprehensive nuclear agreement within three months.

April 02, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

April 02, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.

April 02, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATED; Gunmen kill more than 70 at university in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Al-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing more than 70 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said. Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces.

April 02, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions from his landmark Crystal Cathedral only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88.

April 02, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion

HAVANA (AP) - The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.

April 01, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police find teenage girl they had thought was with inmate

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say they've found a 15-year-old girl who they had thought to be in the company of convicted murderer who escaped from jail.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court filing by Andrew Getty, the oil heir found dead in Los Angeles, says he had a serious health problem.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.

April 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - For Bill Clinton, the timing of President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must seem auspicious. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Solid hiring, lower US unemployment rate, but wages flat

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.

July 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$3 million restoration project improves Alcatraz Island

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than a million people visit Alcatraz Island every year to see the shuttered prison sitting in the San Francisco Bay, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie about the great escape of three prisoners in the early 1960s.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woods returns to The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

July 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Confidential UN report gives positive nuclear review of Iran

VIENNA (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) - All he did was ask to go home.

July 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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