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Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to 'party'

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Prisoner takes guard's gun, escapes from hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search, police said.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that a box he asked her to get rid of smelled skunky and she thought it contained marijuana.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

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


Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

CHICAGO (AP) - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

March 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said.

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


Police: 2nd body found 3 days after NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) - Emergency workers found a second body Sunday in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan's East Village, police said.

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


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California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

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


Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended up walking toward Canada when their ride backed out - finally splitting up in their final days of freedom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Railroad official asks digital map firms to mark crossings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) - Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no power

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend, killing all three people on board, calmly told an air traffic controller he has no engine power and is gliding in the minutes before impact.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spain, Portugal issue health alerts amid scorching temps

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Spain and Portugal both issued weather alerts Monday, advising residents to take extra care as temperatures soared above 40 C (104 F) in some southern areas.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers.

June 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the prime minister announcing Greek banks would remain shut indefinitely and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.

June 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkish police use water cannons to clear gay pride rally

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away.

June 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.

June 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Whitey Bulger writes teens in letter: 'My life was wasted'

BOSTON (AP) - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger had some advice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime doesn't pay.

June 28, 2015 | By Jim Holt | Signal AP


2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) - The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers, a sheriff said.

June 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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