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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Lava that's slowly creeping into a rural Hawaii town is about the length of a basketball court from a house.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'

DENVER (AP) - A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game, touching off an extensive search by family and friends, told police he had "his fill of football" when he walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market - a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.

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


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army says eight soldiers have been killed during an operation in the country's Khyber tribal region.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) - A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

October 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers lose game and touted rookie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff fires 1 after San Francisco hospital death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff's Department officials say one staff member has been fired, two have been suspended, and five others are facing discipline a year after the body of a 57-year-old hospital patient was found in a stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her room.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

October 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

By all means, see David Fincher's gloriously pulpy "Gone Girl," the elegant, surreal comedy "Birdman," the percussive and intelligent indie "Whiplash" and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour." But before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" arrives and wipes everyone's brains, here are three films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season:

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

NEW YORK (AP) - Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

October 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed against California shooting suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two California sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.

October 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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 The 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


Prosecutors: Man suspected in wife's death is missing

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Orange County man suspected of killing his wife and dumping her body has vanished.

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


New Englanders facing snowy 'big dig' after blizzard

BOSTON (AP) - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers and others spared its full fury.

January 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) - A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

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


Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

BEIRUT (AP) - An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.

January 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

BOSTON (AP) - A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

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


Law enforcement wants popular police-tracking app disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar - the people they see on TV and in the movies.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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