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Archive By Section - Signal AP


US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

GENEVA (AP) - Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

NEW YORK (AP) - Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

PUCON, Chile (AP) - One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.

March 03, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California turns the taps to 20 percent

FRESNO (AP) - Water districts that serve 25 million Californians and vast farmland can expect to receive a fraction of the supplies sought from the state during the fourth year of the drought, officials announced Monday.

March 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other upper Midwestern states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD chief: Homeless man reached for officer's gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston short of season snow record _ for now

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer,

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq touches 5,000, nears its record high

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to offer own cellular network plan

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

March 02, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) - Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm brings rain, thunder, hail to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A winter storm brought pounding rain, lightning, snow and hail Southern California on Sunday, bringing worries of serious flooding in some of the hardest-hit areas that didn't appear to materialize.

March 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) - After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) - Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

March 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

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


Boat with more than 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze

BEIJING (AP) - A yacht carrying more than 450 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a cyclone in southern China, and eight people have been rescued, the state broadcaster CCTV reported Tuesday.

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


California farmers submit plans to save water under deal

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sentenced for stalking Mila Kunis flees health facility

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a mental health facility over the weekend and was being sought by authorities in Southern California on Monday.

June 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Lawyer pleads not guilty to drunken boating; woman loses arm

BOSTON (AP) - An attorney who specializes in defending people charged with drunken driving pleaded not guilty Monday to operating a boat while drunk after a passenger fell overboard and lost her arm in the propeller.

June 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Jenner's transition is complete.

June 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Robin Williams family at odds over actor's estate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of the late Robin Williams is at odds over how to split the actor's estate after meeting with a mediator.

June 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

TOKYO (AP) - A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unscheduled landing late Monday in Japan to wait out bad weather.

June 01, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices rule for Muslim denied job over headscarf

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

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


Senate takes up House bill but fails to avoid spying lapse

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, the Congress curtailed the National Security Agency's authority to track suspected terrorists as lawmakers struggled to restore approval for mass collection of phone records and other surveillance methods.

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


Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash; returning to U.S. Monday

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. He planned to return to the United States on Monday.

May 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Watchdog finds ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.

May 31, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'San Andreas' shakes way to top spot at domestic box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

May 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

DALLAS (AP) - Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top $45 million.

May 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surveillance powers to lapse without Senate action Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) - A midnight deadline drew near for senators meeting in an extraordinary Sunday session to extend surveillance programs, but a lapse seemed unavoidable and intelligence officials worried about giving terrorists greater freedom to operate.

May 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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