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400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Regulators move to toughen Internet provider rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Jihadi John' resembles man raised in UK, Muslim group says

LONDON (AP) - A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit filed against scope maker in superbug infection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life-saving train design is rarely used

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wesleyan students appear in court on party drug charges

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers.

February 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


What happens, and not, in Homeland Security shutdown

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story

February 25, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Watchdog files complaint over lawmaker's travel spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - A watchdog group says congressional investigators should review whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private travel expenses.

February 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer: Truck driver did 'all he could' before train crash

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The driver of a pickup truck that a Southern California commuter train smashed into at a railroad crossing did "all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help before the crash that injured dozens, his lawyer said.

February 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing Secretary of State John Kerry about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb.

February 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE:Truck stalls on track before fiery train crash, 28 injured

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuring 28 people in the fiery crash in California.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 24, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.

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


Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding

HOUSTON (AP) - Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger of flooding Thursday as heavy rain from earlier in the week poured downstream, swelling rivers.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


THE LATEST: Bach says FIFA can learn from Salt Lake scandal

ZURICH (AP) - The Latest on FIFA developments:

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California homeowner associations couldn't stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil globs close Los Angeles-area beaches to swimming

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline are off-limits to surfing and swimming after balls of tar washed ashore.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) - A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping

SINGAPORE (AP) - U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrest made in huge blaze that gutted Los Angeles building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man has been accused of starting a massive inferno late last year that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

May 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


U2's longtime tour manager found dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.

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


Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.

May 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

ZURICH (AP) - Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.

May 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."

May 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

BAGHDAD (AP) - Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.

May 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More rain threatens to complicate the cleanup in Houston

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.

May 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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