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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Army unit in Mexico killings has past controversy

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An army officer and seven soldiers who face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico belong to an army battalion with a history of incidents.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coach: Missing UVa. Woman witty, with dry humor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Yellow ribbons adorn the streets of Hannah Graham's northern Virginia neighborhood, symbols of hope in a community devastated by the disappearance of a woman known for her intelligence, wit and dry sense of humor.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Ride-sharing firms threatened with legal action

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wife of Randy Jackson of 'Idol' fame seeks divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has filed for divorce after nearly 19 years of marriage.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

LONDON (AP) - Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clooney, fiancee arrive in Venice for wedding

VENICE, Italy (AP) - George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice on Friday for their weekend wedding extravaganza, accompanied by loved ones and trailed by a clutch of photographers who recorded their passage along the picturesque Grand Canal.

September 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Fire at air traffic center halts Chicago flights

CHICAGO (AP) - All flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation's air travel network.

September 26, 2014 | | Signal AP


Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) - A day of light rain brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire Thursday, dramatically reducing the number of homes that are threatened by the flames from several thousand to just hundreds.

September 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California woman clawed, bitten in bear attack

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) - A California woman is recovering from scratches, a bite and a broken rib after being attacked by a black bear that chased her dogs through an avocado grove.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain helps efforts to control huge California fire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

September 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.

September 25, 2014 | | Signal AP


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Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists take on Christmas tree needles

NEW YORK (AP) - The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles motel fire injures 6, 2 critically

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles fire officials say a motel blaze on Christmas injured six people, two critically.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead in fiery Northern California car crash

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Two vehicles collided head on in a fiery crash near Sacramento, California, leaving four people dead and two more seriously injured.

December 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Militants attack African Union base; 9 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli man, daughter wounded in West Bank attack

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military says a young Israeli girl and her father were wounded in the West Bank when a firebomb was thrown at their car on a road near Palestinian villages.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron

WASHINGTON (AP) - Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama's personal chef is waving goodbye.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) - Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More protests sparked after shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) - Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

HAVANA (AP) - Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out.

December 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown issues 105 pardons, but retracts 1

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.

December 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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