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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Amy Pascal steps down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails.

February 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 boys recovering from shooting outside Maryland high school

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - More than a dozen police academy cadets searched a high school athletic field Thursday, eyes trained on the frozen ground for signs of a getaway path possibly used by suspects who shot and wounded two students outside a gymnasium where two basketball games were in progress.

February 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California permitted oilfield discharge in protected water

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show.

February 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


911 call in 'Suge' Knight murder case released

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials have released a 911 call from a witness who saw former rap mogul "Suge" Knight strike two men with his truck, killing one and leading to a murder charge.

February 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide on USC campus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two people died Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated."

February 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on IS

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordanian warplanes bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, state TV said, after the country's king vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the militants who control large areas of neighboring Syria and Iraq.

February 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope's confession: I don't know how to work a computer

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has made a confession of sorts, telling a 16-year-old girl that he doesn't have a clue about how to work a computer.

February 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.

February 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes

LONDON (AP) - Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been found guilty of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls that took place in the 1970s and '80s.

February 05, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions.

February 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rapidly-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

NEW YORK (AP) - The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world's attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines.

February 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US won't return Guantanamo to improve ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it won't return the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay as part of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.

February 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigation begins in fatal commuter train-SUV crash

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board officials investigating a deadly commuter train crash hope to have answers soon to how fast the train was going, whether its brakes were applied and whether its horn was sounded as it approached a crossing where it slammed into an SUV.

February 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.

February 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought vow victory: Californians use 22 percent less water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Thanks to a rainy December, California's drought-suffering residents met Gov. Jerry Brown's call to slash water consumption by 20 percent for the first time last month, using 22 percent less water than in December 2013.

February 03, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Tornadoes rake Oklahoma City suburbs, parts of Tornado Alley

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush-hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities find fake skeletons in underwater lawn chairs

CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) - A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified - and later embarrassed - when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.

May 06, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.

May 06, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.

May 06, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society.

May 06, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Harris Faulkner considered rising star at Fox

NEW YORK (AP) - Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.

May 06, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rancho Cordova approves digital billboard on Highway 50

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - After five public hearings, the Rancho Cordova City Council has approved a plan to erect a digital billboard along Highway 50 that will bring $1.4 million to the city.

May 06, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the world.

May 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Second beached whale found south of San Francisco

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - A beached humpback whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three weeks.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers stall roadside test for drugged drivers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Assembly committee has rejected making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever.

May 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid

HOPE, Ark. (AP) - The other man from Hope is running for president again.

May 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat-hardened commander as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a time of transition.

May 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New princess gets name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

LONDON (AP) - It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

May 04, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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