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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Doubts chip away at nation's most trusted agencies

Even as Americans' trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country's protection.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hong Kong protests promise political change

HONG KONG (AP) - Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the streets of this anxious city every night to demand that his government give him a real voice in choosing his leaders. He helped build a sprawling protest camp on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) - Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that's become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead after boat capsizes off coast

BODEGA BAY (AP) - A large wave capsized a fishing boat off the coast of Northern California Saturday, leaving four of the five people aboard dead, authorities said.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


November snow surprises Southeast

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN panel adopts landmark climate report

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP officer charged in nude photo scandal

MARTINEZ (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a former California Highway Patrol officer with two felonies after women he arrested on suspicion of drunken driving accused him of stealing explicit photos from their cellphones.

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tech execs running the commercial space race

NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company is reeling from the loss of SpaceShipTwo, which crashed in California's Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of its pilots and seriously injuring the other. Branson, a billionaire business mogul whose Virgin group of companies have ranged from music to airlines to mobile phones, founded Virgin Galactic ten years ago with the aim of offering flights to the edge of space for anyone who could pay the $250,000 price tag. The future of Virgin's commercial suborbital flight program is unclear in the wake of the tragic accident.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House Democrats mutter about less outside spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmentalists, labor and women's groups that spent more than $29 million to help House Democrats in 2012 have put up barely a quarter of that amount this year, sparking grumbling among party strategists that is likely to grow louder after Election Day.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him.

November 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm welcomed start to winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say about half an inch of rain fell over the Los Angeles area in the winter's first good storm.

November 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Team arrives to probe spacecraft crash

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Federal accident investigators arrived Saturday to begin a probe into the cause of an accident that destroyed a prototype space tourism rocket ship during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another.

November 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

NEW YORK (AP) - Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Details about Eric Frein capture

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) - Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

NEW YORK (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war.

January 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.

January 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

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


Ex-Marine gets 11 years for DUI crash that killed 3 others

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a drunken driving for a crash that killed three of his friends and fellow servicemen in Southern California.

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


Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said.

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


Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.

January 31, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

January 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

DETROIT (AP) - The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) - Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.

January 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.

January 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pediatric nurse pleads guilty to molesting 2-month-old boy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego pediatric nurse who molested a 2-month-old premature boy in his care and made lewd photos of a baby girl has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting them and distributing child pornography.

January 30, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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