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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Violence ahead of inauguration in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Security officials in Afghanistan say militants have carried out two attacks just ahead of the country's presidential inauguration.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

WASHINGTON (AP) - How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel's Netanyahu says will refute Gaza "lies"

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TV crew's bag causes brief bomb scare at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say passengers were ordered off a plane in Los Angeles and a bomb squad was called over a piece of luggage with wires sticking out that belonged to a crew from a reality television show.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

JERUSALEM (AP) - It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M

NEW YORK (AP) - Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.

September 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says mistrust of police corroding America

WASHINGTON (AP) - The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

September 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong police used tear gas Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered at government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the semiautonomous city.

September 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance in Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) - Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the heartthrob actor and the human rights lawyer emerged Sunday from the luxury hotel where they were married a day earlier.

September 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

TOKYO (AP) - Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

September 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Angels allow Mariners to stay alive in Wild Card race

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are still waiting on their third straight trip to the playoffs.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor signs bill for lawyers for immigrant kids

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill to fund lawyers for unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings following a surge in the arrival of Central American children on the border.

September 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputies give mother and son Christmas shelter

YUCAIPA (AP) - Joy Anderson thought she and her adult son would spend Christmas like they do each year, eating and sleeping in the compact car they call home and maybe listening to Christmas carols on the radio.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coyote hunting contest stirs opposition in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A coyote hunting contest in Nevada on Saturday drew howls of protest from animal welfare advocates.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

BEIJING (AP) - In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Search underway for plane missing in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man has been fatally shot and three people wounded after gunfire erupted during an argument between two groups in south Los Angeles.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police in San Diego suburb give cash at traffic stops

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror usually means a traffic ticket. But motorists in an east San Diego suburb were surprised when police gave them $20 bills instead.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton economic approach under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

HAVANA (AP) - A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Key developments in police-communities tension

The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts at tournament

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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