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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court takes up dispute over California raisins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July

NEW YORK (AP) - The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed deal would restore wins for Penn St., Joe Paterno

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The NCAA on Friday announced a proposed agreement that would restore 112 wins by the school's football team that were wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and would put the late Joe Paterno back as the winningest coach in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans plan to offer their own solutions on immigration

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales rise in December on stronger economy

AN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales jumped in December, buoyed by a stronger economy and lower interest rates, a research firm said Thursday. Prices rose modestly.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California agency releasing more state water after storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials say that December storms have allowed the state to send more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Mexico has started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States. The goal is to make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 more California measles cases tied to Disney outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32.

January 15, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 each

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Victims honored on 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest: Italy can't confirm 700 migrants aboard ship

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says officials are "not in a position to confirm or verify" that a migrant smugglers' boat that capsized off Libya's coast had 700 people aboard, as one survivor told rescuers.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

CAIRO (AP) - Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) - World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ringo Starr, Green Day, Bill Withers enter Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest class, featuring a Beatle, three punks from California and a guitar god from Texas.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

April 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

HAVANA (AP) - At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.

April 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.

April 18, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.

April 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON (AP) - It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to aspire to.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt, authorities and witnesses said.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco to mark anniversary of 1906 earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials, residents and survivors will hold a moment of silence and host a series of events this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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