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San Diego man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Dan Carlin's wife told him to smile for a picture on their 29-foot boat as he held up one of the yellowtail fish they had caught that day. Then a sea lion leaped 7 feet out of the water, bit into his hand and yanked him overboard.

April 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


China suspends climbing on north side of Everest

SEATTLE (AP) - Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all climbing in Tibet for the spring.

April 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Locked Out: Orioles fans booted from ballgame amid unrest

BALTIMORE (AP) - Take 'em out of the ball game!

April 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Some former Corinthian students to get loans forgiven

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top education official said Wednesday that the 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students who saw their campuses abruptly close this week will automatically have their federal student loans discharged - but only if they agree to forgo any credits they earned at the schools.

April 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal on Wednesday, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital.

April 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For 100 years, celebrities have helped urge animal kindness

LOS ANGELES (AP) - These days, people pay piles of cash to pamper their pets, but problems remain on the farm and in the slaughterhouse, on movie sets and at animal shelters - even in the wild.

April 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Accused Colorado theater gunman's stoic behavior at heart of trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The courtroom where the Colorado theater shooting trial is unfolding is awash with emotion as survivors recount the horrors of dodging gunfire and stumbling over loved ones' bodies as they fled.

April 29, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at age 91

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was 91.

April 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA chief: Gyrocopter 'indistinguishable' from birds, kite

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says a small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was "indistinguishable" from other non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon.

April 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Latest on police-custody death: Streets flow with traffic

11:15 a.m.

April 29, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (AP) - Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction."

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Partridge Family' child star Suzanne Crough dies in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show "The Partridge Family" has died.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Joni Mitchell unconscious, unable to care for self

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime friend of Joni Mitchell says in a court filing that the singer-writer is unconscious and unable to make medical decisions for herself.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. proposes $10,000 fine for worst water wasters - residence or business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called for $10,000 fines for residents and businesses that waste the most water as California cities try to meet mandatory conservation targets during the drought.

April 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California hiker among 4 Americans dead on Mount Everest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man who had been planning to climb Mount Everest for at least a decade was among the four Americans killed in the avalanche unleashed by a powerful earthquake in Nepal.

April 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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8 people, including children, hurt by falling tree

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - At least eight people, including several children, were injured Tuesday when a huge pine tree came crashing down just as a summer ...

July 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

WASHINGTON (AP) - The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect ...

July 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Body believed to be missing Santa Cruz girl, 8, found

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at ...

July 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday ...

July 28, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later ...

July 28, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


House to vote Wednesday on 3-month highway bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans announced plans Tuesday for a quick vote on a three-month highway spending extension, as Congress stared down a deadline to act ...

July 28, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now ...

July 28, 2015 | By the ' | Signal AP


With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic ...

July 27, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cosby appeals ruling that unsealed deposition excerpts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers are appealing a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give ...

July 27, 2015 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


8-year-old girl goes missing in beach town

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Police and volunteers were searching Monday for a missing 8-year-old girl a day after she vanished from a California community center where ...

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense ...

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense ...

July 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen airstrikes resume; 15 allied fighters killed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight Sunday ...

July 27, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S ...

July 27, 2015 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


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