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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK (AP) - When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) - American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sacramento police seek suspect in dog's drowning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police are searching for a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning the border collie in the American River.

September 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities search for Ferguson shooting suspect

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) - Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

September 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

KISO, Japan (AP) - Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon.

September 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marijuana industry makes political donations

DENVER (AP) - The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

September 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.

September 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as US drone kills 4

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said.

September 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | 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


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Alicia Keys welcomes second child

OS ANGELES (AP) - Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean early on Saturday morning. It's baby No. 2 for the Grammy-winner and her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Long Beach Register folds after 16 months

LONG BEACH (AP) - The owners of the Orange County Register say they ended publication of the Long Beach Register on Sunday.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

FRESNO (AP) - Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California - the nation's leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts - fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hamas bars Gaza children from Israel trip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers prevented a group of children from entering Israel on Sunday for a postwar conciliatory trip meant to foster peace, Hamas and organizers said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search resumes for missing AirAsia passenger jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) - The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday.

December 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hearse stolen outside church with casket inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Longest war in US history is ending

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Hobbit' on top at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Great white shark bites Central California surfer

LOS OSOS (AP) - A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio

CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) - Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities probe hoax bomb threat against flight

LONG BEACH (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating a hoax bomb threat made against a JetBlue flight that landed in Long Beach.

December 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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