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Archive By Section - Signal AP


Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Now that he's gone, supporters are turning to the musical arts to help immortalize him.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sailors rescued after abandoning grounded sloop

Volvo Ocean Race officials said nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind have been rescued after abandoning their 65-foot racing sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Friday sales fall as sales start earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teens now have a say in New York City's government

NEW YORK (AP) - Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California refuge puts down former zoo elephant

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California sanctuary for circus and zoo animals has euthanized a 55-year-old elephant named Annie.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

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


N is for nuptials as NYC pair weds on subway train

NEW YORK (AP) - A young couple in New York City decided they spent so much time on the subway they might as well get married there.

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


Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

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


Murder charges against Egypt's Mubarak dismissed

CAIRO (AP) - A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.

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


High school head injury lawsuit filed

CHICAGO (AP) - A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body - in this case the Illinois High School Association - saying it didn't do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn't do enough to protect current players.

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


Police: Son shot parents in San Diego homicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego doctor and his wife were fatally shot in their home by their 22-year-old son, who was arrested after he tried to slip past police tape near the scene, police said Saturday.

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


16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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


Storms could wallop parts of Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A series of storms headed toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than the region has seen so far this season, forecasters said.

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


California jails see surge in drug smuggling

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars.

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


2 arrests after shoppers fight in Tustin

TUSTIN (AP) - Two women have been arrested after an early morning Black Friday fight among shoppers at a store in Tustin.

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

LONG BEACH (AP) - Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

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


UPDATE: 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) - A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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


UPDATE: Congress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

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


Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

MOSCOW (AP) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, officials said. Nemtsov was killed just a day before a protest planned against Putin's rule.

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


Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.

February 27, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

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


Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.

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


400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Regulators move to toughen Internet provider rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Jihadi John' resembles man raised in UK, Muslim group says

LONDON (AP) - A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit filed against scope maker in superbug infection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life-saving train design is rarely used

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals.

February 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wesleyan students appear in court on party drug charges

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers.

February 25, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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