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Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12-12-12

A Michigan sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law-enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12:12 p.m. in Pittsburgh's federal courthouse. And gamblers can take advantage of promotions some casinos are using to lure in patrons who want to test their luck.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico: Rivera's plane hit with 'terrible' impact

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour, Mexico's top transportation official said Tuesday.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Cliff' movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a test of divided government, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner sought an elusive compromise Tuesday to prevent economy-damaging tax increases on the middle class at year's end, conferring by phone after a secretive exchange of proposals.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christmas, New Year's travel busiest in 6 years

NEW YORK (AP) - This Christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years, with AAA predicting that 93.3 million Americans will hit the road. That's 1.6 percent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

NEW DELHI (AP) - Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mother of 1st surviving US quintuplets dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - As the mother of five children in a small South Dakota town, the limelight was the furthest thing from Mary Ann Darling Fischer's mind. All that changed on Sept. 14, 1963, when Fischer gave birth to the first known surviving quintuplets in the United States.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida executes ex-cop for killing 9 in 1986

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A former police officer who murdered nine people during a 1986 crime spree was executed Tuesday after his attorneys' last-minute appeals were rejected.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police says three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in the Portland, Ore., area.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA prosecutors seek to revoke Lohan's probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday asked a judge to revoke Lindsay Lohan's probation and schedule a hearing that could lead to the actress' return to jail.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Person opens fire at mall near Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say there has been a shooting in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit claims A&E's 'Storage Wars' show is rigged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of the valuables found hidden in abandoned lockers on A&E's "Storage Wars" have been added by producers to deceive viewers, a former cast member of the show claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Online petition calls on UC to scrap new logo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's new logo isn't getting high marks from some students, staff and alumni.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police suspect LA man was lured into NYC ambush

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tagliabue overturns Goodell on Saints suspensions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Family: Joan Rivers on life support

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) - Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.

September 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Video purports to show 2nd beheading

BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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