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Ca. amusement park riders spend hours at 300 feet

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - The Windseeker attraction at Southern California's Knott's Berry Farm broke down and left 20 riders who expected a three-minute thrill dangling 300 feet over the amusement park for nearly four hours.

September 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona immigration law spurs education campaign

PHOENIX (AP) - A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were planned around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists contend will lead to systematic racial profiling.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


11 wounded in Calif. prison riot, including 1 shot

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - A riot Wednesday at a California prison holding many of the state's most hardened criminals left 11 inmates hospitalized, including one who was shot by correctional officers.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. allows complete voter registration online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through an online registration system that launched Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge denies suspension of Calif. foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge says California's ban on foie gras can stay in place while a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the law that ended the force-feeding of ducks in the state moves forward.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


17 more top universities offer free cyber courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tot tablets, retro brands are Toys R Us 'hot toys'

NEW YORK (AP) - It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays.

September 19, 2012 | By Associated PRess | Signal AP


Scandinavian magazine publishes Kate topless pics

COPENHAGEN (AP) - A Swedish celebrity magazine published topless photos of Britain's likely future queen Wednesday, and its sister publication in Denmark said it would do the same later this week.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters sour on economy, but Obama job approval up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Still sour on the state of the U.S. economy, Americans are nonetheless heading into the home stretch to Election Day feeling better about the country's future and about how President Barack Obama is doing his job, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

September 19, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


Space shuttle Endeavour has Houston stopover

HOUSTON (AP) - Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of the last retired shuttle many locals feel should have been permanently displayed there.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

PARIS (AP) - A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: I care about the poor and middle class

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors Wednesday that he cares about the poor and middle class as he tried to stem criticism and address concern from within his own party over secretly-recorded comments that he doesn't need to worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gates, Buffett again top Forbes' billionaires list

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oil's slide continues, with crude near $92

Oil prices fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as traders realized that a recent run-up to $100 may have been overdone.

September 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California delays decision on protecting gray wolf

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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