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Rebels fight Syrian troops over airbase

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels launched a dawn assault Saturday on a strategic airbase in the north of the country, trying to disrupt strikes by warplanes and helicopters that pound rebel-held towns and give the regime of President Bashar Assad a major edge in the civil war.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

NEW YORK (AP) - For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, leaving religious groups who make direct or thinly veiled endorsements of political candidates unchallenged.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) - Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote and making closing arguments that offer dueling pictures of what the next four years can and should bring.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. group can keep shielding financial documents

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona 20-week abortion ban faces court test

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court is poised to consider Arizona's earliest-in the-nation ban of most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy amid debate over both its legality and its practical impact on women if allowed to take effect.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pastor charged with killing fiancee's daughter

BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal State LA dorm fire injures 5, 2 critically

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five women have been burned - two critically - in a kitchen fire at a dorm at California State University Los Angeles.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California grandma claims $23M lotto prize just in time

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - For more than five months - while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from shutting off her service because she couldn't pay - she was a millionaire without knowing it.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Food-labeling initiative could encourage lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Supporters of a ballot proposal to label cereals, sodas and other products containing genetically modified ingredients say their effort is about empowering consumers who deserve to know what's in their food.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ventura County worker killed in hole-digging machine

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County field worker has been killed after being pulled into a machine that digs post holes.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DA seeks rehearing in Anna Nicole Smith drug case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors refusing to accept an appellate court's ruling in the Anna Nicole Smith case asked the court on Friday to change its decision and allow her former boyfriend and manager to be retried.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

NEW YORK (AP) - From "Livin' on a Prayer" to "The Living Proof," every song Friday at NBC's benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song.

November 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed over endangered sea turtles

Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new federal rule that nearly doubles limits on how many endangered sea turtles Hawaii's longline swordfish fishery can accidentally hook before being shut down.

November 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corporations just beginning to tally Sandy's costs

NEW YORK (AP) - Corporate America is just starting to add up its losses from Superstorm Sandy, expected to be one of the most expensive storms in U.S. history.

November 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

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


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

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


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.

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


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California Supreme Court pick confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee to the California Supreme Court was easily confirmed Thursday after a brief hearing.

August 28, 2014 | | Signal AP


NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jolie, Pitt wed at chateau in France

NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

August 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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