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Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

CHICAGO (AP) - The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

November 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. mobster Bulger reportedly taken to hospital

BOSTON (AP) - Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was taken to a Boston hospital after complaining of chest pains at the prison where he is awaiting trial for his alleged role in 19 murders, Massachusetts officials say.

November 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels capture oilfield near Iraqi border

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels firing mortars and rocket-propelled grenades captured an oilfield in the country's east on Sunday after three days of fierce fighting with government troops protecting the facility, activists said.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prison factories caught in private biz debate

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - On the outside, Unicor, with its big oaks and magnolia trees, looks like it could be part of a landscaped industrial park. Step a little closer and it's clear the apparel shop lies in the middle of a medium-security federal prison in east Alabama.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's Copts choose new pope

CAIRO (AP) - A blindfolded child reached into a crystal chalice and pulled out a slip of paper - and Egypt's Coptic Christians had a new pope.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Police chopper hit pole, crashed; 2 killed

ATLANTA (AP) - A low-flying police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama leads; Romney with chance in electoral race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama enters the final hours of the 2012 campaign with an edge in the hunt for the 270 electoral votes needed to win and more ways to reach that magic number. Yet the race is remarkably close in at least six states that could go either way, giving Republican Mitt Romney hope that he can pull off a come-from-behind victory.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Box office unfazed by Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) - The weekend box office was not only undeterred by aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it was buoyed by it.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy killed in fall into exhibit at Pa. zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A young boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo with his mother and friends was killed Sunday when he fell about 14 feet off a deck into an exhibit that's home to a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the boy and mauled him, zoo officials said.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold weather adds to woes in storm-ravaged region

NEW YORK (AP) - Storm victims went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan area - and another drenching in the forecast - added to the misery of people already struggling with gasoline shortages and power outages.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Candidates cross states in tight race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two days from judgment by the voters, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced across competitive battleground states on Sunday, stressing differences on the economy, health care and more while professing a willingness to work across party lines to end gridlock in Washington.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Skier Lindsey Vonn can't race against men in WCup

Lindsey Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the International Ski Federation.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campbell, 1st black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle with prostate cancer, his family said Saturday. He was 78.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police charge NYC nanny in stabbing death of kids

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say they've charged a nanny with murder in the stabbing deaths of two children last month.

November 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm was cruel to elderly who refused to evacuate

NEW YORK (AP) - Even with her Coney Island apartment squarely in the path of Superstorm Sandy, Loraine Gore was staying put. At age 90, she said, she had her reasons.

November 04, 2012 | By 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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