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In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

CHICAGO (AP) - Elfega Cazares isn't taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in the city's Pilsen neighborhood, she knows her children stand to lose the most if teachers walk off the job next Monday.

September 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4-year progress query puts Obama in box

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It's a question that aides to any president seeking re-election should be ready to handle: Are Americans better off now than before he took office?

September 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Flag Romney for 'unnecessary roughness'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama declared that Republican rival Mitt Romney should be penalized for "unnecessary roughness" on the middle class and accused him in a ringing labor Day speech of backing higher taxes for millions in opposing the 2009 auto industry bailout.

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


Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.

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


For conventions, TV viewing down, social media up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - TV viewership for last week's Republican National Convention dropped sharply from 2008.

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


Sheriff's deputy kills suspect in Azusa

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - A police officer in suburban Los Angeles County has shot and killed a man trying to burglarize an adult video store.

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


Rip currents pose risk along California coastline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches along the coastline of Southern and Central California.

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


UPDATE: Wildfire chases visitors out of Southern California forest

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest that forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors has grown another 500 acres and additional firefighting resources have been requested.

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


Student dies after drinking at Fresno frat house

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A freshman at California State University, Fresno, died Sunday after a night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity house, prompting university officials to suspend recognition of the fraternity.

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


Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.

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


Top 10 lump-sum pension payments

Here are the top 10 largest partial lump-sum payments to retirees in the California State Teachers' Pension System, under a program that was intended to boost recruitment and retention of classroom teachers.

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


AP Exclusive: Top retirees benefited from cash out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - For nearly a decade, California's top-paid school administrators got to collect six-figure lump sum cash payments in addition to their pensions by taking advantage of a little-known legislative provision that was intended to help retain and recruit teachers during the dot-com boom.

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


Marvel's Venom pulls up NYC stake for Philly steak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philly's getting a new fan in the pages of Marvel Comics, but whether the City of Brotherly Shove takes to anti-hero Venom remains to be seen.

September 03, 2012 | By The Signal Staff | Signal AP


Burning Man attendance stays well within BLM cap

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert drew crowds well within the maximum attendance cap allowed by federal land managers, a year after its organizers were placed on probation for exceeding the limit.

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


Fugitive, his wife wanted in shooting of LA deputy

SOUTH EL MONTE (AP) - A couple wanted for shooting a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy before embarking on a series of carjackings on Sunday was identified as a man who recently escaped from jail with the help of his wife.

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


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Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

DETROIT (AP) - A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


China detains employees of suspect meat seller

BEIJING (AP) - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

DETROIT (AP) - A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings - "boom, boom, boom" - outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) - Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing Marine wife may have been shot

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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