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'Thor' holds box-office top spot with $38.5M

NEW YORK (AP) - "Thor: The Dark World" continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week, holding off "The Best Man Holiday," according to studio estimates Sunday.

November 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid missions boost US troops image, readiness

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (AP) - As soon as Navy pilot Matthew Stafford puts his helicopter down in the village of Borongan, he is rushed by dozens of local men who form a line to unload the supplies and water he has flown in from the mothership, the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Children swarm him as he breaks out a box of sweets.

November 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan to try ex-President Musharraf for treason

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's government plans to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution while in power, the interior minister said Sunday.

November 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California releases draft rules for fracking

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Oil companies would have to test groundwater and notify landowners before they do fracking or other well stimulation techniques under draft rules released by the state.

November 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94

LONDON (AP) - Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was 94.

November 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate showdown over military sexual assault bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.

November 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor in crisis; some backers stay loyal

TORONTO (AP) - When Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in 2010, his bluster and checkered past were widely known. A plurality of voters backed him anyway, eager to shake things up at a City Hall they viewed as elitist and wasteful.

November 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid missions boost US troops' image, readiness

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (AP) - As soon as Navy pilot Matthew Stafford puts his helicopter down in the village of Borongan, he is rushed by dozens of local men who form a line to unload the supplies and water he has flown in from the mothership, the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Children swarm him as he breaks out a box of sweets.

November 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP sees health care law as big 2014 opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) - In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama's health care law have already begun.

November 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High school to keep 'Arabs' mascot

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) - School officials in Southern California say the "Arabs" name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.

November 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Geithner to join private equity firm

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who played a central role in the government's response to the financial crisis of 2008-2009, is joining private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC.

November 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Army scrapping 4 US chemical weapons incinerators

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - The Pentagon spent $10.2 billion over three decades burning tons of deadly nerve gas and other chemical weapons stored in four states - some of the agents so deadly even a few drops can kill.

November 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. school to keep 'Arabs,' may change mascot

THERMAL (AP) - School officials in Southern California say the "Arabs" name is here to stay, but the divisive costumed mascot that represents them may be changing.

November 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mementos kept 50 years after JFK's death

DALLAS (AP) - The mementoes are everywhere, preserved for five decades by people who wish they could forget: Letters of grief and thanks, in a widow's hand. An unwanted wedding band. A rose stained with blood.

November 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe shooting death of Assemblyman's father

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police are investigating whether the shooting death of a state assemblyman's father is related to an earlier assault in the neighborhood.

November 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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