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Obamacare a success so far? It's hard to say

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - After more than a week in action, is a key feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul a success or a bust? Judging by the dearth of data, it's virtually impossible to say.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shutdown puts businesses, foreign workers in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown has left high-skilled immigrant workers and the companies that employ them in limbo.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


German groom forgets bride at gas station

BERLIN (AP) - A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed.

October 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chemical weapons watchdog group wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Efforts to eliminate chemical weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for the global watchdog trying to destroy Syria's stockpiles of nerve gas and other poisonous agents.

October 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury: Toyota not liable for death of Calif. woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Thursday that Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani girl, 16, survivor of Taliban, visits US

NEW YORK (AP) - A defiant 16-year-old Pakistani girl whose advocacy for education made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt a year and a day ago told an audience in New York on Thursday she one day hopes to become her country's prime minister.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen - as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.

October 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Safety board cites failures on LA's Angels Flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal safety investigators say operators of the historic Angels Flight funicular railway in downtown Los Angeles intentionally overrode a safety system before two cars derailed last month.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - The ex-police officer who opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia was a trained shooter who knew how to kill, yet federal officials said Thursday that he waved people away moments before he started spraying bullets into the glass facade and was later shot dead by law enforcement.

October 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit dies

DENVER (AP) - Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth and first person to explore both the heights of space and depths of the ocean died Thursday after a stroke. He was 88.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Magic Johnson won't return to ESPN, cites schedule

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Magic Johnson won't return to ESPN as an NBA studio analyst.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian Alice Munro wins Nobel for literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Short story master Alice Munro, who captures the everyday lives and epiphanies of men and women in rural Canada with elegant and precise prose, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

October 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Detective punched SUV in NY biker melee

NEW YORK (AP) - An undercover police detective participating in a motorcycle rally that descended into violence pounded on the rear window of an SUV while other bikers attacked the driver through his window, according to a criminal complaint Wednesday charging him with gang assault.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP leaders seek short-term debt extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government's ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of "irrevocable damage" that an unprecedented federal default would risk.

October 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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