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Firefighter dies battling Philadelphia blaze

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fire burned a fabric shop, upstairs apartments and a neighboring boutique Saturday evening, causing a partial roof collapse that killed a firefighter and injured a colleague who tried in vain to rescue him.

April 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In first for Mormon conference, woman leads prayer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - For the first time in the event's 183-year history, a woman led a prayer Saturday at the semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

April 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Newhall checkpoint results in 4 arrests, sends 12 to court for driving unlicensed

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested four drivers and sent another 19 to court, as well as towing five vehicles, during a DUI/impaired driver checkpoint Friday night and Saturday morning.

April 06, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Estonia operetta lyricizes economic austerity

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) - Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it's time to sing about it.

April 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday following treatment for pneumonia, the presidency said in news that cheered South Africans who had waited tensely for health updates on a beloved national figure.

April 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Budget not 'ideal' but has 'tough reforms'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his "ideal plan" but offers "tough reforms" for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.

April 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search for LA kidnap suspect extends to Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The search for a man suspected of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her Southern California home and sexually assaulting has extended to Mexico after he was spotted crossing the border.

April 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Americans, Afghan doctor killed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said.

April 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea threats spark buzz on Guam, not panic

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - C.J. Urquico has lived on Guam for 19 years so he's used to a military backdrop to everyday life. Navy ships visit, Air Force jets fly overhead and war games are played off the Pacific island's shores.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wesley Snipes leaves prison after tax sentence

LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) - Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


KFC to offer easy-to-eat boneless chicken

NEW YORK (AP) - In case Americans want to scarf down their fast-food even faster, KFC is stripping the bones out of its chicken.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ebert once a surprise guest in his boyhood home

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Michael Esteves says owning the house where Roger Ebert grew up means getting used to guests dropping by for a look. Including Roger Ebert.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Camera recorded LA kidnap suspect entering Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The main suspect in last month's abduction of a 10-year-old girl was recorded on video crossing the border into Mexico, Los Angeles police said Friday.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez expecting a baby

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry is pregnant.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top senator says President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon. Then astronauts would explore it in 2021.

April 05, 2013 | By The 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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