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Council overrides mayor's veto, OK's NYPD watchdog

NEW YORK (AP) - The City Council on Thursday overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vetoes to create a watchdog for the nation's biggest police department and make it easier to file profiling claims against officers amid applause from supporters and angry warnings from opponents.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Staff Sgt. Bales apologizes for Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids last year apologized for the first time for his "act of cowardice," but could not explain the atrocities to a military jury considering whether he should one day have a shot at freedom.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Injured recovering after tour bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 50 people were recovering from injuries after a tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino sideswiped a car and overturned along a Southern California freeway, authorities said.

August 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


I-5 Ramp Closures Advisory

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing a truck lane on southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

August 22, 2013 | Source: Caltrans press release | Signal AP


Ex-Patriot Hernandez indicted on murder charge

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crystal Cathedral memorial stones to be removed

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A plan to remove memorial stones from the landmark Crystal Cathedral in Southern California is drawing opposition from donors who paid thousands of dollars to honor loved ones.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Injured NY tourist's family thanks Dr. Oz for help

NEW YORK (AP) - The parents of a British tourist who was injured when a taxi jumped a curb said Thursday they are grateful for the help of bystanders including TV's Dr. Oz.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 50 injured in tour bus crash on Interstate 210

IRWINDALE (AP) - A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday, injuring 50 people on board, authorities said.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews closer to surrounding Southern Sierra fires

ALTA SIERRA, Calif. (AP) - Wildfires that shut down campgrounds in the southern Sierra Nevada have stopped growing and crews are close to surrounding them after days of hacking firelines through rugged timberland.

August 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: No question Hasan was Fort Hood gunman

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Military prosecutors asked jurors on Thursday to unanimously convict the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, insisting that evidence left "no question" that he planned and carried out the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor's fate unknown after settlement proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A tentative deal has been reached involving the sexual harassment lawsuit against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner but it's unclear whether the agreement includes his resignation, something demanded by a chorus of fellow Democrats and a long line of women who say Filner mistreated them.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite-area wildfire balloons in size overnight

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park - one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metallica to headline at the Apollo

NEW YORK (AP) - There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, wearing a white shirt and loafers while flashing a smile, was released from prison Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest.

August 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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