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Task force investigating LA church fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national task force that investigates arsons at worship facilities is investigating a fire that has gutted a South Los Angeles church.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Boston Marathon bombing suspect transferred to federal medical detention center

BOSTON (AP) - The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday, finding more corpses that pushed the death toll past 300.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Congress approves bill to end airport delays

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress easily approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily, infuriating travelers and causing political headaches for lawmakers.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Matthew McConaughey says he's listened to critics

NEW YORK (AP) - Matthew McConaughey, who's getting praise from critics for his role in the new movie "Mud," says he's found a way to make negative reviews a positive learning experience.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things for Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crossing a 'red line'? US says Syria used poison

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence indicates Syrian President Bashar Assad has twice used deadly chemical weapons in his country's fierce civil war, a provocative action that would cross President Barack Obama's "red line" for a significant military response. But the administration said the revelation won't immediately change its stance on intervening.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombers were headed for New York's Times Square to blow up the rest of their explosives, authorities said Thursday, in what they portrayed as a chilling, spur-of-the-moment scheme that fell apart when the brothers realized the car they had hijacked was low on gas.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Spending cuts may deep-six crucial flood gauges

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 100 crucial gauges that warn of imminent flooding or lack of needed water will be shut down starting next month as part of the federal government's automatic budget cuts.

April 25, 2013 | by Associated Press | Signal AP


Chastened banks cuts tens of thousands of jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Banks aren't the big jobs machines they used to be.

April 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. applications for unemployment aid drop to 339K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the second-fewest in more than five years. The drop suggests that layoffs have declined and that job growth may pick up from last month's sluggish pace.

April 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama consoles families, survivors of Texas blast

WACO, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief and they will have the nation's support to rebuild from the devastation.

April 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA detains imports of Mexican cucumbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from a Mexican company after they were linked to salmonella illnesses in 18 states.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA measures effects of jet engine biofuel

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel that includes a plant oil.

April 25, 2013 | 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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