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Same-sex spouses may get military benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Same-sex spouses of military members could get health care, housing and other benefits by the end of August under a proposal being considered by the Pentagon. But earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married may be reversed.

August 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trapped residents safely evacuate Calif. wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - Officials say residents and deputies who were stuck without an escape route at a huge Southern California wildfire have safely evacuated.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease - by keeping glucose at a healthy level.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEADLY AL-QAIDA PLOT UNCOVERED, YEMEN SAYS

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Riverside County fire grows fast, houses evacuated

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - A new wildfire has broken out in Riverside County near Banning, sending up a massive plume of smoke and surging toward three communities where people have been told to evacuate.

August 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Suspected Calif abductor had crush on girl

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl told her he had a crush on her and would date her if they were the same age, a friend of the girl said Wednesday as police searched for the man who is also wanted in the death of the girl's mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother.

August 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama on threats: 'We don't get terrorized'

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama says security threats will never lead the U.S. to retreat from the world. He says Americans don't get terrorized.

August 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing California woman was federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A California woman missing since Sunday worked as an investigator for the federal public defender's office to ensure death sentences were fair, her supervisor said Wednesday.

August 07, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Discovery hammered for shark special

NEW YORK (AP) - A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.

August 07, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Allegretti, 'Captain Kangaroo' character, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear on the children's television show "Captain Kangaroo," has died. He was 86.

August 07, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


FBI meets plane in Philly after apparent threat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal authorities are at Philadelphia's airport because of an apparent bomb threat made in connection with an incoming flight from Ireland.

August 07, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Obama says he'd save money by refinancing mortgage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he'd save money if he refinanced the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn't jumped on current low interest rates because "when you're president you have to be a little careful about these transactions."

August 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that two popular baby app developers - Fisher-Price Inc. and Open Solutions - are trying to dupe parents into thinking their online games make infants and toddlers smarter.

August 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SoCal wildfire 73 percent contained

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - A smoldering wildfire in Riverside County southwest of Lake Elsinore is 73 percent contained.

August 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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