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Report: 60 people taken hostage in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator calls 'Cuba Twitter' a cockamamie idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key U.S. senator is demanding to know who came up with the idea to launch a secret "Cuba Twitter" social network system.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Massive rockfall in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a hiking trail.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A proposed California bill would force SeaWorld San Diego to stop using killer whales in its iconic shows and to release them from their tanks, the latest blowback that the exotic animal attraction has faced after a documentary criticized the marine park's animal welfare practices.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


State Announces $372.2 Million for Shovel-Ready School Construction Projects

(Sacramento, CA) – The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $372.2 million for 105 school construction projects within 43 school districts throughout the state. The state matching funds are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds. State funding for these projects are provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55.

April 07, 2014 | Source: State Allocation Board | Signal AP


End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

April 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Aunt says baby rescued at sea recovering on meds

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 1-year-old girl who fell ill during her family's world sailing voyage and had to be rescued by the U.S. Navy has been responding well to medication after showing salmonella-like symptoms, her aunt said Monday as she waited for the warship carrying the family to return to San Diego.

April 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things to know about heroin use, getting help

Long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, heroin is spreading across the country. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February only underscored a problem many American communities already were combatting: the rising use of - and deaths from - heroin. Here are five things to know about this issue.

April 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bikini-clad baristas brewing up controversy

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - Bikini-clad baristas working at a Northern California coffee shop are brewing up a bit of controversy with some folks upset with their attire.

April 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Jerry Brown celebrates 76th birthday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is celebrating his 76th birthday.

April 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

BEIJING (AP) - The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about other defense operations, including cybersecurity, have so far lagged behind.

April 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius apologizes at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Stifling sobs, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday in his murder trial and apologized to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead, describing himself as traumatized and now on antidepressant medication, and sometimes waking from nightmares to the "smell of blood."

April 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 new pings sound 'just like' black box beacons

PERTH, Australia (AP) - An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search coordinator said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monday and will be made available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad soccer, well planned

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds paddle out to recall drowned lifeguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sacramento shootout leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An early morning shootout in a Sacramento parking lot on Sunday left one man dead and at least four others wounded, authorities said.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Foster children become focus of California schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in northern California.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things learned from Giants fan beating verdict

A verdict awarding $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium has settled - for now - one of the ugliest chapters in a longstanding rivalry.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus, car collide in Indiana, 1 dead, 18 hurt

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A Greyhound bus headed from St. Louis to New York City collided Sunday with a car on an eastern Indiana highway, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anthony staying with Knicks, wants to build winner

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team."

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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