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Afghan president wants to defer signing of US deal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan president urged tribal elders Thursday to support a security deal with the United States that would keep thousands of American troops in the war for another decade.

November 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Reporter recalls being enlisted as Oswald pallbearer

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - On a gloomy November afternoon, I helped carry the inexpensive wooden casket of Lee Harvey Oswald to a grave on a slight rise dotted with dying grass.

November 21, 2013 | By Mike Cochran For The 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 Thursday:

November 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fla. Congressman pleads guilty to cocaine charge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel says he's taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and receiving a sentence of a year's probation.

November 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk

DALLAS (AP) - Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease - in fact, were less likely to die of any cause - during a 30-year Harvard study.

November 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


$3M training program for shooter tested in capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police officers and firefighters are using a $3 million video simulation developed by the Army to practice for the possibility of gunmen terrorizing the capital city.

November 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Technology to aim at reducing recidivism

LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general launched a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at reducing one of the nation's highest rates of recidivism among people convicted of crimes.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner: TSA officer died minutes after being shot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials say the Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport died two to five minutes after he was shot.

November 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Popular 'Batkid' caper cost San Francisco $105K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A spokeswoman for San Francisco's mayor says it cost the city $105,000 to honor the 5-year-old boy with leukemia who captivated the nation with his larger-than-life portrayal of a caped crusader.

November 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Solid Oct. retail sales lift hopes for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - An increase in shopping last month during the partial government shutdown suggests that the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some have feared.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Too fat to fly: Stranded Frenchman's ordeal ending

LONDON (AP) - He's been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home - and his family says it's because of he has been deemed too fat to travel. Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais' long and fitful journey is coming to an end.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress honors American Indian code talkers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, on American Indians who used their native language to outwit enemies and protect American battlefield secrets during World Wars I and II.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC hospital workers stage 1-day strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of California hospital employees picketed Wednesday at medical centers across the state in response to what union leaders called intimidation and harassment from management against workers who took part in a two-day walkout in May.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama opens JFK tribute with freedom medals

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans, 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated weeks short of the medal's first award ceremony.

November 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama plunges ahead toward Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of new talks, President Barack Obama is plunging ahead in search of a nuclear agreement with Iran despite outright opposition from American allies in the Middle East and deep skepticism, if not open hostility, from Congress.

November 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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