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High court weighs limits on campaign contributions

WASHINGTON (AP) - In its first major campaign finance case since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual givers to political campaigns.

October 07, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn | Signal AP


Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!

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


Court won't hear Va. appeal over sodomy law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down Virginia's anti-sodomy law.

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


UPDATE: White House open to short-term hike in debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by mid-week to raise the nation's debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to seek, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled it would accept even a brief extension in borrowing authority to prevent an unprecedented default.

October 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jermaine Dupri joins Carey's management team

NEW YORK (AP) - Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team.

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


Olympic flame relay highlights Putin's Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - In the words of President Vladimir Putin, the four-month Olympic flame relay will "show the world Russia as she is and as we love her."

October 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Families hoard cash 5 years after crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - They speak different languages, live in countries rich and poor, face horrible job markets and healthy ones. When it comes to money, though, they act as one: They're holding tight to their cash, driven more by a fear of losing what they have than a desire to add to it.

October 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Target of SEAL raid planned attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The man whom U.S. Navy SEALs tried to take down in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan who had plotted to attack his country's parliament building and the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, according to a Kenyan government intelligence report.

October 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Use of force to be studied in DC police chase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police in Washington are reviewing the use of officers' deadly force in the killing of a woman who tried to ram her car through a White House barrier, a shooting her family says was unjustified.

October 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine base partially evacuates from wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evacuation orders remained in place Sunday as crews built containment lines around a wind-driven wildfire that scorched 1,500 acres of dry brush and damaged four buildings at a Southern California military base.

October 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US forces conduct twin raids in Libya, Somalia

The suspected al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in the Libyan capital had been living freely in his homeland after his return there three years ago, his family said. Libya's government asked for an explanation Sunday from the United States after the Americans seized Abu Anas al-Libi from a Tripoli street outside his home and whisked him out of the country.

October 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts begin dismantling Syrian chemical program

BEIRUT (AP) - International disarmament experts on Sunday began dismantling and destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal and the equipment used to produce it, taking the first concrete step in their colossal task of eliminating the country's chemical stockpile by mid-2014, an official said.

October 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gravity' soars to top of weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama "Gravity" rocketed to the top of the box office and into industry record books during its opening weekend.

October 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Russia set for first talks since Syria deal

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.

October 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


8 killed in monster truck accident in Mexico

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) - An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said.

October 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine whose leg was blasted drives to victory

Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer always knew that despite losing much of his left leg in combat he could win races if he got the chance.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmer's death still mystery as convict walks free

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to killing his North Dakota neighbor in 1999 over a water drainage dispute will leave prison without ever telling authorities where he dumped the body.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candidate on probation for shoplifting eyes Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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