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Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

January 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rapid fall for Army general accused of sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eusebio, Portugal's beloved soccer giant, dies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels battle al-Qaida-linked fighters

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters seized a compound garrisoned by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction Sunday, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar Assad, activists said.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

NEW YORK (AP) - A small plane traveling to Connecticut after taking a tour of the Statue of Liberty made an emergency landing Saturday on a New York City interstate highway, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard or on the ground, officials said.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida group says responsible for Beirut bombing

BEIRUT (AP) - An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


50 years since first cigarette health report

ATLANTA (AP) - Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among them.

January 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snow, extreme cold wallop Northeast, more to come

BOSTON (AP) - A blanket of white provided the Northeast with little relief from teeth-chattering temperatures that forecasters said will rise over the weekend before plunging again.

January 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Historic deep freeze could break records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia - even in a region where bundling up is second nature.

January 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Army: Fort Hood gunman showed no previous violence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier who killed three people before committing suicide in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009 had shown no recent risks of violence, authorities said Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senators to vote to release terror report summary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Intelligence Committee's expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks.

April 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

April 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 30 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.

April 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-All-Star Dykstra sues, alleges jail beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying he suffered an unprovoked and brutal beating by deputies in a Los Angeles County jail two years ago.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


7.8 aftershock rattles Chile's far-northern coast

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - A powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock hit Chile's far-northern coast late Wednesday night, shaking the same area where a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit just a day before causing some damage and six deaths.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

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


California man lost in wilderness beat the odds

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who walked out of the wilderness with no injuries after being lost for two bone-chilling nights didn't follow a basic rule of search-and-rescue, but he still beat the odds.

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


More than 450 pot shops file to renew LA taxes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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


Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for years

ROME (AP) - A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker's kitchen.

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


Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.

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


Absent Ai Weiwei stages major show in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) - A prison cell, a pair of jade handcuffs and an installation built with rubble from a demolished studio: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is drawing heavily on his troubles with the Chinese authorities at a spectacular new show in Berlin.

April 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Chile's magnitude 8.2 quake not 'the big one'

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake - a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

April 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Artist plants fake Bieber CDs in LA stores

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An artist is making it difficult to believe there's actually a copy of Justin Bieber's latest album for sale in Los Angeles stores.

April 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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