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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy The Washington Post for $250 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. gov orders inquiry, averts SF rail strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown intervened in a labor contract dispute.

August 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Immigration bill critics focus on health law delay

WASHINGTON (AP) - For many House conservatives, President Barack Obama's decision to delay a central provision of his health care law has emerged as a major arguing point - not against that law but in opposition to immigration legislation

August 05, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Concern about Hawaii's fly homeless home program

HONOLULU (AP) - A program that would help fly homeless people in Hawaii back to the mainland is being greeted with skepticism by the state's human services officials and groups that help the homeless.

August 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee wants NBC and CNN to cancel upcoming programs on Hillary Rodham Clinton and is threatening to blackball the networks from future Republican presidential debates if they fail to comply.

August 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vendors recall Venice Beach horror

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One minute, Mustafa Balci was sitting in a lawn chair next to his wife at their booth on the Venice Beach boardwalk, enjoying the leisurely summer scene.

August 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space

TOKYO (AP) - Japan has launched the world's first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" toward the International Space Station.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerful Calif. water district backs tunnel plan

FIVE POINTS, Calif. (AP) - As a giant harvesting machine uprooted and sucked in hundreds of tomato plants a row at a time, Dan Errotabere contemplated massive strips of bare land on his farm.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tighter security at some US missions over al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Security forces on Sunday closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols near some of the 22 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers find body of Mt. Hood snowboarder

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) - A dozen rescuers armed with chain saws and other tools chipped away at tons of ice and snow Sunday to the recover the body of a 25-year-old snowboarder killed when an ice tunnel collapsed on Oregon's Mount Hood.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury to hear closing arguments in Bulger trial

BOSTON (AP) - After listening to nearly eight weeks of testimony, jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger are set to hear closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys as each side lays out its view of the case.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'2 Guns' shoots to No. 1 at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "2 Guns" is No. 1 at the weekend box office.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama turns 52 today

WASHINGTON (AP) - Instead of "Hail to the Chief," President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of "Happy Birthday" this weekend.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man arrested in Venice Beach hit and run

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 others.

August 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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