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Wave of attacks kills at least 66 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of attacks including car bombings in Baghdad, an explosion at a market and a suicide assault in a northern city killed at least 66 people Sunday across Iraq, officials said, the latest in a wave of violence washing over the country.

October 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD: Cousin admitted fatally stabbing mom, 4 kids

NEW YORK (AP) - A Chinese immigrant was arrested Sunday on five counts of murder in the deaths of his cousin's wife and her four children in a stabbing rampage in their Brooklyn home.

October 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Meteorologists spy clue to heat waves weeks away

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meteorologists may have found a way to predict some killer heat waves up to three weeks in advance. Now, the best they can do is about 10 days.

October 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. mom's 'heart is broken' over teacher killing

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - The mother of the Massachusetts teenager accused of killing his teacher inside a school bathroom is brokenhearted over the educator's death and seeks prayers for her son, according to a statement released Saturday by her son's defense attorney.

October 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrest ends Calif shootout that wounded 6 officers

ROSEVILLE (AP) - Police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff in a suburban Sacramento city before he surrendered.

October 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay-Z - under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers - said Saturday he's being unfairly "demonized" for just waiting to hear all of the facts.

October 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mojave Desert gunman's life crumbled to bloody end

RIDGECREST (AP) - Sergio Munoz was known around this small desert city to acquaintances as a personable dad, and to police for his long rap sheet.

October 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Krabappel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.

October 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia bans Ke$ha concert, cites 'culture' clash

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif mayor faulted for immigrant remarks resigns

EL CAJON (AP) - The mayor of a San Diego suburb says he will step down after being criticized for his remarks about Iraqi immigrants.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grand jury indicted JonBenet Ramsey parents

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A grand jury found enough evidence to indict the parents of JonBenet Ramsey for child abuse and accessory to first-degree murder in the 6-year-old's death, newly unsealed documents revealed Friday, nearly a decade after DNA evidence cleared the couple.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy in Northern California.

October 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Police: Suspect in Lodi fatal crash was drinking

LODI, Calif. (AP) - Lodi police say the suspect in the car crash that killed five family members had been drinking with his father shortly before the accident.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Problems persist in CA prison mental health ward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in disarray, according to a court-appointed investigator and others familiar with the facility.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruz in Iowa claims shutdown got people talking

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued to influential Iowa Republicans Friday that the partial government shutdown he help precipitate this month was a success despite a compromise that reopened the government and ultimately funded the health care law he has made his name fighting.

October 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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ID of officer who killed teen festering issue

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The police chief of a St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death said Wednesday he won't be pressured into publicly identifying the officer despite mounting demands from clergy, protesters and even hackers.

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


Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

CAIRO (AP) - Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, potentially averting renewed violence and permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza.

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


Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - In yet another twist to a complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered on Martha's Vineyard following a foreign policy split.

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


Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the everyday fabric of a city where he once said he passed for normal.

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


Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday.

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


Ukraine-bound Russian convoy stuck amid bickering

VORONEZH, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine remained parked Wednesday in the southern city of Voronezh, their fate shrouded in mystery as Ukraine accused Moscow of plotting to use them as a cover for invasion.

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


W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 24-year-old Portland, Oregon player has been crowned the national Scrabble champion.

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


L.A. to pay $26M over garbage-truck nap ban lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has finalized a $26 million payment to settle a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by garbage-truck drivers.

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


AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict's aftermath.

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


As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs continues

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - A leading physician in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental treatment.

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


Authorities: California man admits killing family

GOLETA (AP) - A man stabbed to death his elderly father, then killed his two young sons, his mother and finally the family dog. He then calmly called police to the home on California's Central Coast and told detectives the killings were his destiny, authorities said Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff: Robin Williams hanged himself

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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