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Italy: OK to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany, a make-or-break engineering feat that has never before been tried in such conditions.

September 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bombings kill 58 in south and central Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday, another bloody reminder of the government's failure to stem the surge of violence that is feeding sectarian tensions.

September 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. woman suspected of killing her 2 children in Calif.

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Arizona woman who was arrested on suspicion of killing her two children after she tried to crash her car into an electrical box outside a Home Depot had a propane tank in her vehicle.

September 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials issue stern warning to Colo. towns

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.

September 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. police: Mother arrested in 2 kids' deaths

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Police found two children dead in a Southern California hotel room Saturday after authorities say their mother crashed her car outside a supermarket and made remarks that led authorities to them.

September 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Hawaii can't fit woman's last name on license

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii woman's last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 characters and 19 syllables in all. And it's so long that she couldn't get a driver's license with her correct name.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire sets off live ammunition at LA building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters say live ammunition began exploding as they battled a fire at a Los Angeles business that left the owner in serious condition.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World's oldest man dies in NY at age 112

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthening off Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Ingrid is becoming a bit stronger off Mexico's Gulf coast, with forecasters predicting further increases in speed and a possible hurricane warning.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

LYONS, Colo. (AP) - By air and by land, the rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Russia reach deal on Syria weapons

GENEVA (AP) - After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.

September 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bloomberg: I won't endorse NYC mayoral candidate

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Bloomberg said Friday he won't endorse a candidate for New York City mayor, keeping his power and his wallet on the sidelines of the hotly contested race to succeed him.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


All-white sororities at Ala. Univ. draw attention

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Several prominent leaders in Alabama weighed in Friday on allegations that all-white sororities passed over two prospective black members because of pressure from alumnae, and in one case, an adviser.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot spots could slow search for cause of NJ fire

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to figure out the cause of a fire that charred four blocks of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt stands - perhaps 50 businesses in all - on a Jersey shore boardwalk that still was trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida girl was bullied for months before suicide

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as "You should die" and "Why don't you go kill yourself."

September 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

BAGHDAD (AP) - Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor says Pistorius lied on stand

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU (AP) - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senior official says Hamas not extending truce

CAIRO (AP) - A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

CINCINNATI (AP) - Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

August 06, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ships to be paid to slow off Calif. to save whales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cargo ships will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales and cut air pollution, under a new voluntary program being launched off California.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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