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Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping to emerge with the outlines of a plan for the complex task of safely securing and destroying vast stockpiles of Syrian chemical weapons in the midst of a brutal and unpredictable conflict.

September 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Haves and have-nots as health care markets open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under President Barack Obama's overhaul.

September 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.

September 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ainslie subs for Kostecki with Oracle's A team

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - British Olympic star Ben Ainslie is serving as tactician with Oracle Team USA's main crew on a training run on San Francisco Bay as the syndicate seeks changes to turn around its America's Cup misfortunes.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Breaking Bad' spinoff to feature Saul Goodman

NEW YORK (AP) - AMC is calling Saul Goodman for a spinoff of the network's drama series "Breaking Bad."

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Giant boulder slides onto road, lands on man

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona man was seriously hurt when a car-size boulder slid onto a mountain road and landed on him while he and his co-workers were trying to move another massive rock off the road.

September 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims

NEW YORK (AP) - Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

September 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama conditionally backs offer on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani Taliban, army exchange prisoners

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban and the army exchanged prisoners Wednesday as a confidence building measure ahead of possible peace talks, intelligence officials and militant commanders said.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Containment lines holding in Calif. wildfire fight

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed 30 homes and damaged 30 others are expecting more favorable weather to help.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor calls for death in Delhi bus rape case

NEW DELHI (AP) - Saying their crime shocked the conscience of India, the prosecutor in the fatal New Delhi gang rape called Wednesday for all four convicted rapists to be hanged, while one of the defendants shouted out his innocence as police drove him into the courthouse.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - Humberto grew to hurricane force far out in the Atlantic early Wednesday, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, while Bermuda shook off a drenching by Tropical Storm Gabrielle.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Car bomb explodes in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya's Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, exactly one year after an attack there killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

September 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Docs: Officials misused US surveillance program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. officials for nearly three years accessed data on thousands of domestic phone numbers they shouldn't have and then misrepresented their actions to a secret spy court to reauthorize the government's surveillance program, documents released Tuesday show.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - At least three civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded in overnight shelling of the main rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, a day after a leadership reshuffle appeared to signal Moscow's attempt to further distance itself from the pro-Russian insurgency.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide Friday to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US drops bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with starting massive California blaze

FRESNO (AP) - While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they suspected of starting what would become the mountain range's largest fire in its recorded history.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Smokey Bear turns 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Collector who sold bogus wine gets 10-year term

NEW YORK (AP) - A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to a decade in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others who might tamper with what people eat and drink.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill encourages teaching about 1st black president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would encourage schools to teach the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation's first African-American president.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) - If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Serial stowaway arrested again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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