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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief hops into space.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Weather postpones trade center's ascent to tallest

NEW YORK (AP) - One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

April 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of fired officers seek review of cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief's offer to re-examine their dismissals since a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first powered flight

MOJAVE (AP) - A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pattern seen in alleged chemical arms use in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of Saddam Hussein's 1988 attack in Kurdish Iraq that killed thousands.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holocaust survivors gather at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A new front for gun background checks: the ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerful blast injures up to 40 in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) - A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police say 4 people stabbed at Albuquerque church

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old man stabbed four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as a Sunday mass was nearing its end.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican journalists march against attacks on press

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) - Officials in Veracruz state say they know who killed Regina Martinez. The muckraking reporter, found beaten and suffocated in her house, was just the victim of a robbery, according to prosecutors and a local court.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: problems continue at LA foster agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found continuing neglect and abuse of children and dubious financial practices at a private foster care agency, a decade after it was singled out for similar problems by Los Angeles County auditors.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent boom in fracking help or hurt the fight against climate change?

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Iron Man 3" was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement Will Save Edison Customers $1.12 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2014 – The Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), the independent consumer advocate within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), today signed a comprehensive settlement agreement with Southern California Edison Company (Edison), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) that will prevent the utilities from charging customers, who were served by the defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), for defective steam generators.

March 27, 2014 | SOURCE: Calif. Office of Ratepayer Advocates | Signal AP


PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wandering wolf's signal ready to fade

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - The wandering wolf dubbed OR-7 has enjoyed well over his 15 minutes of fame. But even with continued public interest, he could soon fade from the spotlight.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."

March 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The International Monetary Fund pledged up to $18 billion in loans Thursday to prop up Ukraine's teetering economy, and the prime minister warned that everyone is going to feel some pain from the necessary financial reforms ahead.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jet search cut short; more satellites spot objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man's son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

TOKYO (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, pope find common ground, differences

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober

CHICAGO (AP) - A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds propose to change protection for arroyo toad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal wildlife officials on Wednesday proposed to downgrade the status of the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened, saying the California amphibian is no longer in danger of extinction.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a Republican bill to limit the president's ability to designate new national monuments, a step President Barack Obama and other presidents have taken to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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