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Letter to Miss. senator tests for ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) - An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, authorities said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three and left more than 170 injured at the Boston Marathon.

April 17, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Fox removes 'Family Guy' episode from websites

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of "Family Guy" that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate plans to air it again.

April 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Leave It to Beaver' actor Frank Bank dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Bank, who played oafish troublemaker Lumpy on the sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," has died. He was 71.

April 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American Airlines halts all U.S. flights

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Pressure-cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

BOSTON (AP) - Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out - with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel - but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New details revealed on Guantanamo prison clash

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - The top medical official at the Guantanamo Bay prison says five detainees were injured in the weekend clash with guards.

April 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court wrestles with Indian adoption dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is trying to sort out a wrenching adoption case involving a Native American child, a biological father who first renounced any interest in her and adoptive parents who were eventually ordered to hand her over to the father.

April 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Loved ones seek word on Boston runners after blast

CHICAGO (AP) - Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of one of the world's great races.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor: No unexploded bombs at marathon

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.

April 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Violent backdrop in sports to Jackie Robinson Day

MIAMI (AP) - Lined up in front of their dugouts, all wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins stood for a moment of silence to honor bombing victims at the Boston Marathon.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Alaska-based soldier gets 16 years in spy case

OINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling military secrets to a Russian agent, who was an undercover FBI agent, a military panel decided Monday.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


World cities on alert after bombings

LONDON (AP) - With more than 30 marathons being held this weekend alone and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are boosting security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston's race.

April 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: FBI searches apartment in Boston bombings

BOSTON (AP) - FBI agents searched a suburban Boston apartment overnight and appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing, while a doctor treating the wounded said one of the victims was maimed by what looked like ball bearings or BBs.

April 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea marks founder's birthday, issues more ire

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea quietly marked a second day of celebrations for its first leader's birthday and issued prickly new rhetoric Tuesday threatening retaliation for what it sees as provocations by South Korea and the United States, who have been watching closely for signs the North may go ahead with a suspected medium-range missile launch.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SD County man admits hammer killing of 94-year-old

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County man has pleaded guilty to killing his 94-year-old neighbor with a hammer as she slept.

April 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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New report details racial gap among US children

NEW YORK (AP) - In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

April 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-hospital aide investigated in patient assaults

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former nursing assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation after two women said they were sexually assaulted while being treated at the Los Angeles hospital, police said.

April 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Choosing jury in Apple-Samsung case may be hard

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world's leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling Caterpillar Inc., a member of the "corporate profit-shifting club," Sen. Carl Levin accused the manufacturing giant Tuesday of employing an aggressive tax strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO meets on Ukraine; plans to reassure Baltics

BRUSSELS (AP) - Facing their biggest security challenge in years, NATO foreign ministers discussed how to react to Russia's annexation of Crimea and what measures to take reassure the alliance's rattled eastern members in the face of a newly assertive Russia.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadline dash: Glitches slow health care sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hobie Alter, who revolutionized surfing, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two words - surfboards and Hobie - were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New music coming from Michael Jackson estate

NEW YORK (AP) - A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook CEO reaps $3.3B gain from stock options

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard dorm room.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Asiana: Plane systems partly to blame in crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert its crew about problems with air speed, Asiana Airlines said in a filing with regulators released on Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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