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Amid Gitmo strike, ex-detainee tells of force-feed

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.

June 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Iranian-Americans and expatriates vote in election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With their passports in tow, Iranian-Americans and expatriates trickled into polling sites across the United States on Friday, joining their countrymen half a world away in voting in Iran's presidential election.

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


1 dead, 6 injured in Northern California crash

BRENTWOOD (AP) - A woman has died and six others, including four children and a pregnant woman, have been injured in a crash in the San Francisco Bay area city of Brentwood.

June 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Crews battling the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history say they were better prepared to take on the flames because of lessons learned fighting last year's Waldo Canyon Fire, a similarly devastating blaze that devoured hundreds of homes and killed two people only a few miles away.

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


Abalone diver drowns in waters off NorCal

SANTA ROSA (AP) - An abalone diver has drowned in the waters off Northern California.

June 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries - and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Dealers take over Santa Cruz man's home

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz police say they have arrested five people on charges that they allegedly turned a disabled man's home into a drug house and bicycle chop shop while failing to care for him as they were supposed to.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer: Miguel inviting lawsuit over fan's injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The woman who was kicked by Miguel during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R&B singer nearly a month after the incident, her attorney said.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street."

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA school district wins $2.6M in false rape case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million judgment against a woman who falsely accused a former high school football star of rape that landed him in jail.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Celebrations break out in Iran after election

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.

June 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Climate talk shifts from curbing CO2 to adapting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury awards $55M to Calif man in gang shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A jury has awarded $55 million to a Southern California man who lost his legs because he claims a private security firm's guard failed to protect him from gang members who shot him at an apartment building.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'M' or 'F'? Outdated IDs worry transgender people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lauren Grey didn't think much about the gender recorded on her Illinois driver's license until she went to test-drive a new car. Although she had been living as a woman for months and easily obtained a license with her new name and a picture reflecting her feminine appearance, Grey's ID still identified her as male, puzzling the salesmen and prompting uncomfortable questions.

June 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Texas woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Texas actress who tried to blame her husband after sending ricin-laced letters to officials including President Barack Obama was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP seizes records in punching case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says California Highway Patrol investigators have seized medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of the agency's officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. judge blocks California executions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge Wednesday ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Answers about immigration checkpoints

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the authority that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say water usage increased 8 percent in May in a coastal area of Southern California partially because previous conservation efforts spared residents from seeing the impact of the most severe drought in the state in four decades.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weather helps fight against California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters battling a wildfire that is threatening dozens of homes in rural Northern California, a fire official said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prostitute in tech exec's death pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - A high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht in California after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and heroin charges.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jason Mraz to tour 5 New York boroughs in Sept.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Mraz is in a New York state of mind.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the economy and immigration.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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