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Calif. exotic animal park lion kills Wash. intern

DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - The Seattle-area intern fatally mauled by a lion at a Central California exotic animal park loved lions and tigers since childhood, "was absolutely fearless" around them and hoped to work at a zoo after her six-month internship, her father said late Wednesday.

March 07, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Cash can bribe dieters to lose weight, study finds

Willpower apparently can be bought. The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9 pounds - four times more weight than others who were not offered dough to pass up the doughnuts.

March 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook adds more personal touches to News Feed

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is trying to breathe new life into its social network with a redesign of its News Feed.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. vows to defend itself against North Korea threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says it will take necessary steps to defend itself and its allies after North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian ballet star confesses he agreed to attack

MOSCOW (AP) - Pale and haggard after hours of questioning, a leading Bolshoi dancer told a Moscow court that he gave his blessing to an attack on the ballet's artistic director but never imagined that the assailant would go as far as to throw acid in his face.

March 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator launches lengthy debate to block CIA pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican critic of the Obama administration's drone policy mounted a self-described filibuster Wednesday to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan to take over as director of the CIA.

March 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

March 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250K lose power

WASHINGTON (AP) - A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region Wednesday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the nation's capital, which was expecting much worse and had all but shut down.

March 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man held without bail in NY couple's deadly crash

NEW YORK (AP) - A man suspected of fleeing the scene of a grisly New York crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was arrested at a Pennsylvania convenience store on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender, and he was ordered held without bail.

March 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge grants restraining order on Dorner admirer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order against an admirer of Christopher Dorner who blogged threats against the county's Child Support Services Department while the ex-cop was on his murderous rampage.

March 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.

March 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate Republicans block vote on Obama's CIA pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican critic of the Obama administration's drone policy succeeded Wednesday in blocking a vote on John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director over questions about the possible use of the unmanned weapons against American citizens.

March 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lion kills person at California animal park

DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - A lion killed a worker on Wednesday at a private wild animal park in Central California, authorities said.

March 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Physicists on Higgs hunt: Nearly there but not yet

WASHINGTON (AP) - Physicists in Italy said Wednesday they are achingly close to concluding that what they found last year was the Higgs boson, the elusive "God particle." They need to eliminate one last remote possibility that it's something else.

March 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Engaged Johnny Depp shows off 'chick's ring'

BEIJING (AP) - Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday - indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters clash with police in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Animal mummies displayed at California museum

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No national system to track landslide hazards

SEATTLE (AP) - People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.

March 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry, Russian counterpart meet on Ukraine crisis

PARIS (AP) - Russia on Sunday set out demands for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, saying the former Soviet republic should be unified in a federation allowing wide autonomy to its various regions as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris in another bid to calm tensions.

March 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai's greatest achievement.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Photos found at slide site; missing number drops

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) - American mediators are in urgent talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show's three-year run.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


National soil collection may unlock mysteries

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Number of missing from Washington slide plummets

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - As crews using heavy equipment, dogs and their bare hands searched in heavy rain for more victims from a deadly Washington landslide, authorities said Saturday that the number of people believed missing had dropped substantially.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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