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Obama begins first working day of new term

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House learning the basics. Not just the basics of governing, but also figuring out how to get cleared into their offices by the Secret Service, log on to their government computers and find keys to unlock office drawers.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bankrupt Zacky Farms to remain with family

FRESNO (AP) - A California family-owned turkey plant that recently filed for bankruptcy will remain in the hands of the Zacky family under the terms of a $31.6 million sale.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden retrievers key to dog cancer study

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Jay Mesinger heard about a study seeking golden retrievers to help fight canine cancer, he immediately signed up 2-year-old Louie.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students pulled from Encinitas school on cell fears

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) - Some parents have pulled their children from a San Diego County school because of concerns about radiation from cellphone antennas.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israelis go to polls, Netanyahu victory expected

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israelis began trickling into polling stations Tuesday morning to cast their votes in a parliamentary election expected to return Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to office despite years of stalled peacemaking with the Palestinians and mounting economic troubles.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


400 guns collected in sheriff's buyback

COMPTON (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have collected hundreds of guns in a buyback intended to get weapons off the streets.

January 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Sources: Ex-Miami coaches know of allegations

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Two former Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of allegations, said two people familiar with the situation.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Obama says 'possibilities are limitless'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Women fare better in independent film

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Despite equal representation of male and female filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women working as directors and producers at the independent-film showcase over the past decade.

January 21, 2013 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Files show how LA church leaders controlled damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other top Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark, according to church personnel files.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

SCOTTBASE, Antarctica (AP) - Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to Scotland to recreate the long-lost recipe.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians avoid jail for assisted suicides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians who helped kill their friends or spouses have avoided jail time as prosecutors struggle with the troubling issue of assisted suicide.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zion condor found dead; was likely lead poisoning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A California condor found dead at Zion National Park is believed to have died from lead poisoning after foraging on a bullet-ridden game carcass, in another setback for the recovery project on the Utah-Arizona border, officials said Monday.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Death toll hits 29 in Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.

April 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlanta archbishop apologizes for posh residence

ATLANTA (AP) - Archbishop Wilton Gregory seems to have gotten the pope's message about modest living.

April 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Five reported dead in 8.2 Chile quake

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile hours ago. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Industry group seeks continuous flight tracking

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - An aviation industry group is creating a task force to make recommendations this year for continuously tracking commercial airliners because "we cannot let another aircraft simply vanish" like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Missed the health care deadline? It's not too late

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's big enrollment deadline.

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


A new year of series, specials for Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) - Unlike some channels, Animal Planet trades on a message beyond "Watch us."

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


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


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