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UPDATE: Judge strikes down N.Y.'s sugary drinks law

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge struck down New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary in applying to only some sweet beverages and some places that sell them. .

March 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Recovery slow as Japan marks 2 years since tsunami

TOKYO (AP) - Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000.

March 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. citing security to censor more public records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.

March 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Earthquake shakes wide area of S. California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An earthquake has shaken a wide swath of Southern California but there's no word of any damage.

March 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 teens swam out of deadly Ohio crash

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - Two teens who escaped a crash that killed six friends in a swampy pond wriggled out of the wreckage by smashing a rear window and swimming away from the SUV, a state trooper said Monday.

March 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Jose minimum wage rises to $10

SAN JOSE (AP) - Workers earning minimum wage in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose are getting a $2-per-hour raise thanks to a group of university students' efforts.

March 11, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


US, S. Korea begin drills after N. Korean threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean state media said Monday that Pyongyang had carried through with a threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War, as it and South Korea staged dueling war games amid threatening rhetoric that has risen to the highest level since North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island in 2010.

March 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


6 teens killed, 2 hurt in northeast Ohio SUV crash

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing six of them while two escaped, the state highway patrol said.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


6 teens killed, 2 hurt in northeast Ohio SUV crash

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing six of them while two escaped, the state highway patrol said.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jeb Bush compares journalists to "crack addicts"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush compares journalists to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" for asking about the 2016 presidential campaign.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 6 hurt when truck careens onto LA sidewalk

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 52-year-old woman was killed and six people were injured when a pickup truck ran onto a crowded sidewalk and crashed into an Indian food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Princess whose story gripped Sweden dies

STOCKHOLM (AP) - She was one of the better kept secrets of Sweden's royal household: a commoner and divorcee whose relationship with Prince Bertil was seen as a threat to the Bernadotte dynasty.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uncle says he tried to save 7 from Ky. house fire

GRAY, Ky. (AP) - The uncle of one of seven people killed in a house fire in southeastern Kentucky says he tried to rescue them but was too late.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC soda rule eyed from coffee shops to clubs

NEW YORK (AP) - At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shape on tables and menus in a city that thrives on eating and going out.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


City Council speaker launches NYC mayoral bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monday and will be made available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad soccer, well planned

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds paddle out to recall drowned lifeguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sacramento shootout leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An early morning shootout in a Sacramento parking lot on Sunday left one man dead and at least four others wounded, authorities said.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Foster children become focus of California schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in northern California.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things learned from Giants fan beating verdict

A verdict awarding $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium has settled - for now - one of the ugliest chapters in a longstanding rivalry.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus, car collide in Indiana, 1 dead, 18 hurt

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A Greyhound bus headed from St. Louis to New York City collided Sunday with a car on an eastern Indiana highway, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anthony staying with Knicks, wants to build winner

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team."

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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