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School turnarounds prompt community backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Super Bowl ratings highest in history

NEW YORK (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


8 killed in Yucaipa bus crash

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) - The company that organized a bus trip that ended with a deadly crash in the mountains of Southern California has offered its condolences to all of those who have been affected.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. state considers gender-neutral language bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - In Washington state, dairymen, freshmen and even penmanship could soon be things of the past.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Women's baseball star, movie inspirer Davis dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the central character in the movie "A League of Their Own," has died, her son said Sunday.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq War vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - An Iraq War veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend turned a gun on the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


After Harvard visit, dozens injured in bus crash

BOSTON (AP) - The scene could hardly have been more frightening for a Pennsylvania high school student just returning from a tour of Harvard University when the bus she was on slammed into an overpass, injuring dozens of passengers.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers hold on to beat Pistons 98-97

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - In a season full of turmoil and frustration, this would have been a particularly exasperating loss for the Los Angeles Lakers.

February 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Power outage stops game at Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.

February 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever.

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Details emerge about man at center of Ala standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - As an Alabama standoff and hostage drama marked a sixth day Sunday, more details emerged about the suspect at the center, with neighbors and officials painting a picture of an isolated man estranged from his family.

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ravens win, stop Niners surge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Around the Super Bowl and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the game:

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry makes calls abroad in first weekend on job

WASHINGTON (AP) - New Secretary of State John Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls this weekend, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to pursue a Mideast peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns on both sides.

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American institutions facing proposals to end long-held exclusions.

February 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday.

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campers flee from Southern California wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

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


Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

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


Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis.

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


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

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


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