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UPDATE: Bodies blocked exit in nightclub fire

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA man arrested after driving off mountain road

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man who barricaded himself inside a home after driving off a winding Southern California mountain road in an apparent attempt to kill himself and his girlfriend.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French, Mali forces head toward Timbuktu

SEVARE, Mali (AP) - French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled the north for more than nine months.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Entrepreneur finds new use for old barns

PHOENIX (AP) - Thomas Porter has something for sale that he believes a lot of people could be interested in. Many of them just don't know it yet.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Hansel & Gretel' is No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptians riot after soccer fans sentenced to die

CAIRO (AP) - Relatives and angry young men rampaged through the Egyptian city of Port Said on Saturday in assaults that killed at least 27 people following death sentences for local fans involved in the country's worst bout of soccer violence.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Exit locked in Bangladesh factory fire?

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's government has ordered an investigation into allegations that the sole emergency exit was locked at a garment factory where a fire killed seven female workers, an official said Sunday.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Indonesia readies for $1 trillion trade talks

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Indonesia may hold the key to a $1 trillion injection into the global economy.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama birth control mandate loosens lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) - The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan says GOP needs to pick its fights with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Paul Ryan has a message for fellow Republicans: Let's stick together and carefully pick our fights with President Barack Obama.

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die prematurely from their unhealthy habits?

January 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Algeria admits mistakes in standoff

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Algeria's foreign minister acknowledged that security forces made mistakes in a hostage crisis at a Saharan gas plant in which dozens of foreign workers were killed during Algerian military strikes.

January 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Harkin won't seek 6th Senate term

CUMMING, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday he will not seek a sixth term in 2014, a decision that eases some of the burden the national Republican Party faces in retaking the Senate.

January 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trying to unlock secrets of dead serial killer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The suspect, hands and feet shackled, fidgeted in his chair, chuckling at times as he confessed to a brutal killing.

January 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

BAGHDAD (AP) - Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor says Pistorius lied on stand

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU (AP) - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senior official says Hamas not extending truce

CAIRO (AP) - A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

CINCINNATI (AP) - Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

August 06, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ships to be paid to slow off Calif. to save whales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cargo ships will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales and cut air pollution, under a new voluntary program being launched off California.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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