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Comments on Obama, Boehner part of job

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie underestimated the first major storm of his administration by flying to Disney World hours before snow crippled New Jersey. A year later, he overplayed Tropical Storm Irene with the now-infamous order, "Get the hell off the beach."

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Newtown sets up task force to handle donations

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Chris Kelsey is the tax assessor in Newtown, but for the better part of three weeks, his job has been setting up and organizing a warehouse to hold the toys, school supplies and other gifts donated in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA to spend $10 billion on mortgage settlements

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America says it will spend more than $10 billion to settle mortgage claims resulting from the housing meltdown.

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian PM warns of cash crisis

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian self-rule government is in "extreme jeopardy" because of an unprecedented financial crisis, largely because Arab countries have failed to send hundreds of millions of dollars in promised aid, the Palestinian prime minister said Sunday.

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No movement: Lawmakers dig in heels on debt crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders on Sunday showed no signs of emerging from their corners to resolve the next step in the financial crisis, with Democrats still talking about higher taxes on the wealthy and the Senate's top Republican suggesting that a crippling default on U.S. loans was possible unless there were significant cuts in government spending.

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he's ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel's stands on Israel and Iran.

January 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Africa: Nelson Mandela's recovery is good

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and a surgical procedure to remove gallstones, according to an announcement Sunday by President Jacob Zuma.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hearing may be 'mini-trial' in theater shootings

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court this week for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will get to see.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defiant Assad pledges to continue fighting

BEIRUT (AP) - A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad rallied a chanting and cheering crowd Sunday to fight the uprising against his authoritarian rule, dismissing any chance of dialogue with "murderous criminals" that he blames for nearly two years of violence that has left 60,000 dead.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Noisy aircraft planned for Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Plans on where to base the U.S. military's next-generation fighter jet, the F-35, concern people in communities from California to Florida to Maine who worry the aircraft are too loud.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael J. Fox to star in new TV show

PASADENA (AP) - On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sources: Hagel is pick for Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next defense secretary.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Josh Brolin arrested for public intoxication

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Josh Brolin spent some of New Year's Day and the following morning in a Southern California jail cell after getting arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Chainsaw 3-D' nets No. 1 debut with $23M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police kill gunman in Colorado home

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - SWAT officers who stormed a Colorado home where a gunman had holed up found a horrific scene - four dead bodies including that of the gunman.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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College Football Playoff's trophy is golden

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

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


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


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