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New Obama offer moves toward Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has proposed a deficit-reduction package to House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) that would increase the top tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $400,000, cut more spending from health care programs and add $200 billion more in spending cuts over 10 years to his earlier offer.

December 17, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

WASHINGTON (AP) - Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.

December 17, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. prosecutor: Steroids found in Reid's room

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - An investigation into the fatal heroin overdose of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, revealed there were steroids in his room the day he died, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Monday.

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Census to offer Internet option in gov't surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway.

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other women and posted revealing photos and other material on the Internet.

December 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest to charge noshows

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines doesn't charge customers to change their flight plans after buying a ticket. But soon they'll pay a fee for not canceling a ticket before the flight.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mount Rushmore slated for new quarter

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) - Mount Rushmore will once again grace the side of a quarter when the U.S. Mint releases a new America the Beautiful quarter next year.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott becomes only black Republican in Congress

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley picked U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to be the state's next U.S. senator Monday, making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks edge higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in budget talks in Washington. Just two weeks remain before tax increases and government spending cuts take effect if no deal is reached.

December 17, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


First funerals held for Newtown victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A grief-stricken Newtown began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys - one of them a big football fan, the other described as a whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Car bomb kills 17 people in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region near the Afghan border Monday, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others, officials said.

December 17, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Movement seen in 'fiscal cliff' talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the "fiscal cliff."

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man held in alleged threats to L.A. schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary schools.

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diet Pepsi quietly changes sweetener

NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.

December 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rookie Jersey City cop killed during armed robbery

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

VIENNA (AP) - The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Port of LA truck drivers put off strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Earhart namesake completes global flight

OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jet from Israel makes emergency landing

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 shot dead in Pasadena home

PASADENA (AP) - Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Harry Potter' actor found dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man catches whopping 482-pound halibut

SANTA ANA - An Orange County man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ventura couple ordered to stop blocking access to trail

VENTURA (AP) - State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central Coast.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Last original Ramones member dies

NEW YORK (AP) - The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


18th hole proves Mickelson's undoing in Scotland

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson never tires of expressing his affection for Scottish links courses - but he won't be taking away any fond memories of the 18th hole at Royal Aberdeen this week.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ogwumike sisters to meet on court for first time

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike's memories of the one time they played basketball against each other at Stanford don't exactly match up.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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