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Mexico: Rivera's plane hit with 'terrible' impact

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour, Mexico's top transportation official said Tuesday.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Cliff' movement? Obama, Boehner trade proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a test of divided government, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner sought an elusive compromise Tuesday to prevent economy-damaging tax increases on the middle class at year's end, conferring by phone after a secretive exchange of proposals.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said.

December 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christmas, New Year's travel busiest in 6 years

NEW YORK (AP) - This Christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years, with AAA predicting that 93.3 million Americans will hit the road. That's 1.6 percent more than last year and just 400,000 people shy of the 2006 record.

December 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

NEW DELHI (AP) - Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mother of 1st surviving US quintuplets dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - As the mother of five children in a small South Dakota town, the limelight was the furthest thing from Mary Ann Darling Fischer's mind. All that changed on Sept. 14, 1963, when Fischer gave birth to the first known surviving quintuplets in the United States.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida executes ex-cop for killing 9 in 1986

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A former police officer who murdered nine people during a 1986 crime spree was executed Tuesday after his attorneys' last-minute appeals were rejected.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police says three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in the Portland, Ore., area.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA prosecutors seek to revoke Lohan's probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday asked a judge to revoke Lindsay Lohan's probation and schedule a hearing that could lead to the actress' return to jail.

December 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Person opens fire at mall near Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say there has been a shooting in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit claims A&E's 'Storage Wars' show is rigged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of the valuables found hidden in abandoned lockers on A&E's "Storage Wars" have been added by producers to deceive viewers, a former cast member of the show claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Online petition calls on UC to scrap new logo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's new logo isn't getting high marks from some students, staff and alumni.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police suspect LA man was lured into NYC ambush

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tagliabue overturns Goodell on Saints suspensions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year.

December 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayan prophecy sparks dread, celebration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, and from China to California to Mexico, thousands are getting ready for what they think is going to be a fateful day.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurdish pleas for weapons may finally be heard

WASHINGTON (AP) - For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. For just as long, the administration has rebuffed America's closest allies in Iraq.

August 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life sentence in killing of elderly woman in 1984

SANTA ANA (AP) - A man convicted of sexually assaulting and beating to death an 84-year-old woman 30 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gasoline thieves used concealed pump in trailer

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Riverside police are looking for a couple who stole 500 gallons of gasoline by sucking it from an underground tank through a pump concealed in a horse trailer.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kidnap victim rescued after 2 days without water

ROWLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities have rescued a woman they say was held for ransom for two days without any food or water.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA Mars test called success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sending heavier vehicles and, eventually, humans to Mars requires first testing new technologies to see if they actually work.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor denies parole to Manson follower

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board and denied the release of a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 43 years in prison.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former candidate for governor arrested in shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sterling appeals ruling that OK'd Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked an appellate court on Friday to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

August 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Reagan aide Brady's death ruled homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) - This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, District of Columbia police said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time.

August 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Flooding hits Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind.

August 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man: Wife's remains found 35 years after Jonestown

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California man said Friday he was shocked to learn that his wife's cremated remains had been found inside a decrepit former funeral home, 35 years after she and more than 900 others died in a suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana.

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

August 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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