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Teen arrested in crime spree that left 1 dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 15-year-old San Jose boy has been arrested in connection with a crime spree last weekend that left one man dead and a police officer wounded in a shootout, police said Saturday.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.

November 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of Mass. gas blast that hurt 18 being probed

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Dozens of building inspectors began assessing homes and businesses in one of New England's biggest cities on Saturday, a day after a natural gas explosion leveled a strip club located next to a day care and heavily damaged a dozen other structures. The blast injured 18 people, many of them first responders.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kan. honor flights halted after money goes missing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - As many as 100 World War II veterans missed their chance to travel to Washington to see their war's memorial after about $110,000 disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 of FBI's 10 most wanted arrested in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles Friday night to face charges of murder, kidnapping and rape, U.S. officials said.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Will US role at climate talks change after storm?

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's top judges slam president's new powers

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's highest body of judges slammed on Saturday a recent decision by the president to grant himself near-absolute power, calling the move an "unprecedented assault" on the judiciary.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests made during LA-area Wal-Mart protest

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) - Nine people were arrested for blocking a busy street in front of a Wal-Mart in suburban Los Angeles on Black Friday in one of several protests staged around the country to demand better wages and benefits for employees of the superstore chain.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UCSB student dies after fall from apartment

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A University of California Santa Barbara student has died after she and a 22-year-old man fell together from a second-story apartment railing.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.

November 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Idaho falconers channel history, hunt with raptors

KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Gary Moon releases "Laser," his young prairie falcon, as the sun's first rays set southern Idaho's desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter strapped to each leg, lifts from Moon's leather gauntlet and with every rapid wing beat circles higher into the sky.

November 24, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran criticizes Turkish request for Patriots

BEIRUT (AP) - Iran lashed out Friday at Turkey for requesting that NATO supply it with Patriot surface-to-air missiles to deploy along the border with Syria, denouncing the step by Ankara as counterproductive.

November 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EU summit ends without budget deal

BRUSSELS (AP) - A summit of the European Union's 27 national leaders, charged with agreeing on a long-term budget for the bloc, broke up Friday afternoon without being able to reach a deal.

November 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes in Egypt after president expands powers

CAIRO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he called "weevils eating away at the nation of Egypt."

November 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.

November 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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U.S. judge blocks California executions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge Wednesday ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Answers about immigration checkpoints

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the authority that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.

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


First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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


Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say water usage increased 8 percent in May in a coastal area of Southern California partially because previous conservation efforts spared residents from seeing the impact of the most severe drought in the state in four decades.

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


Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.

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


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

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


Weather helps fight against California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters battling a wildfire that is threatening dozens of homes in rural Northern California, a fire official said Wednesday.

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


Prostitute in tech exec's death pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - A high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht in California after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and heroin charges.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian officials say an Israeli airstrike has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jason Mraz to tour 5 New York boroughs in Sept.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Mraz is in a New York state of mind.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the economy and immigration.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban

DENTON, Texas (AP) - The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) - When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts?

July 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire threatens dozens more homes

REDDING (AP) - A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities say was sparked by exhaust from a truck was threatening dozens of additional homes on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 arrested in theft of cheese vans

MANTECA (AP) - Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing three Volkswagen minibuses that were customized to look like bright orange Tillamook cheese loafs.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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