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Exit polls show hint of optimism helped Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

November 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats keep majority in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans recapture control of House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting to President Barack Obama's re-election, House Speaker John Boehner said the voters want both parties to find common ground on repairing the economy.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney strikes note of bipartisanship

BOSTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the nation to unite behind him.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama addresses supporters

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama says the American people have "picked ourselves up" and fought back during tough economic times, declaring after winning re-election that the "best is yet to come."

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney concedes defeat

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has conceded defeat in the presidential contest.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


State Senate districts upheld

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have upheld the state Senate districts drawn last year by an independent citizens' commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prop. 38 tax increase rejected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

November 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CNN projects Obama winner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swapped hard-fought battleground states Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feinstein beats Emken

Voters have decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation's capital for a fourth full term.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP drives toward renewed control of House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP's delegations from the East, South and Midwest.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


McCaskill defeats Akin in Missouri

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Claire McCaskill has won re-election in Missouri, holding off Rep. Todd Akin who came under fire for saying women had ways of preventing pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape."

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Romney leading in popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Tense duel for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his Republican conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Fines for water-wasters OK’d

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California approves fines for water-wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man faces 3 murder counts in California rampage

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena has been charged with three counts of murder.

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Star's encounter with stalker described

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sandra Bullock's recent encounter with a stalker in her home reads like a scene from a scary movie in newly released documents, painting a portrait of an obsessed fan who described himself as her "husband."

July 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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