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Charlie Brown, 'Peanuts' pals head to big screen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Brown and his "Peanuts" pals are coming to the big screen.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say

BAGHDAD (AP) - Al-Qaida is rebuilding in Iraq and has set up training camps for insurgents in the nation's western deserts as the extremist group seizes on regional instability and government security failures to regain strength, officials say.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally by cheering supporters. The teacher has also written a letter of apology that was read aloud to students.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skydiver begins prep for supersonic jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert was lifted Tuesday morning and crews began laying out his balloon.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Romney showing new urgency in close race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With swinging polls making the White House race as unpredictable as ever, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were crossing Ohio Tuesday and making their case with new urgency in the campaign's final weeks.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom who glued kid's hands to wall faces life term

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain, a doctor testified Monday during the mother's sentencing hearing.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

MIAMI (AP) - The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


YouTube takes original programming venture abroad

LONDON (AP) - YouTube is extending its original programming initiative into Europe, with at least 60 new video channels from media companies including Britain's BBC, London-based FreemantleMedia and the Netherlands' Endemol.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lengthy review possible at damaged Cal nuke plant

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators disclosed Monday that the proposed restart of the long-shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could lead to an exhaustive review that might last months or even years.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Imprisoned Dutch killer to be father

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A newspaper reported Monday that Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch man who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, says he is going to be a father.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama's campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling edge in battlegrounds from Ohio to Virginia.

October 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Alzheimer drug shows some promise in mild disease

BOSTON (AP) - Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer's drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease.

October 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nobel awarded for stem cell, early cloning work

NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed into completely different kinds, work that reflects the mechanism behind cloning and offers an alternative to using embryonic stem cells.

October 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


13,000 got suspect steroid shots; risk uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.

October 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Bill encourages teaching about 1st black president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would encourage schools to teach the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation's first African-American president.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) - If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Serial stowaway arrested again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots and form a national unity government by early September.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey shows state by state consumer spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No Ebola drug for Africans; troops deployed

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - West Africans battling to contain the spread of Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug used on two Americans infected with the dreaded disease could even be made, officials said. Soldiers in two of the affected countries deployed Thursday to try to stem further spread of the virus.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BofA nears $16-$17B settlement with US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

August 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - They were leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire Southeast Asian nation into a ruthless slave state - a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone deemed a threat was executed.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

BAGHDAD (AP) - Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs through the heart of Baghdad.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor says Pistorius lied on stand

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial said Thursday in closing arguments that the athlete repeatedly lied during testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU (AP) - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

August 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senior official says Hamas not extending truce

CAIRO (AP) - A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said.

August 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

CINCINNATI (AP) - Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow.

August 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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