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UPDATE: Legendary actor Mickey Rooney has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge California party spirals into violent clash

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a rock- and bottle-throwing melee, forcing police to fire tear gas and foam projectiles to break up the crowd.

April 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

WASHINGTON (AP) - The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than decade - and perhaps for covering them up.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

NEW YORK (AP) - As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Navy rescues family on sailboat

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast and were headed Sunday to San Diego to get the girl medical treatment.

April 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

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


Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

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


Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) - What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs.

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


Wall Street orders up GrubHub in market debut

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street has a major craving for takeout.

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


2nd child in drowning case against Pa. mom dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose mother allegedly held him underwater in a bathtub died Saturday, four days after his younger brother drowned, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 Modesto girls critically injured in stabbings

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Three girls are critically injured after one of them stabbed the other two before stabbing herself in the bedroom of a central California house.

April 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Meningitis deaths cause scare in L.A. gay community

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.

April 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Risk of earthquake increased for half of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner losing optimism on border legislation deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid hardening positions by both political parties, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he's losing optimism that Democrats and Republicans can agree before their summer break on legislation to address the influx of young Central Americans across the U.S. border.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATED: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) - Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GM's legal staff targeted at recall hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into deadly recalls.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 2 Suspects in bank robbery gang members

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California say two suspected bank robbers who took three women hostage and were killed in a resulting shootout with officers were gang members.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called anew for a special prosecutor to look into the matter.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tsarnaev pal's jury to begin 2nd day deliberating

BOSTON (AP) - A federal jury was set to begin a second day of deliberations on Thursday in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the investigation into the deadly attack.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

WHITTIER (AP) - When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Texas actress who tried to blame her husband after sending ricin-laced letters to officials including President Barack Obama was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

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


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