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Olympic torch blasts into space for 1st spacewalk

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee before big typhoon hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlantic Club casino seeks bankruptcy protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban leader

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban chose the ruthless commander who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the militant group's new leader Thursday, and it ruled out holding peace talks with the government.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Swiss lab: Arafat ingested deadly polonium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. GOP LAWMAKERS CLAMOR FOR SEBELIUS TO QUIT

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New dinosaur that predates T. rex found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man glad stolen motorcycle found after 46 years

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he's looking forward to making more of his own when it's returned.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff: Delays marked search for missing patient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's sheriff apologized for his department's slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian fireball shows meteor risk may be bigger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health website's security prompts worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio school, NASA will partner on space research

CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati and NASA agreed Wednesday to partner on space science research in a program honoring the first man to walk on the moon.

November 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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2nd American infected with Ebola headed to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa was en route to Atlanta on Tuesday after a customs and refueling stop in Maine.

August 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops edge closer to rebel-held Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

August 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - They came with shovels, hands and heart to dig out their neighbors in the aftermath of deadly Southern California flooding.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

NEW YORK (AP) - To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US gov't had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors can seek death in salon rampage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County prosecutors can seek the death penalty for a man who admitted killing eight people at a hair salon, but they can't use evidence improperly gleaned from a jailhouse informant in the case, a judge ruled Monday.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Family of Cal player to file wrongful death suit

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LinkedIn to pay $6M in unpaid wages, damages

NEW YORK (AP) - The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

NEW YORK (AP) - Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shoot suspect outside Ventura County Fair

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old man was shot by police after allegedly driving recklessly and injuring an officer outside the Ventura County Fair.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homes badly damaged in SoCal storm

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Crews cleared roads in an area where some 2,500 had been stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while authorities estimated that between 6 and 8 homes were badly damaged and likely uninhabitable.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA (AP) - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

August 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.

August 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


For Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

BALTIMORE (AP) - Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rancher: Standoff with feds a spiritual battle

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claims the April confrontation between the federal government and his armed supporters was part of an age-old spiritual battle between good and evil.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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