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Pope expels German 'luxury bishop' from diocese

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over a 31-million-euro project to build a new residence complex, but refused calls to remove him permanently.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


N. Calif. deputies kill 13-year-old boy with replica weapon

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California sheriff's officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


WWII vet honored with long-overdue military medals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia - even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter secures new credit line ahead of IPO

Twitter has secured a credit agreement worth up to $1 billion ahead of its initial public offering.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmers tied to listeria outbreak plead guilty

DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak have agreed to meet with family members of people who died and to donate any money they may collect from a related lawsuit to victims and their families, a lawyer said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For those over 50, a tough job search

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he's still looking.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surfer punches shark, escapes

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Nev. middle school gunman was 12 years old

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The student who wounded two classmates and killed a teacher and then himself on a Nevada middle school campus was 12 years old.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bullock, Roberts crowned at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - With talk of televising the Hollywood Film Awards Gala next year, stars at Monday's ceremony enjoyed what could be their last unedited award show.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK's Hague stresses support for Syrian opposition

LONDON (AP) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague has emphasized Western leaders' support for Syria's moderate opposition as world leaders met in London to chart a map for Syrian peace talks.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Firefighters react as thunderstorms hit Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters across the Northwest reacted Monday as triple-digit heat and lightning made their job even more difficult in an area where two dozen large wildfires were already burning.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chief: Police killed California robbery hostage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Advanced Warfare' jumps past predecessors

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) - It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

MADRID (AP) - Now it's not just two Americans, but a Spaniard as well: the three non-Africans known to have Ebola got some of the very few doses that exist of an experimental drug aimed at treating the deadly disease.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza closure key in Israel-Hamas talks

DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - Mohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa powder.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID (AP) - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.

August 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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