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Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scrapbooks give peek inside Hemingway's early life

BOSTON (AP) - Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writing about him.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite outcry, stand-ground law repeals unlikely

MIAMI (AP) - Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blueberry knocks peach off top of fruit pile

ATLANTA (AP) - What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State?

July 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mortar shells hit market in Syria, killing 20

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Government troops fired mortar rounds that slammed into a main market in a town in northern Syria on Sunday, killing at least 20 civilians, activist groups said.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio zoo tries to mate rhino siblings

CINCINNATI (AP) - With the survival of a species on the line, Cincinnati Zoo scientists are hoping to mate their lone female Sumatran rhino with her little brother.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news that furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year, and it might get worse.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain helping firefighters battle SoCal wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Southern California aided by heavy rain in the mountains above Palm Springs were starting to turn the tide Sunday on a stubborn wildfire that has burned across more than 40 square miles, destroyed a handful of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be buried in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman's death on Six Flags Texas ride probed

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A woman who died while riding a 14-story roller coaster at Six Flags amusement park in North Texas apparently fell from the ride, police said.

July 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Scrapbooks give peek inside Hemingway's early life

BOSTON (AP) - Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writing about him.

July 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fight over New Orleans jail reform funds to resume

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The legal tussle over the costs of reforming the notoriously dangerous New Orleans jail is about to resume in a federal courtroom, where lawyers are expected to press the case that the sheriff doesn't need more money from the city to implement court-ordered improvements aimed at ending violence, poor security and inadequate health care.

July 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US drops bombs on Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Two U.S. fighter jets have dropped four unarmed bombs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong.

July 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Across US, people rally for 'Justice for Trayvon'

ATLANTA (AP) - One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered nationwide Saturday to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader, and to call for changes in the nation's self-defense laws.

July 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Comic creations cross borders to film, TV, makeup

SAN DIEGO (AP) - There's no such thing as just a comic book hero anymore. From big-screen films and small-screen animation to books, clothes and makeup, the hero business is big business.

July 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year's end.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq is airlifting some 4,000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there, authorities said Saturday.

July 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skateboarder nears end of cross-country trek

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kevin Kreider hasn't been skateboarding long, but that didn't stop him from attempting a cross-country trek.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought hits state's parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's drought is beginning to dry up the water supplies for some state parks, including some of the system's most popular places.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Inmate injures prison guard

SOLEDAD (AP) - A state prison guard was sent to a hospital Friday after being stabbed repeatedly in the back of the head by an inmate armed with a handmade weapon.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chinese national faces hacking charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


49ers WR Bruce Ellington focused on NFL career

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.

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


Kashkari assails Brown on education, the needy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor says incumbent Jerry Brown is indifferent to the plight of poor and minority students in struggling California schools.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CalArts jazz program founder Charlie Haden dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) - Bassist Charlie Haden, who founded the jazz studies program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, died at the age of 76 on Friday.

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


World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

NEW YORK (AP) - As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.

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


California court clarifies 3 strikes law in ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled that two felony convictions stemming from a single act cannot be counted as separate strikes under the state's three strikes sentencing law.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NEA wants Duncan's resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

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


Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan's dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America's long wars.

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


Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

SPRING, Texas (AP) - A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

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


House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won't approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday.

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


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