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NTSB: Pilots relied on automatic speed control

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner's speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were flying too low and too slow before the aircraft crashed, investigators said Tuesday.

July 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Giant sequoia tree smoldering for more than a year

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - An ancient giant sequoia has been smoldering for more than a year in Sequoia National Park, with the small fire even surviving a full Sierra Nevada winter, National Park Service officials said.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing autistic Calif. boy sought amid high heat

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - Officials pledged to keep scouring a sun-scorched area of Southern California near Lake Elsinore on Tuesday until they find an autistic 11-year-old boy who was last seen at his home during the weekend.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 LA County firefighters hurt in warehouse blaze

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - Three firefighters were injured while battling flames that consumed a block-long, abandoned Southern California warehouse in a three-hour firefight.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews burn brush near homes in Vegas-area wildfire

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fire crews are burning away undergrowth within a quarter-mile of homes to protect woodsy hamlets in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas from a wildfire that has charred an area nearly the size of Manhattan.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Largest Nev. fires still growing near Vegas, Reno

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fire crews worked Tuesday to stop two large Nevada wildfires advancing through rugged mountain areas, including one billowing smoke visible from downtown Las Vegas and another southwest of Reno.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens feared dead in Quebec oil train derailment

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - Blackened debris, twisted metal and gas leaks hampered rescue workers' search for perhaps dozens of bodies Tuesday, three days after a runaway oil train smashed into this small lakeside town and incinerated much of its downtown.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Service honors 19 Hotshots killed in Arizona fire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Thousands of firefighters from around the nation are paying their final respects at a memorial for 19 members of an elite Arizona Hotshot crew killed in a wildfire June 30.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Confusion over Snowden asylum offer

MOSCOW (AP) - The net of rumors and uncertainties over NSA leaker Edward Snowden deepened Tuesday when a prominent Russian lawmaker tweeted that Snowden had accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum, then deleted the posting a few minutes later.

July 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: Fugitive caught after taunting tweet

SAN DIEGO (AP) - "Catch me if you can."

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Raid draws attention to state's water districts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI's investigation of a state lawmaker has brought attention to an arm of government that is at once indispensable and nearly invisible - public agencies that pipe water to millions of people and vast swaths of farmland yet operate with scant oversight or public scrutiny.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed focused Monday on the actions of an experienced pilot learning his way around a new aircraft, fellow pilots who were supposed to be monitoring him and why no one noticed that the plane was coming in too slow.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Company: Bad fireworks caused accidents

SANTA ANA (AP) - A fireworks company on Monday said bad fireworks appear to have caused a blast that injured more than three dozen people at a show in Southern California and also triggered problems at another one of its July 4 events.

July 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Singer Randy Travis in critical condition in Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday night at a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized for heart problems.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

August 06, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.

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


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

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


Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

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


Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists.

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


Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

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


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