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Boston suspect under heavy guard at hospital

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized in serious condition under heavy guard Saturday as people around the city breathed easier and investigators tried to piece together the who and why of the deadly plot.

April 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston suspects' Chechen family traveled long road

TOKMOK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - The two brothers accused of blowing up homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon came from a Chechen family that for decades had been tossed from one country to another by war and persecution.

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


Supreme Court cases put spotlight on gay parenting

NEW YORK (AP) - The White House told the Supreme Court it favored same-sex marriage. So did dozens of big corporations, a host of political and legal heavyweights - and 9-year-old Austin Covey.

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


USA Today founder Neuharth dies in Florida at 89

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Critics dubbed USA Today "McPaper" when it debuted in 1982, and they accused its founder, Al Neuharth, of dumbing down American journalism with its easy-to-read articles and bright graphics.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Experts: Ricin like that in letters easy to make

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can't be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Texas town grieves for dead first-responders

WEST, Texas (AP) - Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


In suburban Boston, thanks and jubilation

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police officers and firefighters stood grim-faced with guns and rifles, lining the street leading to the suburban property where a suspect in twin bombings at the Boston Marathon was believed to be holed up.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boston suspect captured

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday night less than 24 hours after a wild car chase and gun battle that left his older brother dead and Boston and its suburbs sealed in an extraordinary dragnet.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Photos force suspects' move, breaking bombing case

BOSTON (AP) - Moments after investigators went before television cameras to broadcast photos of the two men in ball caps wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing, queries from viewers started cascading in - 300,000 hits a minute that overwhelmed the FBI's website.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The stories of 2 brothers suspected in bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer who had hoped to fight on the U.S. Olympic team, a man who said he had no American friends. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrestled at a prestigious high school, won a scholarship from his city and went on to university.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges' lawsuit: Disability system 'in crisis'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security's disability program is overwhelmed by so many claims that judges sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny just to keep up with the flow of cases, according to a lawsuit filed by the judges themselves.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Massive manhunt in Boston

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - SWAT teams in armored vehicles swarmed the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt. But as evening fell, police had come up empty-handed.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senators dispute Boston tie to immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator said Friday the bombings in Boston raise questions about gaps in the U.S. immigration system, but a Democratic senator rejected such a connection and cautioned against conflating the Boston events with a new immigration bill.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Warsaw marks 70 years since uprising in ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Number of missing from Washington slide plummets

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - As crews using heavy equipment, dogs and their bare hands searched in heavy rain for more victims from a deadly Washington landslide, authorities said Saturday that the number of people believed missing had dropped substantially.

March 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One Direction cleans up at Kids' Choice Awards

Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg - thanks to some unlikely slimers.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Quake damage forces OC residents out of homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4.1 aftershock hits today near Rowland Heights

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Shirley Jones to skydive on 80th birthday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans.

March 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Elaborate FBI sting ensnares California politician

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI began investigating a prominent California politician three years ago when ex-convict-turned-community-activist Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow introduced the politician's fundraiser to an associate, an East Coast Mafia figure, according to a federal complaint.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools increasingly check students for obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

March 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State Senate suspends 3 lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

March 28, 2014 | by Associated Press | Signal AP


San Onofre nuclear plant hit with violation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators say a Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Palm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Palm Springs is singing "Goodbye, Norma Jean."

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Workers escape large garage collapse in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A portion of a parking garage being built to house buses in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday, just minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety, officials said.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

DETROIT (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. House to vote next week on aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aid to cash-strapped Ukraine and sanctions on Russia remain on track in the U.S. Congress, but it will take a few days longer before the legislation gets to President Barack Obama.

March 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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