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UPDATE: Security tightened at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service expanded its security perimeter at the White House on Monday following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

April 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Psst. Tax deadline not much of a deadline for most

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a little secret for all you procrastinators on Tax Day: The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but as long as you don't owe any additional taxes, there is no penalty for filing a few days late.

April 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Aubrey Plaza asked to leave MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aubrey Plaza interrupted Will Ferrell's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards, then left.

April 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Barbara County jail on lockdown

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Officials say Santa Barbara County jail is on lockdown after inmates started a fire, refused to evacuate from their cells and taunted firefighters sent to put it out.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Likely tax cheats flock South, West

WASHINGTON (AP) - Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles.

April 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man jailed as slain DA investigation continues

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities investigating the deaths of a North Texas district attorney and his wife appear to have narrowed their focus on a former justice of the peace prosecuted last year by the official for theft.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boat filled with protected species hits reef

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Baseball stops heart of N. Cal. boy

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials say an 8-year-old boy's heart stopped after he was hit in the chest with a baseball during a game in Northern California, but he's expected to survive.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wienerschnitzel founder John Galardi dies

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - John Galardi, who opened a Wienerschnitzel hot dog stand in Los Angeles in 1961 and expanded it into a chain with more than 300 outlets in 10 U.S. states, has died, his company said Sunday.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal pot to draw thousands on 4/20

DENVER (AP) - Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours. The events and crowds will test the limits of new laws permitting pot use by adults.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Skull found in Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - The Sheriff's Department says a human skull has been found in northern Los Angeles County.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies in Costa Mesa house explosion

COSTA MESA (AP) - Police say a Costa Mesa man has died in an explosion at his home that's prompted the evacuation of 16 neighbors.

April 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'The Avengers' conquers MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a cast of superheroes and villains, "The Avengers" beat out its competitors to become the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Recount demanded in Venezuelan election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is refusing to accept the results of Sunday's presidential election and is demanding a recount.

April 14, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Health group offers free meningitis vaccines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles health organization founded to fight AIDS is moving to take on meningitis after the death of a West Hollywood man.

April 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama, pope find common ground, differences

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit.

March 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober

CHICAGO (AP) - A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds propose to change protection for arroyo toad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal wildlife officials on Wednesday proposed to downgrade the status of the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened, saying the California amphibian is no longer in danger of extinction.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a Republican bill to limit the president's ability to designate new national monuments, a step President Barack Obama and other presidents have taken to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA wants police at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours in the aftermath of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young salmon trucked downstream because of drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The severe drought in California is prompting state and federal wildlife officials to mount an unusual rescue operation involving millions of 6-month-old salmon that are at risk of dying in depleted rivers and streams.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

March 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oprah Winfrey takes a show on the road

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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