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Bombs bursting in air: July 4 nightmare for dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom, Erika Gamez said. She should know - she takes care of over 150 at work and five at home.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. recommends expansion of hazardous dump

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California regulators are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the Western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects and have opposed the expansion, officials said on Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal public defenders warn of dire budget cuts

SEATTLE (AP) - The lawyers who represent poor people charged with federal crimes across the country say they already face an unfair fight when they head into court against the resources of the Justice Department - and that's only going to get worse if draconian budget cuts occur as planned next year.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona Hotshots lived the meaning of the word

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - They were fathers and expectant fathers. High school football players and former Marines. Smoke-eaters' sons and first-generation firefighters.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 win National High School Musical Theater Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - One brought leading man grace. One brought a little raunch. Together they left New York with the top National High School Musical Theater Awards.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More air passengers show up with guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Feds want $12.5M in Antelope Valley bias case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials who claim that authorities discriminated against black residents of public housing want Los Angeles County and two cities to pay the alleged victims $12.5 million.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden hits hurdles in search for asylum

MOSCOW (AP) - NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

July 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies of ovarian cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Pierce Brosnan's daughter has died from ovarian cancer, his publicist confirms.

July 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama courts Africa's business on trip's final leg

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced new trade initiatives to open up East Africa's markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the growing continent.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lady Liberty reopening July 4, months after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) - Months after Superstorm Sandy swamped her little island, the Statue of Liberty will finally welcome visitors again on Independence Day.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


WikiLeaks: Snowden makes expanded asylum requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be in legal limbo in the Moscow airport, is expanding his requests for asylum to another 19 countries, including China, according to WikiLeaks.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's military issues 48-hour ultimatum

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's military issued a "last-chance" ultimatum Monday to President Mohammed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters in the streets seeking the ouster of the Islamist leader or the generals will intervene and impose their own plan for the country.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 ex-Californians among fallen Arizona Hotshots

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.

July 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


BART strike slows rush hour

OAKLAND (AP) - San Francisco Bay area commuters sweated in crowded buses, shivered on loaded ferries or inched through crowded freeway traffic on Monday after hundreds of train workers demanding higher wages went on strike and the region's heavily used rail system ground to a halt.

July 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

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


Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

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


Sheriff: Robin Williams hanged himself

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season.

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


Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.

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


Iraq TV: Aid helicopter crashes in north

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi has told state television that an Iraqi helicopter delivering aid to displaced Yazidis on Sinjar mountain has crashed.

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


Pakistan rallies to test government, its democracy

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, Pakistan's capital feels like a city preparing for a siege.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live

NEW YORK (AP) - Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D - but forget the silly glasses.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spanish priest dies of Ebola; UN debates ethics

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

VAISHALI, India (AP) - The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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