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Overseas slice of 'Pi' flips Hollywood formula

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In mathematical terms, divide the circumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In Hollywood terms, add a United Nations mix of ingredients and you have the blockbuster "Life of Pi."

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


100 RI fire victims remembered in outdoor ceremony

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people and relatives of those killed huddled together in bitter cold Sunday at the site of the blaze to mark the 10th anniversary of it.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Better TV might improve kids' behavior

SEATTLE (AP) - Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd Ind. medic dies from ambulance-crash injuries

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A second medic died early Sunday from injuries sustained when a car collided with an ambulance that was not on an emergency run and had the right of way in downtown Indianapolis, authorities said.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States' choices set up national health experiment

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is unfolding as a national experiment with American consumers as the guinea pigs: Who will do a better job getting uninsured people covered, the states or the feds?

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Galaxy says Donovan to rejoin team in late March

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Landon Donovan plans to rejoin the Los Angeles Galaxy during the final week of March after a break of almost four months.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiger Woods joins vacationing Obama for golf round

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - That was a big-time ringer in President Barack Obama's golfing group Sunday in Florida.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Maker's Mark to restore alcohol content of whiskey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ill. woman killed same day sister sat behind Obama

CHICAGO (AP) - An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed just hours after her sister sat on the stage at President Barack Obama's speech about gun violence at an area school.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House calls draft immigration plan a backup

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats alike on Sunday predicted President Barack Obama would fail if he pushed forward with his own effort to overhaul the nation's immigration system and urged the administration to hold off while lawmakers work on a bipartisan measure.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Texas firefighters stable after deadly blaze

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas firefighters are in serious but stable condition as investigators try to determine what sparked a lodge hall fire that killed two colleagues.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ross beats Evans in dunk contest

HOUSTON (AP) - Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stanley Marsh 3 settles teenagers' lawsuits

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Stanley Marsh 3, an eccentric millionaire artist best known for his "Cadillac Ranch" art display along an interstate in the Texas Panhandle, has settled lawsuits from 10 teenagers who allege he paid them for sex acts, attorneys announced Saturday.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Willis' new 'Die Hard' scores with $25M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bruce Willis remains a die-hard at the box office.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boehner losing optimism on border legislation deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid hardening positions by both political parties, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he's losing optimism that Democrats and Republicans can agree before their summer break on legislation to address the influx of young Central Americans across the U.S. border.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATED: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) - Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GM's legal staff targeted at recall hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into deadly recalls.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 2 Suspects in bank robbery gang members

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California say two suspected bank robbers who took three women hostage and were killed in a resulting shootout with officers were gang members.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers called anew for a special prosecutor to look into the matter.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tsarnaev pal's jury to begin 2nd day deliberating

BOSTON (AP) - A federal jury was set to begin a second day of deliberations on Thursday in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the investigation into the deadly attack.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

July 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


HiddenCash to pay for park trampled by money hunt

WHITTIER (AP) - When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A Texas actress who tried to blame her husband after sending ricin-laced letters to officials including President Barack Obama was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

July 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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