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Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBCUniversal early

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comcast is buying the rest of NBCUniversal from General Electric several years ahead of schedule to take advantage of low interest rates and what its CEO calls a "very attractive price" of $16.7 billion.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's proposals face quick opposition in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address studded with tired liberal notions and campaign-style hostility and said the speech did little to ease partisan tensions over issues like gigantic budget deficits.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate chairman calls for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate opened its first hearing on a comprehensive immigration overhaul Wednesday with a call from a committee chairman for swift action on a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. Tensions quickly emerged as shouting protesters interrupted the hearing and Republicans called for border security first.

February 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope says he's resigning for the 'good of the church'

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of faithful Wednesday that he was resigning for "the good of the church" - an extraordinary scene of a pope explaining himself to his flock that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lady Gaga unable to walk, postpones 4 shows

NEW YORK (AP) - Lady Gaga says she's "heartsick" to postpone four shows after sustaining an injury that's left her unable to walk.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate panel approves Hagel for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary in a rancorous session at which Republican questioned the former GOP senator's truthfulness and challenged his patriotism.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Papal campaigning gets under way

VATICAN CITY (AP) - It's a political campaign like no other, with no declared candidates or front-runners and a strict taboo against openly gunning for the job. But the maneuvering is already under way, with one African contender declaring Tuesday it was time for a pope from the developing world - and he was free if God wanted him.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


General Electric gets out of the TV business

NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock - the building and the TV business born there.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 3 killed in shooting at Utah drug house

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) - A suspect was on the run Tuesday after three people were shot to death and one was wounded at a known drug house in suburban Salt Lake City, causing temporary lockdowns at several area schools.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man featured on 'Storage Wars' dies of suicide

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the death of an auctioneer featured on A&E's "Storage Wars" has been declared a suicide.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve are facing felony animal cruelty charges.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stranded cruise passengers facing dirty conditions

HOUSTON (AP) - Passengers onboard a disabled cruise ship being towed to shore in the Gulf of Mexico told relatives they are using plastic bags to do "their business" and are otherwise trying to make the best of a bad situation by sleeping under the stars instead of in their stuffy, hot cabins.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alec Baldwin, wife expecting a baby this summer

NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned about 6 square miles of forested land in northern California.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill would regulate pet insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things learned from Giants fan beating verdict

A verdict awarding $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium has settled - for now - one of the ugliest chapters in a longstanding rivalry.

July 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus, car collide in Indiana, 1 dead, 18 hurt

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A Greyhound bus headed from St. Louis to New York City collided Sunday with a car on an eastern Indiana highway, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, an official said.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anthony staying with Knicks, wants to build winner

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team."

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rookie Jersey City cop killed during armed robbery

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

VIENNA (AP) - The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.

July 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Port of LA truck drivers put off strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Earhart namesake completes global flight

OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jet from Israel makes emergency landing

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.

July 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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