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Ikea deleted women from Saudi version of catalog

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog, a move the company says it regrets.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bernanke makes strong defense of Fed rate policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a sharp defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's bold policies to stimulate the weak economy, while cautioning Congress to respect its private discussions.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare labor petition in Iran shows economic alarm

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops. Organizers asked for signatures and the pages began to fill up.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Man's NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided

NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument over cellphone images was freed hours later and his arrest voided when the charge could not be substantiated, law enforcement officials said.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newspaper: Malvo felt like 'worst piece of scum'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "the worst piece of scum."

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


"Carmageddon" called a success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Traffic was flowing again on the city's busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn't result in the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but prices to rise

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bacon lovers can relax. They'll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown vetoes Calif. domestic workers rights bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy Scouts to report pedophiles missed previously

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America plan to begin doing what critics argue they should have done decades ago - bring suspected abusers named in the organization's so-called perversion files to the attention of police departments and sheriff's offices across the country.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minn. trial could expose al-Shabab recruiting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor declares 'Carmageddon II' a success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called "Carmageddon II," the sequel to last year's shutdown of one of the nation's busiest freeways, a success and thanked drivers for staying off the road and keeping the weekend traffic unusually light.

September 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spain crisis fuels Catalan separatist sentiment

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Three weeks after a massive Catalan separatist march in Barcelona - the biggest since the 1970s - the independence flags still flutter from balconies across Spain's second largest city.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

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


Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai's greatest achievement.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Photos found at slide site; missing number drops

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) - American mediators are in urgent talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks.

March 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Piers Morgan ends CNN show with gun-control plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show's three-year run.

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


National soil collection may unlock mysteries

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The government has been collecting dirt - lots of it.

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


American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

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


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


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