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Labor march could affect L.A. airport travelers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A labor march could delay Thanksgiving eve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco lawmakers vote to ban public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists Tuesday by narrowly approving a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NLRB still investigating Wal-Mart dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials said Tuesday they don't expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. That's the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congolese rebels seize Goma, take airport

GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo on Tuesday, home to more than 1 million people as well as an international airport in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war, officials and witnesses said.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dallas to mark 50 years since JFK's assassination

DALLAS (AP) - The city of Dallas will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy next year with a ceremony featuring the tolling of church bells, a moment of silence and readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough from the president's speeches.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of nurses in the San Francisco Bay area were braving rain showers to walk picket lines after going on strike Tuesday, union officials said.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unemployment falls in 75 percent of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) - An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.

November 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) - Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City's Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is home to a mountain of misery from Superstorm Sandy - a growing pile of garbage containing everything from mangled appliances, splintered plywood and sodden drywall to shreds of clothing and family photos. The seagull-pecked pile, at least two stories high, three quarters of a mile long, and fed by an endless caravan of dump trucks, is just part of a staggering round-the-clock operation along hundreds of miles of coastline to clear ...

November 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 9 injured in Arizona charter bus crash

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - One person was killed and nine others were injured Tuesday after a pickup truck going the wrong way on a rural Arizona interstate struck a charter bus head-on, authorities said.

November 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

NEW YORK (AP) - Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day.

November 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best Buy reports 3rd-quarter loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Struggling Best Buy Co. reported another dismal quarter on Tuesday, recording a third quarter loss and continued sales slump just as the crucial holiday season revs up.

November 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook profiles of any Islamic references and concocting cover stories.

November 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckham to announce plans by end of year

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - David Beckham will announce the next stop in his soccer career near the end of the year. Until then, he's focusing on winning one more trophy with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

November 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in double murder-suicide in Torrance

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say three people have died in a double murder-suicide shooting at a high-rise senior citizen complex in Torrance.

November 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Documentary: Inmate may be involved in OJ case

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by one victim's family and being looked at skeptically by a detective who has dealt with the convict.

November 20, 2012 | By The 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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