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Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eusebio, Portugal's beloved soccer giant, dies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels battle al-Qaida-linked fighters

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters seized a compound garrisoned by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction Sunday, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar Assad, activists said.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

NEW YORK (AP) - A small plane traveling to Connecticut after taking a tour of the Statue of Liberty made an emergency landing Saturday on a New York City interstate highway, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard or on the ground, officials said.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida group says responsible for Beirut bombing

BEIRUT (AP) - An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


50 years since first cigarette health report

ATLANTA (AP) - Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked, and there was a good chance your doctor was among them.

January 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snow, extreme cold wallop Northeast, more to come

BOSTON (AP) - A blanket of white provided the Northeast with little relief from teeth-chattering temperatures that forecasters said will rise over the weekend before plunging again.

January 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Historic deep freeze could break records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia - even in a region where bundling up is second nature.

January 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boeing machinists OK contract tied to 777X

SEATTLE (AP) - Boeing machinists narrowly approved a contract Friday that concedes some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region, solidifying the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area for years to come.

January 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ascendant Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powerful financial backers boosting his all-but-certain run for another term.

January 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Calif. law reduces number of bears hunted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new California law banning the use of dogs in bear hunting appears to have had a dramatic effect, with fewer bears killed by hunters in 2013 than in any other year over the past two decades.

January 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Kerry cites big gaps in nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA (AP) - The fate of a possible landmark nuclear deal with Iran sank further into limbo Tuesday, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday noting "very real gaps" ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal meant to put firm curbs on Tehran's atomic program.

July 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized an unusually slimy package - 67 live giant African snails that are a popular delicacy across West Africa.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


20 die in Moscow subway derailment

MOSCOW (AP) - A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 150 more were hospitalized, many with serious injuries.

July 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

CHICAGO (AP) - Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Southern Oregon wildfire has destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


For Archie fans, character's death makes an impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US officer fires shot in clash at pro-Israel rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal officer fired his weapon once at men in a truck as they fled a pro-Israel rally in Los Angeles after using wooden poles bearing Palestinian flags to hit protesters, authorities said Monday.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Operators praised in surrender of rampage suspect

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Two 911 operators are being praised for bringing a peaceful end to an armed standoff after three people were shot to death and two others wounded in a Southern California neighborhood rampage.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College Football Playoff's trophy is golden

IRVING, Texas (AP) - A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades.

July 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty Monday and will be made available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shipwrecked Concordia floated for tow to Genova

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad soccer, well planned

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.

July 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds paddle out to recall drowned lifeguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.

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


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