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Report: Sexism part of military academies' culture

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, according to a Pentagon report released Friday, reflecting a culture of disrespect that permeates the schools and their sports teams and fuels reports of sexual harassment and assaults.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. jobless rate falls to 6.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The weakest month of hiring in three years ended 2013 on a sluggish note and raised questions about whether the U.S. job market can sustain its recent strong gains.

January 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Target data breach wider than reported

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says that personal information - including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses - was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected.

January 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cargo ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A privately launched supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the cold to the sun.

January 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deep freeze may have cost economy about $5 billion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hunkering down at home rather than going to work, canceling thousands of flights and repairing burst pipes from the Midwest to the Southeast has its price. By one estimate, about $5 billion.

January 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A TV special will take viewers out of this world

NEW YORK (AP) - National Geographic Channel is going out of this world for a TV event.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire kills 2 at OC group home

SANTA ANA (AP) - The 71-year-old caretaker is known as "mommy" by the mostly elderly residents of her California group home for the developmentally disabled, and she calls them her kids.

January 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rodman apologizes for comments on jailed American

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.

January 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie apologizes for traffic jam, fires aide

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized for highway lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution, said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in what happened and sought to assure New Jerseyans the actions are not typical of the way his administration does business.

January 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama likely to accept change in spying on leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to tighten restrictions on U.S. spying on foreign leaders and also is considering changes in National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the nation's surveillance programs.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report says LA plagued by poverty, traffic jams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership, a citizens' panel warned Wednesday.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Brain dead' teen gets feeding and breathing tubes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has been given the feeding and breathing tubes that her family had been trying to obtain for weeks.

January 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Caretaker hurt trying to save group home residents

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The caretaker at a California group home for developmentally disabled adults that burned to the ground tried to beat back the flames Wednesday with a blanket before dragging two residents outside but failing to rescue two others as the fire spread, authorities said.

January 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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LinkedIn to pay $6M in unpaid wages, damages

NEW YORK (AP) - The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.

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


US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

NEW YORK (AP) - Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

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


Police shoot suspect outside Ventura County Fair

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 26-year-old man was shot by police after allegedly driving recklessly and injuring an officer outside the Ventura County Fair.

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


Homes badly damaged in SoCal storm

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) - Crews cleared roads in an area where some 2,500 had been stranded after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while authorities estimated that between 6 and 8 homes were badly damaged and likely uninhabitable.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

ATLANTA (AP) - Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.

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


Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.

August 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


For Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

BALTIMORE (AP) - Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rancher: Standoff with feds a spiritual battle

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claims the April confrontation between the federal government and his armed supporters was part of an age-old spiritual battle between good and evil.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigeria confirms doctor as 2nd Ebola case

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian border security official said Monday that more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed into Russia, although both sides gave conflicting accounts as to why they had decided to cross the border.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

KUNMING, China (AP) - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday.

August 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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