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Pistorius allegedly made sinister remark in court

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. Pistorius denied the allegation.

May 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base.

May 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine group sees uptick in stranded sea lions

SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

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


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

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


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

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


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

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


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

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


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Teen Choice Awards to honor young stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Posey of "Teen Wolf" and Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" are hosting Sunday night's 2014 Teen Choice awards, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Turkey's PM Erdogan wins presidential vote

ISTANBUL (AP) - An unofficial vote count showed Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the country's first ever direct presidential election in the first round Sunday, ensuring he will remain at the country's helm for at least another five years.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurdish forces retake 2 towns in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A senior Kurdish military official says his forces have retaken two towns from the Sunni militants that have seized large parts of northern Iraq.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatal crash

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Black teen shot in Missouri was unarmed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say the 18-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis was unarmed.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt calls for Gaza cease-fire, new talks

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has called on Israel and Palestinian factions to observe a 72-hour cease-fire beginning within hours, and to resume talks on a more comprehensive Gaza agreement.

August 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego Comic-Con sues Utah convention over name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.

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


4 firefighters, 3 drivers hurt in California crash

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Four firefighters and three drivers are hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck in the Northern California city of Vallejo.

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


Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

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


Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

HONOLULU (AP) - His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse roads blocked by toppled trees. It was a far cry from the way tourists in popular parts of Hawaii spent their Saturday - sunbathing, kayaking and otherwise back to paradise despite an overcast sky.

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


What's scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."

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


'Candid Camera' aims to make new generation smile

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smile, "Candid Camera" is making a comeback.

August 09, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man killed by wrong-way driver

AZUSA (AP) - A 19-year-old El Monte man was killed on the 210 Freeway in Azusa early Saturday when his car was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver who later was booked on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run, authorities said.

August 09, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputies shoot and kill man who wounded deputy

WALNUT PARK (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a gunman who wounded another officer during an earlier confrontation in the Walnut Park area.

August 09, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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