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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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Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pop-rocker scores song to soothe anxious canines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Score one for the dogs.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents decry no charges for deputy who killed boy

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a 13-year-old boy slain by a Northern California sheriff's deputy said they felt they lost their son again after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against the officer who mistook the teen's pellet gun for an assault rifle.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US hiring likely strong for a 5th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hiring was likely robust for a fifth straight month in June, a sign that the economic recovery, now entering its sixth year, is finally gaining meaningful traction.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - About 200 people have gathered for a ceremony marking the site of a 1956 airliner crash over the Grand Canyon as a national landmark.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman accused of abandoning her baby at a Manhattan subway station told police on Tuesday that she is homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby girl dies after fall at Chula Vista apartment

Chula Vista officers responding Monday evening performed CPR on the child, who was unresponsive. She was flown to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she died.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note.

July 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad shocked huge waves killed lifeguard son

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Lifeguards along more than 6 miles of pristine sand in this Southern California beach city had rescued more than 200 people by the time the call came to help a distressed swimmer east of one of the main piers.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ottawa Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

OTTAWA (AP) - Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.

July 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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