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Hero guide dog assured good home after NY rescue

NEW YORK (AP) - The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man arrested in deadly California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A man was arrested on suspicion of arson and murder in a wildfire over the summer that destroyed dozens of homes and left one person dead in rural Northern California, a fire official confirmed on Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed will reduce bond purchases by $10B in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve says it will reduce its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January, citing a stronger U.S. job market. And it says it will take further steps to reduce the pace of the purchases next year if that improvement continues.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian aircraft pound Aleppo for 4th straight day

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government aircraft dumped barrels packed with explosives on at least four opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of stepped-up airstrikes on the contested northern city, activists said.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. high-tech startup hopes to change biking

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ousted Egypt president to be tried for conspiracy

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top prosecutor referred Wednesday toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial for conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and others to carry out a campaign of violence to destabilize the country following his ouster.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine center offers degree, hands-on training

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) - Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can't see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her to respond to verbal and touch-related signals before she loses her sight completely.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

December 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Winning lottery tickets sold in San Jose, Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles County Sheriff reforms hiring

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it will reform hiring practices after revelations that 80 deputies had criminal convictions, histories of misconduct or other problem backgrounds.

December 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman kills 1, himself at Reno hospital

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a hospital campus in Reno on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding two others before turning the weapon on himself.

December 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Alligator can greet Michigan restaurant patrons

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A 4-foot long alligator named Wally will be allowed to greet patrons of a Michigan restaurant.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX shooting suspect indicted on 1st-degree murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of a deadly shooting spree at the Los Angeles International Airport on first-degree murder charges.

December 17, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.

December 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Navajo family fighting to stay on monument land

WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) - Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced march to an eastern New Mexico internment camp.

March 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.

March 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$24.5M penalty proposed for Edison over windstorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.

March 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


At least 3 dead in Jersey shore motel fire; 8 hurt

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Officials say 10 people are unaccounted for after a fire that destroyed a motel at the Jersey shore, killing three people.

March 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian crowds seize 3 Ukrainian warships

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian forces seized three Ukrainian warships Thursday and Ukraine said its troops were being threatened in Crimea as the U.S. announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


$24.5M penalty proposed for Edison over windstorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have proposed a $24.5 million penalty for Southern California Edison after a 2011 windstorm that left more than 400,000 without power and an incident in which three people were electrocuted.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Best lead' in plane search: 2 objects seen in sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A freighter used searchlights early Friday to scan rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth after satellite images detected possible pieces from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Man who killed deputy linked to 2nd case

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A suspect in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in California has been linked to the case of a 79-year-old man who was shot and killed before his body was found by officials responding to a fire, authorities said Thursday.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TW Cable execs set to get $135M 'golden parachute'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality goggles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought and moderate flooding forecast for spring

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the first day of spring, there's some bad news for the weather-weary nation.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, targeting President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff and 19 other individuals as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.

March 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Latest information on search for Malaysian plane

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is concentrating on two objects located by satellite and identified by analysts as possible debris. A summary of the latest information from Australian maritime authorities and others involved in the investigation:

March 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 sons unite to create new Roy Orbison song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Roy Orbison's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad - until now.

March 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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