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Lawyer details Jackson's struggle with drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert giant AEG Live.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rural Calif community on lockdown as killer sought

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, was on lockdown on Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego-bound flight crew declares emergency

DENVER (AP) - A Frontier Airlines flight heading for San Diego has landed safely in Denver, after instruments showed a possible loss in cabin pressure.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury selection begins in serial killing trial

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the capital trial of Joseph Naso, who is charged with murdering four women decades ago in Northern California and dumping their bodies in rural areas.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman guilty of cutting off husband's penis

SANTA ANA (AP) - A woman was convicted Monday of drugging her estranged husband, cutting off his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief hops into space.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Weather postpones trade center's ascent to tallest

NEW YORK (AP) - One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.

April 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of fired officers seek review of cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief's offer to re-examine their dismissals since a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first powered flight

MOJAVE (AP) - A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pattern seen in alleged chemical arms use in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of Saddam Hussein's 1988 attack in Kurdish Iraq that killed thousands.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Holocaust survivors gather at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A new front for gun background checks: the ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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