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Sandy aid package moving toward House votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House began debate Tuesday on a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeast lawmakers hoped could be approved despite attempts by fiscal conservatives to eliminate unrelated projects and to gain offsetting spending cuts to cover the costs of the bill. Amendments offered by opponents of full funding set up a faceoff as the House moved toward votes on the emergency spending package, with Northeast lawmakers in both parties eager to provide recovery aid for one of the worst storms ever to strike the region.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


JPMorgan told to fix oversight tied to $6B loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been ordered to take steps to correct poor risk management that led to a surprise trading loss last year of more than $6 billion.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona gov. opts for federal Medicaid expansion

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she plans to push for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law, a surprising decision that could have an impact on other Republican governors weighing a similar decision.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to weigh executive action on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton to testify Jan. 23 before House committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Jan. 23 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the US mission in Libya.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NY poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked out a tough proposal on gun control with legislative leaders, who expected to pass one of the nation's most restrictive gun laws.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex fire chief's son gets prison for LAX pot scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of a retired chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison and fined $6,000 for heading a marijuana-smuggling ring in which he bribed security officers to get pot-filled suitcases on flights from Los Angeles to Boston.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

NEW YORK (AP) - A new analysis is challenging a report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. The analysis says the statistical analysis behind that conclusion is flawed.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OSHA finds 58 violations at Hoover Dam near Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The federal agency operating Hoover Dam must correct 58 health and safety violations that investigators found in recent inspections at the massive Colorado River water retention and hydroelectric power plant east of Las Vegas.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nissan lowers price of electric Leaf

DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is lowering the price of its Leaf electric car to try to boost anemic sales.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Evangelical coalition seeks immigration overhaul

NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent evangelical leaders announced a new effort Monday to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support overhauling U.S. immigration laws.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steps taken for possible restart at nuke plant

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - Steps are quietly being taken to prepare for possibly restarting the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant, even as its future remains clouded with uncertainty, officials said Monday.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. school shooting teen charged as adult

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A 16-year-old student who was teased by his California high school classmates for his red hair, social awkwardness and bookish appearance will be charged as an adult for allegedly wounding a classmate with a shotgun and trying to target another.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple stock wilts on worries about iPhone demand

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's stock slipped below $500 for the first time in 11 months on Monday as investors reacted to reports signaling the company's latest iPhone is falling further behind a slew of sleek alternatives running Google's Android software.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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