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Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBCUniversal early

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comcast is buying the rest of NBCUniversal from General Electric several years ahead of schedule to take advantage of low interest rates and what its CEO calls a "very attractive price" of $16.7 billion.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's proposals face quick opposition in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address studded with tired liberal notions and campaign-style hostility and said the speech did little to ease partisan tensions over issues like gigantic budget deficits.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate chairman calls for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate opened its first hearing on a comprehensive immigration overhaul Wednesday with a call from a committee chairman for swift action on a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. Tensions quickly emerged as shouting protesters interrupted the hearing and Republicans called for border security first.

February 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope says he's resigning for the 'good of the church'

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of faithful Wednesday that he was resigning for "the good of the church" - an extraordinary scene of a pope explaining himself to his flock that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lady Gaga unable to walk, postpones 4 shows

NEW YORK (AP) - Lady Gaga says she's "heartsick" to postpone four shows after sustaining an injury that's left her unable to walk.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate panel approves Hagel for Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary in a rancorous session at which Republican questioned the former GOP senator's truthfulness and challenged his patriotism.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Papal campaigning gets under way

VATICAN CITY (AP) - It's a political campaign like no other, with no declared candidates or front-runners and a strict taboo against openly gunning for the job. But the maneuvering is already under way, with one African contender declaring Tuesday it was time for a pope from the developing world - and he was free if God wanted him.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


General Electric gets out of the TV business

NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock - the building and the TV business born there.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 3 killed in shooting at Utah drug house

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) - A suspect was on the run Tuesday after three people were shot to death and one was wounded at a known drug house in suburban Salt Lake City, causing temporary lockdowns at several area schools.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man featured on 'Storage Wars' dies of suicide

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the death of an auctioneer featured on A&E's "Storage Wars" has been declared a suicide.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve are facing felony animal cruelty charges.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stranded cruise passengers facing dirty conditions

HOUSTON (AP) - Passengers onboard a disabled cruise ship being towed to shore in the Gulf of Mexico told relatives they are using plastic bags to do "their business" and are otherwise trying to make the best of a bad situation by sleeping under the stars instead of in their stuffy, hot cabins.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alec Baldwin, wife expecting a baby this summer

NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together.

February 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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2 Americans die in Hamas fighting

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe other attacks after transients killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

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


Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

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


Canyon Country resident scares off burglar

A resident surprised a burglar who broke into a home early Monday morning then ran off when confronted by the homeowner, sheriff's officials said.

July 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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


UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.

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


Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.

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


Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.

July 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.

July 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

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


Gas explosion at Oxnard bakery injures 1

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a gas explosion at an Oxnard bakery has left one person injured.

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


Southern California freeway crash leaves 3 dead

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.

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


How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.

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


Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.

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


Bus becomes shower for homeless in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.

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


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