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Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Flights canceled ahead of another Northeast storm

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are again looking at canceling flights in and out of the Northeast, just a week after Superstorm Sandy led to more than 23,000 cancellations in the region.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. voters legalize recreational pot use

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington voters legalized recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with a federal government that backs the drug's prohibition.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead, brother arrested in LA shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have arrested a Los Angeles man for the shooting deaths of his brother and another man in their Boyle Heights home.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maine votes in favor of legalizing gay marriage

Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine becoming the first state to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state becoming the first to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Geologists find East Coast quakes travel farther

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Data from the 2011 earthquake centered in Virginia shows East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's re-election celebrated around world

LONDON (AP) - From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, many around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday while others said stubborn conflicts and deepening economic and environmental woes will not be helped by his success.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Calif. shooting suspect was 'methodical'

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said.

November 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exit polls show hint of optimism helped Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

November 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats keep majority in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans recapture control of House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting to President Barack Obama's re-election, House Speaker John Boehner said the voters want both parties to find common ground on repairing the economy.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney strikes note of bipartisanship

BOSTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the nation to unite behind him.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama addresses supporters

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama says the American people have "picked ourselves up" and fought back during tough economic times, declaring after winning re-election that the "best is yet to come."

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney concedes defeat

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has conceded defeat in the presidential contest.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

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


Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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


Teen rides in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American wins Boston marathon

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego won the men's race in the Boston Marathon Monday, giving the city its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Easter morning delivery for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado celebrates 4/20

DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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