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Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of apples and fall colors muted.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Advocates: Cities passing rules targeting homeless

COSTA MESA (AP) - Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got ticketed for smoking in the park. Matyja, who has been homeless since he was evicted nearly two years ago, had trouble paying the fine and getting to court - and now a $25 penalty has ballooned to $600.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chavez wins third re-election in tightest race yet

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in which the opposition accused him of unfairly using Venezuela's oil wealth and his near total control of state institutions to his advantage.

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


SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 remain hospitalized after bus overturns in NJ

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Five people in critical condition after a tour bus accident in New Jersey were released from the hospital and three others were upgraded to fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkey, Syria trade fire; border tensions mount

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of the most serious and prolonged flare-ups of violence along the frontier.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuela vote a critical test for divided nation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez's crusade to transform Venezuela into a socialist state, which has bitterly divided the nation, was put to the stiffest electoral test of his nearly 14 years in power on Sunday in a closely fought presidential election.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lamborghini explodes in crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a Lamborghini hit speeds topping 100 miles an hour before it smashed into the median and exploded in flames on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Finnish couple win wife-carrying contest

NEWRY, Maine (AP) - A Finnish couple has added to their victories by taking first place in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Taken 2' twice the hit as original movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Neeson doubles the take with $50M 'Taken 2' debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was.

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


Obama in California to raise cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off his strongest fundraising month this year, President Barack Obama is looking to raise millions of dollars from celebrities and wealthy donors in California with just one month left in a tightening race.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


False leads in search for missing jet

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused in Kansas City Jewish attacks is white supremacist

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine to deploy troops in anti-terror operation

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Combative prosecutor makes mark in Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

April 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston announces marathon public safety measures

BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No US tsunami threat after 7.6 quake in Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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