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2,000-acre wildfire north of San Diego contained

WARNER SPRINGS (AP) - A 2,000-acre wildfire ignited by lightning in rural northern San Diego County has been contained.

August 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead, 3 injured after car plunges off the 134 freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people were killed and three were hurt after a vehicle went over the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In NYPD shooting, many witnesses follow the chase

NEW YORK (AP) - Lincoln Rocha had just taken some photographs of his wife while they visited crowded Times Square on a hot summer day when he saw a man nearby start to back away from police officers who were talking to him.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Bourne,' 'Campaign' bump Batman from No. 1 spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan selection shrouded in secrecy

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - After Mitt Romney decided on a running mate, Paul Ryan's carefully planned transition from congressman to vice presidential candidate began - in deep secret.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Graham in hospital with bronchitis

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A spokesman for Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist is being treated at a North Carolina hospital for bronchitis.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Happy and glorious' Olympics come to rocking end

LONDON (AP) - With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sikh temple holds 1st Sunday service since attack

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee spoke of redemption, unity and strength during the first Sunday service there since a gunman killed six people before fatally shooting himself.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chimp escapes Las Vegas backyard -- again

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The caretaker of a chimpanzee that got out of its enclosure and ran off into a Las Vegas neighborhood for the second time in about four weeks says the she thinks someone let the animal out of its cage this weekend.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tea party evolves

ATLANTA (AP) - Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public school children to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates.

August 12, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympics closing ceremonies underway

LONDON (AP) - A fun, festive and fast-moving Olympic closing ceremony got off to a rocking start Sunday with a shout-out to Winston Churchill and a celebration of the Union Jack.

August 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Dark Knight' knocked out of first place

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.

August 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Residents describe terror in Iran quake

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Residents of the zone in northwestern Iran hit by powerful twin earthquakes described moments of terror and panic with birds crowing loudly in warning seconds before the ground shook. As the death toll rose Sunday to more than 250 with entire villages leveled, rescuers called off searches for survivors and turned their attention to caring for the 16,000 people left homeless.

August 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US wins gold in basketball

LONDON (AP) - Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold.

August 12, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

DETROIT (AP) - A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


China detains employees of suspect meat seller

BEIJING (AP) - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

DETROIT (AP) - A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings - "boom, boom, boom" - outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) - Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing Marine wife may have been shot

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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