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Spidey swings back to action with $140M launch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has spun himself a $65 million opening weekend and $140 million in his first six days at U.S. theaters.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers depart to prepare for fall election

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have adjourned for their summer recess after unabashedly positioning themselves to their best competitive advantage going into the fall election campaign.

July 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar-winning star Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.

July 08, 2012 | By The AssociatedPress | Signal AP


Federer wins 7th Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title.

July 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian military conducts large-scale exercises

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's military began large-scale exercises simulating defense against outside "aggression," the state-run news agency said Sunday - an apparent warning to other countries not to intervene in the country's crisis.

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


A look back in history

The last time a British man made it to the final of Wimbledon, the war - World War II - hadn't yet begun. It was 1938 when Bunny Austin lost the championship in straight sets to Don Budge. And around the world:

July 08, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Temps across US cool slightly, but it's still hot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Americans in much of the country will be getting a slight break from the oppressive heat on Sunday, one day after temperatures rose to above 100 degrees from the central states to the mid-Atlantic. Yet for many, the cooler temperatures won't exactly be comfortable, falling only into the 90s.

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


Mickey Mouse takes NKorean stage in show for Kim

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.

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


Click it: Remember to check computer for malware

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet users scanning their Twitter feeds or Facebook accounts Sunday might want to add one more quick click to check their computer for malware.

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


Police chief chases down suspect on bike

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A burglary suspect was nabbed in Redondo Beach after he was spotted by the local police chief, who chased the suspect down on a bike.

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


LA schools superintendent shakes up district

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the principal - to smash what he called a "culture of silence."

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


More mega projects turning to private investors

CHICAGO (AP) - For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put up the money to fix aging schools, dilapidated rail lines and beat-up roads. Offer investors steady returns on the projects. And give the public the modern services its governments can no longer afford.

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


6 arrested in credit card scam at Calif. casino

PALA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested six suspected members of a fraud ring that uses fake credit cards to get cash advances from Indian casinos in San Diego County.

July 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in crane collapse on UT-Dallas campus

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two construction workers Saturday, officials said, leaving a mangled chunk of the crane laying atop an unfinished building where workers were heard screaming as the accident unfolded.

July 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More mega projects turning to private investors

CHICAGO (AP) - For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put up the money to fix aging schools, dilapidated rail lines and beat-up roads. Offer investors steady returns on the projects. And give the public the modern services its governments can no longer afford.

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


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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zillow buying Trulia

NEW YORK (AP) - Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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