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Trucker bumps I-5 bridge, sees tragedy behind him

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him. Two vehicles fell into the icy Skagit River.

May 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Amanda Bynes accused of bong toss out window

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

May 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Molester found slain in Corcoran prison cell

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - Investigators at California State Prison-Corcoran are investigating as a homicide the death of an inmate who was a convicted child molester.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sanitation ends plans for dump near Joshua Tree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A regional garbage collection agency has tossed out plans to build a mega-landfill for Los Angeles' trash less than two miles from Joshua Tree National Park in the remote Southern California desert.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No bail for parents in faith-healing death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man charged with murder after losing two sons to untreated pneumonia told police he believes in "divine healing," not medicine, to "break the devil's power."

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks barely budge; market ends week with loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Major stock indexes closed out their first weekly loss in a month in quiet trading Friday.

May 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


NBC to air Blake Shelton's benefit for Oklahomans

NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton's concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week's storms in their home state.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walmart to sell frozen Fatburger patties

NEW YORK (AP) - Fatburger, a chain with a devoted following on the West Coast, said Friday it will sell its branded frozen beef patties in Walmart stores nationwide.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom, boyfriend held after Palmdale boy, 8, beaten

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Palmdale couple has been arrested after the woman's 8-year-old son was beaten, burned and left in critical condition.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating the ceiling of a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

May 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arias foreman: Sentencing decision unfair to jury

PHOENIX (AP) - The jury foreman in Jodi Arias' trial says the panel just couldn't decide whether the killing of her boyfriend was enough to merit a death a sentence.

May 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Obama sees narrower terror threat, defends drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrower terror threat from smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida.

May 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Beaten Bakersfield man's death ruled accidental

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the death of a Bakersfield man beaten by deputies was due to the man's heart disease, not baton blows from officers.

May 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some damage in N. California earthquake

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An earthquake in far northeastern California did not injure anyone but did cause moderate damage, including to a water tank that supplies hundreds of homes with drinking water, local authorities said Friday.

May 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Summer forecast sunnier for tourism industry

NEW YORK (AP) - The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny.

May 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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