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Texas town grieves for dead first-responders

WEST, Texas (AP) - Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


In suburban Boston, thanks and jubilation

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Police officers and firefighters stood grim-faced with guns and rifles, lining the street leading to the suburban property where a suspect in twin bombings at the Boston Marathon was believed to be holed up.

April 20, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boston suspect captured

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday night less than 24 hours after a wild car chase and gun battle that left his older brother dead and Boston and its suburbs sealed in an extraordinary dragnet.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Photos force suspects' move, breaking bombing case

BOSTON (AP) - Moments after investigators went before television cameras to broadcast photos of the two men in ball caps wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing, queries from viewers started cascading in - 300,000 hits a minute that overwhelmed the FBI's website.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The stories of 2 brothers suspected in bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an amateur boxer who had hoped to fight on the U.S. Olympic team, a man who said he had no American friends. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrestled at a prestigious high school, won a scholarship from his city and went on to university.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judges' lawsuit: Disability system 'in crisis'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security's disability program is overwhelmed by so many claims that judges sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny just to keep up with the flow of cases, according to a lawsuit filed by the judges themselves.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Massive manhunt in Boston

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - SWAT teams in armored vehicles swarmed the tense and locked-down streets of Boston and its suburbs Friday in an all-out hunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect after his older brother died in a desperate getaway attempt. But as evening fell, police had come up empty-handed.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senators dispute Boston tie to immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator said Friday the bombings in Boston raise questions about gaps in the U.S. immigration system, but a Democratic senator rejected such a connection and cautioned against conflating the Boston events with a new immigration bill.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Warsaw marks 70 years since uprising in ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

April 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storage unit led to arrests in DA deaths

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A tip pointing to a cache of guns and a vehicle hidden at a storage unit helped investigators to unravel a meticulous revenge plot that had culminated in the killings of three people, including two North Texas prosecutors, a sheriff said.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston transit systems shut down

NEW YORK (AP) - Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday as police conduct a massive manhunt for one of two suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The exception is air travel, as planes continued to take off and land at Logan International Airport.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon runner witnesses double disasters

People keep asking Joe Berti if he feels unlucky.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cat left at shelter wrapped in duct tape

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (AP) - A cat is recovering after it was dropped off at a Southern California animal shelter with its head and paws wrapped in duct tape.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Public pessimism on economy rises

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

April 19, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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