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Atlantic puffins in peril in US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.

June 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP

3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.

June 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats.

June 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed Friday night when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area.

June 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed properties throughout Northern and Central California. The inventory lists were long, especially in hard-hit areas such as Sacramento and Stockton. But the auctions were generally short affairs - often because real estate speculators were illegally fixing the bidding process.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Are nutritional labels coming on alcoholic drinks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

NH memorial held for Newtown gunman's mother

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) - More than 100 family and friends gathered at a church in a small New Hampshire town Saturday to remember the woman whose son massacred 20 first-graders and six educators in a Connecticut elementary school last year.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

4 firefighters killed in Houston motel fire

HOUSTON (AP) - Four firefighters searching for people they thought might be trapped in a blazing Houston motel and restaurant Friday were killed when the part of the structure collapsed and ensnared them, authorities said.

June 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Lutheran assembly elects first openly gay bishop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first openly gay bishop to a six-year term on Friday at an annual assembly in Southern California, officials said.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Gov. Quinn open to Great Lakes-Mississippi split

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems is the "ultimate solution" to prevent voracious Asian carp from overrunning the lakes, a potential step toward resolving a longstanding regional feud.

June 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Surfer girl, 14, rode waves every day for 2 years

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Rain or shine, a 14-year-old Southern California girl has gone surfing every day for two years in her pursuit of becoming a world champion surfer - and she plans to keep on going.

June 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

More than 1,200 bills pass first half of session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State lawmakers have wrapped up the first half of this year's legislative session by advancing hundreds of bills addressing a wide range of issues, including gun violence, environmental protection, oil drilling and even whether prison inmates should have access to condoms.

June 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

UPDATE: NM crews fight wildfires, smoke pours into capital

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) - Fire crews in New Mexico on Saturday fought two growing wild blazes that have scorched thousands of acres, spurred evacuation calls for dozens of homes and poured smoke into the touristy state capital.

June 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Rain delays wildfire season in parts of West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rain and cooler temperatures mean the wildfire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana will start later than initially predicted, officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Saturday.

June 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

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California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

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