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Thailand's prime minister vows to end ivory trade

BANGKOK (AP) - Facing the possibility of sanctions, Thailand's prime minister vowed for the first time to work toward ending her country's trade in ivory. But she gave no timeline for implementing a domestic ban, and conservationists warned that the unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Africa would continue until she does.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

March 04, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 1 in custody in Hayward police shooting

AN FRANCISCO (AP) - One person is dead and a second person is in custody after an officer-involved shooting in Hayward early Sunday.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Giant Slayer' scares up ho-hum $28 million debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It wasn't exactly a mighty victory, but "Jack the Giant Slayer" won the weekend at the box office.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Moreira wins 3,000 meters at European indoors

GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) - Sara Moreira of Portugal won the women's 3,000 meter race at the European Indoor Athletics Championships on Sunday, dominating much of the race.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Founding member of The Miracles dies

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead in weekend Bay area police shootings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two people in Union City and nearby Hayward have become the latest to die in a string of separate officer-involved shootings over the weekend, San Francisco Bay area police said.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers consider expanding mental health law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.

March 03, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Spending cuts seem here for good

WASHINGTON (AP) - The spending cuts are here to stay if you believe the public posturing Sunday.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry says US releasing millions in aid to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday rewarded Egypt for President Mohammed Morsi's pledges of political and economic reforms by releasing $250 million in American aid to support the country's "future as a democracy."

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some leaders souring on nuclear power costs

ATLANTA (AP) - As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer's remorse.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The monarch will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements as she recovers.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mo. taxidermist preserves man's best friend

SLATER, Mo. (AP) - Growing up on the family farm, Anthony Eddy learned early on not to get too attached to animals, including household pets.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tamed Dragon supply ship arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A privately owned Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, delivering a ton of supplies with high-flying finesse after a shaky start to the mission.

March 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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