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Bacon enthusiasts converge in Iowa for festival

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grammys pay tribute to Shankar, King, Temptations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ravi Shankar passed away in December before he could attend The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. But the 91-year-old sitar master, Indian music promoter and friend to The Beatles got the call a few days before he passed away, and that meant everything to his family.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chicago remembers teen victim of city gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence.

February 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Curiosity rover completes 1st drill into Mars rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a Mars first, the Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and prepared to dump an aspirin-sized pinch of powder into its onboard laboratories for closer inspection.

February 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More reader photos of the recent storm

Here are some more local reader-submitted photos of the recent storm. Thanks for submitting.

February 09, 2013 | From our readers | Signal AP


LAX flights canceled due to East Coast storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of flights out of Los Angeles International Airport have been canceled due to the blizzard on the east coast.

February 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court file: LA ex-cop was disturbed, self-obsessed

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A photo never tells the whole story, and that's especially true for Christopher Dorner. The images on his Facebook page are essentially the same: Dorner, smiling, seemingly loving life and all it offers.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Curiosity rover completes 1st drill into Mars rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a Mars first, the Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and prepared to dump an aspirin-sized pinch of powder into its onboard laboratories for closer inspection.

February 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Seagal, Ariz. sheriff train posses to guard schools

PHOENIX (AP) - The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff" is joining forces this weekend with action movie star Steven Seagal to train volunteer armed posse members to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen.

February 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers test legal waters for regulating drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are considering whether Congress should set up a special court to decide when drones can kill American al-Qaida suspects overseas, much as a secret court now grants permission for surveillance. The effort, after CIA Director-designate John Brennan's vigorous defense of a drone attack that killed U.S. citizens, reflects a philosophical struggle in government over remote warfare.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie seeks to address his weight on own terms

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) - Chris Christie began the workweek doughnut in hand, playfully embracing fat jokes on David Letterman's couch.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowy mountains center of search for shooter

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - The hunt for Christopher Dorner in the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains is expected to resume at daybreak Saturday, when authorities hope clearer skies will allow airplanes to help them in their search.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowstorm buries Northeast

BOSTON (AP) - A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses in the densely populated region lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Calling it "the honor of my life," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades and included stints as a lawmaker, a top White House official and the spy chief who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) - You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England's blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. And you can even call it Nemo.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

August 30, 2014 | | Signal AP


22 0f 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

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


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

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


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

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


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

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


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

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


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

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


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