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Texas boy with pentagram carved back discharged

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - A 6-year-old Texas boy whose father allegedly carved a pentagram on the child's back is out of the hospital and doing well given the circumstances, police said Thursday.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida won't restore rights to famed jewel thief

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jack Roland Murphy, the famed jewel thief and surfer known as "Murph the Surf," has spent the last quarter-century going into prisons and telling inmates that they could still turn their lives around.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

NEW YORK (AP) - To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California sees unusually high 'king tides'

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high "king tides" pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal.

December 13, 2012 | By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press | Signal AP


Fiscal cliff splits big, small businesses on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The "fiscal cliff" debate is splitting the business community over taxes, driving a wedge between two natural Republican allies: the nation's corporate leaders who are helping strengthen President Barack Obama's bargaining position and the small business advocates bristling over the prospect of higher taxes.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man accused in Ore. mall shooting had 'weird look'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Before police say Jacob Tyler Roberts walked into a mall wearing a hockey-style mask, shooting numerous rounds that killed two and injured a teenage girl, he visited the brother of his roommate, hugged him and told him he was going "somewhere south, somewhere warm."

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


11 arrests aboard pot-laden panga smuggler boat

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Eleven people aboard a marijuana-laden panga smuggler boat have been arrested on a remote Santa Barbara County beach.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Globe noms an encore for Bon Jovi, Buscemi

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For a pair of Golden Globe nominees, Superstorm Sandy was still on their minds and probably ringing in their ears.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After nearly a year circling the moon, NASA's Ebb and Flow will meet their demise when they crash - on purpose - into the lunar surface.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Salmon fishing where? Globes snubs and surprises

NEW YORK (AP) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for what you could call a certain quirkiness in its selection process. Any group that would see fit to nominate "Patch Adams" and "The Tourist" for best picture certainly marches to its own beat.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


15 years for drunken driving death of bicyclist

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - The driver of a Hummer that struck down and killed a Southern California bicyclist has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


King tides in California used as climate change lesson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Environmental advocates in Northern California plan to take photographs of some of the highest tides of the year to draw attention to what climate change could do decades from now.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High tide floods streets in Southern California beach city

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Astronomical high tides have caused minor street flooding in some low-lying areas along the Southern California coast.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone.

December 13, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

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


Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.

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


Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

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


Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

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


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

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


Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Pasadena Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles officer, suspect each shot after chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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