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Exit polls show hint of optimism helped Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

November 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats keep majority in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans recapture control of House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting to President Barack Obama's re-election, House Speaker John Boehner said the voters want both parties to find common ground on repairing the economy.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney strikes note of bipartisanship

BOSTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the nation to unite behind him.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama addresses supporters

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama says the American people have "picked ourselves up" and fought back during tough economic times, declaring after winning re-election that the "best is yet to come."

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney concedes defeat

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has conceded defeat in the presidential contest.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


State Senate districts upheld

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have upheld the state Senate districts drawn last year by an independent citizens' commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prop. 38 tax increase rejected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have rejected Proposition 38, a broad-based income tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars a year for public schools.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

November 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CNN projects Obama winner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swapped hard-fought battleground states Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feinstein beats Emken

Voters have decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation's capital for a fourth full term.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP drives toward renewed control of House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans drove toward renewed control of the House on Tuesday as Democrats failed to make any significant inroads into the GOP's delegations from the East, South and Midwest.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


McCaskill defeats Akin in Missouri

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Claire McCaskill has won re-election in Missouri, holding off Rep. Todd Akin who came under fire for saying women had ways of preventing pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape."

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Romney leading in popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Tense duel for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his Republican conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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