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Ariz. sheriff faces profiling allegations at trial

PHOENIX (AP) - For six years, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has vehemently denied allegations that his deputies racially profile Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County reports first human West Nile case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials have confirmed the year's first known human case of West Nile in Los Angeles County.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In Florida, Obama criticizes Romney over Medicare

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Wooing Florida voters, President Barack Obama warned Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would gut his health care reform law and turn Medicare into a voucher program, driving up costs for the elderly on fixed incomes. Romney, firing away near his Boston home base, accused Obama of caring only about saving his own job - not the jobs of Americans.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated | Signal AP


Americans on no-fly list allowed to learn to fly

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, according to government regulations.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fort Hood report shows FBI missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly 20 often-rambling emails that an Army psychiatrist sent to Yemeni terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki painted a confusing picture.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoos

BOSTON (AP) - Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Witness describes surveillance at Air Force base

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Instructors and trainees at a Texas military base at the center of an Air Force sex scandal are under constant surveillance, a witness testified Thursday in the trial of an instructor facing rape and sexual assault charges.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge grants Tenn. mosque's petition to open

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge ordered a Tennessee county on Wednesday to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation's newly built mosque after a two-year fight from opponents.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sylvia Woods, who started Harlem restaurant, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Sylvia Woods, founder of the famed Harlem soul food restaurant that carries her name and is a must-stop for locals, tourists and politicians, has died. She was 86.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom charged in daughter's death pleads not guilty

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley mother charged in the killing of her young daughter remains behind bars after making her first court appearance.

July 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA federal judge rejects bid to halt foie gras ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles federal judge has denied an emergency bid to halt California's ban on the sale of foie gras.

July 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-chairman of Penn State board of trustees quits

A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees resigned on Thursday, becoming the first board member to do so in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Company to pay about $50M in Calif. wildfire

FORESTHILL (AP) - Fire crews aided by cooler temperatures and higher humidity made significant gains Wednesday against California's wildfires.

July 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed survey: Growth, hiring slowed in parts of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy expanded modestly in June and early July, but growth and hiring slowed in several parts of the country. The key findings of the Federal Reserve survey echoed the gloomier outlook that Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered to Congress this week.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC board endorses tax initiative, freezes tuition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California board voted Wednesday to freeze undergraduate tuition this fall and endorse Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative, calling it the best option for preventing damaging cuts at the 10-campus system.

July 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.

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


A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

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


Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.

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


Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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


Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campers flee from Southern California wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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