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Hagel: US rethinking possibly arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels who have been locked in a civil war with the Syrian regime for more than two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, becoming the first top U.S. official to publicly acknowledge the reassessment.

May 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Mexican president talk economy, security

MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to tamp down a potential rift with Mexico over a dramatic shift in the cross-border fight against drug trafficking and organized crime, acceding that Mexicans had the right to determine how best to tackle the violence that has plagued their country.

May 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Settlement reached in Calif. bullet train lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California agency overseeing the state's effort to build the nation's first high-speed rail line received a boost Thursday when a judge approved a settlement in a major lawsuit that sought to block the project.

May 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man killed after firing shot at Houston airport

HOUSTON (AP) - A man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston's largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official during an incident that sent people in the terminal scrambling and screaming, police said Thursday.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. has until midnight to to say how it will cut prison crowding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Reducing California's prison population by tens of thousands of inmates is not enough for the federal courts, which have given Gov. Jerry Brown's administration until midnight to say how they will reduce the population even further.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Murdered woman ID'd by police as Calif. woman

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. (AP) - A woman slain on the southern Oregon coast has been identified as a California resident.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder-suicide of 3 ailing in Calif. investigated

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) - Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and drop her off at his parents' home so he could go to work.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

NEW YORK (AP) - The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.

May 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bangladeshi engineer arrested in building collapse

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladeshi police arrested the engineer who warned that a building housing garment factories was unsafe a day before it collapsed, killing at least 487 people.

May 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

NEW YORK (AP) - Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Justice Department appeals morning-after case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday appealed a federal judge's order to lift all age limits on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription.

May 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea sentences American to 15 years' labor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of labor for crimes against the state, the North's state media said Thursday, a development that further complicates already strained ties between Pyongyang and Washington.

May 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 of 2 lost Calif. hikers charged with having meth

SANTA ANA (AP) - One of the two teenage hikers who were rescued after a four-day search of Southern California wilderness has been charged with felony methamphetamine possession, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-CIA boss David Petraeus takes USC teaching post

LOS ANGELES (AP) - David Petraeus' next tough assignment will be in the trenches of academia.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SD tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by dilapidated structures and hundreds of gravesites - many belonging to Native Americans massacred more than a century earlier.

May 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Truck drivers plan 2-day strike at area ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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