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Pope, in final message, says he's a simple pilgrim

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope on Thursday, telling well-wishers that he is beginning the final stage of his life as "simply a pilgrim," hours before he becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

February 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Michelle Obama highlights obesity progress in MS

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Michelle Obama on Wednesday congratulated this Southern state for a more than 13 percent drop in its child obesity rates, saying its example should inspire the rest of the country.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio court spars with lawyers in school Bible case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State Supreme Court justices sparred with lawyers on Wednesday in a heated hour of arguments over the extent to which a now-fired public school science teacher had the right to push his religious beliefs in class.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A troubled grandmother, a birthday and 2 dead boys

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Debra Denison's struggles with mental illness were well known in her family, and when she wanted to pick up her grandsons from day care to mark the older boy's birthday, mother Brenda Perry hesitated.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plight of the American bumblebee: Disappearing?

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm brings deaths, travel problems, power losses

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Midwest snowstorm packing heavy snow and strong winds left six people dead in Kansas, hundreds of vehicles crashed or stranded in Wisconsin, and tens of thousands of utility customers without power in Michigan.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vt. lye victim gets new face at Boston hospital

BOSTON (AP) - Loved ones knew it was her at the hospital when they saw her teeth.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Van Cliburn, pianist and Cold War hero, dies at 78

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control fans and a name recognized worldwide. He even got a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tweets allow peek at life in NKorea in real time

"Hello world from comms center in (hash)Pyongyang."

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope recalls 'joy,' difficulties in final audience

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI bid an emotional farewell Wednesday on the eve of his retirement, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy, but also times of difficulty when "it seemed like the Lord was sleeping."

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple CEO promises investors 'great stuff' to come

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook sought to reassure shareholders worried about the company's sagging stock price that the iPhone and iPad maker is on the verge of inventing more breakthrough products that will prove it hasn't lost its creative edge.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


JC Penney posts 4th straight big loss, sales drop

NEW YORK (AP) - Boy, it just wasn't J.C. Penney's year.

February 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices voice skepticism of voting rights law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

February 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Calif. voters back marijuana legalization

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A poll released Wednesday has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join the two other states that have voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

February 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


South Carolina court nixes James Brown estate settlement

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a settlement divvying up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, saying a former attorney general didn't follow the late soul singer's wishes in putting together the deal.

February 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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