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A new front for gun background checks: the ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerful blast injures up to 40 in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) - A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police say 4 people stabbed at Albuquerque church

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old man stabbed four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as a Sunday mass was nearing its end.

April 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican journalists march against attacks on press

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) - Officials in Veracruz state say they know who killed Regina Martinez. The muckraking reporter, found beaten and suffocated in her house, was just the victim of a robbery, according to prosecutors and a local court.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: problems continue at LA foster agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found continuing neglect and abuse of children and dubious financial practices at a private foster care agency, a decade after it was singled out for similar problems by Los Angeles County auditors.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent boom in fracking help or hurt the fight against climate change?

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Iron Man 3' rules world, 'Pain & Gain' takes US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Iron Man 3" was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More bombing victims leave Boston hospitals

BOSTON (AP) - Boston hospitals say the number of patients being treated for injuries sustained in the marathon bombing continues to drop, two weeks after the attack that killed three and hurt more than 260.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jurors set to get roadmap of Jackson civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The most complete account of Michael Jackson's final months is about to unfold in a cramped Los Angeles courtroom nearly four years after the pop superstar's death.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston suspects' father postpones trip to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Sunday that he has postponed a trip from Russia to the United States because of poor health.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker: FBI checking training angle in bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is investigating in the United States and overseas to determine whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing received training that helped them carry out the attack.

April 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dave Gold, founder of 99 Cents Only Stores, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dave Gold, the founder of the 99 Cents Only Stores more than three decades ago who saw it expand into a billion-dollar empire, has died. He was 80.

April 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.

April 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama jokes about radical 2nd term changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle's.

April 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said that the U.S. air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening after lawmakers rushed a bill through Congress allowing the agency to withdraw furloughs of air traffic controllers and other workers.

April 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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