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Fishing's decline looms; will fish eaters notice?

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - His city's best fishing days are long past it, but lifelong Gloucester resident Ron Gilson still sees what once was when he drives past what remains.

February 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards

WASHINGTON (AP) - With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.

February 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


McCready's death comes month after boyfriend's

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She was 37.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady: Mid-life crisis led to bangs

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) - Michelle Obama jokingly says a mid-life crisis is what inspired her new haircut with bangs.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Submerged superstorm debris threatens tourism

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) - On the surface, things look calm and placid. Just beneath the waterline, however, it's a different story.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' get Writers Guild wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Lake Elsinore councilman found slain

LAKE ELSINORE (AP) - A former councilman for the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore has been found slain in his home.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian mag: Should Mahony vote for pope?

ROME (AP) - An influential Italian Catholic magazine is asking its readers if disgraced former Los Angeles archbishop Roger Mahony should participate in the upcoming election for a new pope.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Hummingbirds migrating earlier in spring

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates that higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the '80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Students urged to finish GED; changes due in 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Adults who've begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun raffles stoke debate after Conn. shooting

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Police chiefs in New Hampshire wanted more money for their youth training program. A youth hockey team in North Dakota needed more ice time.

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Overseas slice of 'Pi' flips Hollywood formula

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In mathematical terms, divide the circumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In Hollywood terms, add a United Nations mix of ingredients and you have the blockbuster "Life of Pi."

February 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


100 RI fire victims remembered in outdoor ceremony

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people and relatives of those killed huddled together in bitter cold Sunday at the site of the blaze to mark the 10th anniversary of it.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3rd man booked in pre-Mardi Gras shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a third man has turned himself in to face charges from a shooting on Bourbon Street three days before Mardi Gras.

February 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Judge hears public on serial rapist release to AV

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After a sniper's bullet killed her husband in Afghanistan earlier this year, Misty Vivirito moved herself and four daughters from a San Diego Marine Corps base to a home in Southern California's Antelope Valley with room enough for horses and other farm animals.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman found 10 years after kidnapping

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California mom in custody after 3 daughters killed

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A grandmother arrived at a dilapidated home on a busy Southern California street to visit her daughter and three grandchildren, only to find the girls' small, blood-covered bodies neatly arranged on a bed.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Blythe bus crash kills 4

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) - A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto a highway, triggering a bus crash Wednesday that killed four people and seriously injured at least seven others on the main road linking Southern California and Arizona, authorities said.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

JOS, Nigeria (AP) - Rescue workers armed with body bags on Wednesday dug into the rubble of buildings destroyed by two car bombs in a central Nigerian city as people searched for loved ones missing in the market attack that killed at least 118.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuban blogger's news site hacked after going live

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's first major independent general-interest news outlet in five decades was hacked on Wednesday shortly after being launched by the country's best-known dissident blogger.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police dig into fatal shooting of Jace's wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities say they are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to apparently shoot and kill his wife while their young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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