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Syrian rebels call on world to put words to action

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. The government likened the accusation to false U.S. claims of weapons of mass destruction used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T to sell home automation, security packages

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. is launching its home security and automation service in 15 cities Friday, with an eye toward getting customers hooked on security cameras, thermostats and locks they can control from phones and tablets.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Angela Davis lawyer Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leo Branton Jr., a lawyer who helped successfully defend radical Angela Davis in a sensational 1972 murder case, has died. He was 91.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA police catch suspect after wild pursuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested an auto theft suspect after a wild pursuit.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Smartphones overtake 'dumb' phones worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm IDC said more smartphones than "dumb" phones are being made this year, a milestone in a shift that's putting computing power and Internet access in millions of hands worldwide.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff: Remains are 13-year-old missing 2 years

SNYDER, Texas (AP) - Remains found in a remote West Texas location last month are those of a 13-year-old middle school cheerleader missing since December 2010, authorities announced Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


St. Lucia police detail rescue after boat sinking

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that was also survived by their two U.S. passengers, authorities in St. Lucia said on Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UCLA to test drugs for autism in weeks not years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an effort to find a treatment for autism, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, are leading a $9 million experiment that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs within weeks rather than years.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Controllers to return; flight delays sway Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.

April 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Part of 9/11 plane's landing gear found in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - A 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


First confirmed Japanese tsunami debris in California

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that's been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Country superstar George Jones dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans shrugged off higher taxes to lift the U.S. economy at the start of the year. Government spending fell, though, and the impact of the tax increases along with federal budget cuts could slow growth later this year.

April 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Task force investigating LA church fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national task force that investigates arsons at worship facilities is investigating a fire that has gutted a South Los Angeles church.

April 26, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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SeaWorld loses its appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Some link quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds: 'Excessive force' used by Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colbert to replace Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been charged in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina prosecutor.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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