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Congress briefed on US surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefing Tuesday that the government's years-long collection of phone records and Internet usage is necessary for protecting Americans - and does not trample on their privacy rights.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope confirms 'gay lobby' at work at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that appears to confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Castro pleads not guilty in Ohio kidnappings

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday to hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping.

June 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Monica gunman was mentally evaluated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Santa Monica gunman who killed five people last week was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation in 2006 after police found bomb-making materials at his home.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Grandma, 72, shoots at intruder, misses in Calif.

STANTON, Calif. (AP) - A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at - and narrowly missed - a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Google tries to loosen PRISM muzzle

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June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


90-year-old lobsterman survives sinking off Maine

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) - A 90-year-old lobsterman is eager to get back on the water after surviving the sinking of his boat by swimming to a nearby island through the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. judge overturns jury death sentence

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A San Joaquin County judge has overturned a jury's decision to send a man to death row in the slaying of his prison cellmate - the second time he was convicted of killing a cellmate.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boiler room explosion rattles Calif. high school

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion Tuesday in the boiler room of a Southern California high school gymnasium briefly lifted up the building's roof, damaging the structure but causing no major injuries.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices soar in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices rose in May at the fastest annual clip in nearly nine years as investors and cash purchasers competed for a thin supply of properties for sale, a research firm said Tuesday.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes in Istanbul extend into night in Taksim

ISTANBUL (AP) - Protesters and Turkey's prime minister both refused to back down Tuesday in what could become the final battle for Istanbul's Taksim Square, the symbol of nationwide grievances against his government.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


State employees to receive raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - About 95,000 state employees could be in line for a 4.5 percent pay raise as part of a tentative three-year agreement reached Tuesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and California's largest public employee union.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. DA orders prosecutors to disclose evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County district attorney has issued special directives to prosecutors to hand over to defendants evidence on peace officers and government-employed expert witnesses in criminal cases.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mali manual suggests al-Qaida feared weapon

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spain police dog wins British award for bravery

MOSTOLES, Spain (AP) - Ajax has a nose for trouble.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool

NEW YORK (AP) - In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

July 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.

July 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Another Boko Haram atrocity

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, a civil defense spokesman and a human rights advocate said Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Ninja Warrior' competitor wants to inspire others

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A YouTube video that shows Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed in the "American Ninja Warriors" TV show.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Johnson calls Christie 'a buddy'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "a buddy" despite making Christie take down an online video that featured the Hollywood star.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big Baby stays with Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Baby is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. drone hits extremists

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 11 militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Schimmel's 29 leads East over West 125-124 in OT

PHOENIX (AP) - Showtime Shoni had quite the All-Star debut.

July 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Alleged cartel kingpin arrested

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police have arrested one of Colombia's most-wanted criminals, a 40-year-old man nicknamed the Rat who is one of leaders of a ruthless drug cartel linked to 400 murders and the shipment of largest amounts of cocaine to Europe and the United States.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians.

July 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seek driver in deadly California bank heist

FRESNO, California (AP) - While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said Saturday they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week.

July 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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