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Florida man swallowed by sinkhole under bedroom

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A huge sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing and feared dead Friday.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Documents: US released more than 2,000 immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation from immigration jails in recent weeks because of looming budget cuts. It also planned to release 3,000 more during March.

March 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas fugitive arrested at Los Angeles apartment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A weeklong multi-state manhunt for the suspected gunman in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and crash that killed three people ended when he surrendered in Los Angeles while apparently going about life as usual.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


37-pound tubby tabby Biscuit in need of home

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - At 37 pounds, Biscuit is about the right weight for a 4-year-old - human, that is.

March 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX rocket launched but problem with thrusters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after liftoff Friday.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing push to halt workplace bullying

WASHINGTON (AP) - Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare.

March 01, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A sturdier US economy can withstand budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - As economic policy goes, experts say, the automatic spending cuts that kick in Friday are - to use a technical term - bone-headed.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Odds against him, Obama still betting on big deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders at the White House Friday, hours before a series of mandatory budget cuts start to kick in, for intense talks where Democrats and Republicans were most likely to stake out fiscal positions with the threat of a government shutdown looming.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

DETROIT (AP) - The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Video shows paid sex act by Maine Zumba teacher

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Jurors in the case of a Maine Zumba studio that prosecutors say was really a den of prostitution saw videos demonstrating that an insurance agent was familiar with paid sex acts involving his mistress, but a defense lawyer said it doesn't prove that the man promoted prostitution.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama urges court to overturn gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in slaying of Miss. mayoral candidate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of a mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week.

March 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Smart watches gain interest and popularity

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - On a sunny day at a picnic table in Silicon Valley, Eric Migicovsky glanced down at his wristwatch. He wasn't checking the time, he was checking his email. Glancing up, he grinned. The message was from yet another journalist.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials: France in Mali until July or later

PARIS (AP) - French troops will stay in the West African country of Mali at least until July, amid tougher-than-expected resistance from Islamic fighters, officials have told The Associated Press, despite earlier government promises to begin a quick pullout within weeks.

February 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California delays decision on protecting gray wolf

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


German Shepherd called for jury duty

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.

April 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller

BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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