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Susan Boyle's fairy tale dream tempered by reality

LONDON (AP) - She dreamed a dream, and it came true. But what happened next for Susan Boyle?

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Debate moderating: a thankless job

NEW YORK (AP) - Beneath Bob Schieffer's Southern charm is the tough spine of someone used to dealing with politicians. The moderator of Monday's final presidential debate will need it, because it has been open season on the other journalists who have done that job this campaign.

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Box-office activity slows for 'Paranormal,' Perry

Scary movie fans are still into "Paranormal Activity," though the horror franchise looks as though it's starting to run out of steam at the box office.

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emotional Brooks goes into Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building.

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldiers' arrest marks shift in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Chanting and waving signs to protest high electricity prices, thousands of unarmed indigenous demonstrators blockaded a highway in western Guatemala, forcing a standoff with police. Two truckloads of soldiers arrived and gunfire erupted, killing eight protesters and wounding 34.

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs

Greg Smith wrote the essay that echoed across Wall Street like a thunderclap.

October 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dead man found at Calif. shooting wearing armor

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A man found dead at the property where five members of a Southern California family were shot - two fatally - was wearing body armor, clutching a handgun and had a bullet hole in his head, authorities said Sunday.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The new media barons of America's eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative causes - and they are making their points in a brash, bare-knuckle style.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parents of brain damaged child sue medical professionals

CHICAGO (AP) - The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that the boy's eyes and body were still moving.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Life in Uruguay: legal abortion and pot dealing

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amsterdam now that its congress has legalized abortion and is drawing up plans to sell government-grown marijuana.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fargo awaits TV version of hit movie

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Ask folks in Fargo what they first thought about the 1996 movie that made their city famous, and some will tell you they were not fans.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Moderate quake shakes central California coast

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rattled the central California coast, but authorities said it didn't cause any damage.

October 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputies search for suspect in Wis. mall shooting

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) - Deputies searched Sunday for a shooter after multiple people were wounded when someone opened fire at a spa near a suburban Milwaukee shopping mall.

October 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Meningitis victims face long, uncertain recovery

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Vilinda York lies in her Florida hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face.

October 21, 2012 | By The 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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