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Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Arizona

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits that spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, even though it remains rare overall.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Georgia's president, opposition both claim victory

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the opposition both claimed victory Monday in a parliamentary election that has been shaken up by a prison abuse video that activists say showed the cruel, authoritarian face of the government.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, according to a new report Monday

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yahoo CEO adds motherhood to list of challenges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy late Sunday, shining a spotlight on her ability to steer the struggling Internet company in a new direction while adjusting to the challenges of being a first-time mother.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don't screw things up.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea: Spark could set off nuclear war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, saying its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fatal shooting mars Venezuela election campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Jason Valero was so excited about the possibility that Henrique Capriles could unseat President Hugo Chavez that he took a few weeks off from his job as a dump truck driver to work on the opposition presidential candidate's campaign.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Engeldinger's parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Adele confirms she has recorded Bond theme tune

LONDON (AP) - Adele has confirmed she has co-written and performed the theme to the upcoming James Bond movie "Skyfall."

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian minister accuses US of stoking 'terrorism'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria's foreign minister brought his regime's case before the world Monday, accusing the U.S. and its allies of promoting "terrorism" and blaming everyone from neighbors and extremists to the media for escalating the war - except the Syrian government.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$2 million in gems, gold stolen from California museum

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County to get $546 million loan for train line

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County will receive more than a half-billion dollars in federal money to build a long-awaited commuter rail line through southwest LA.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane says being invited to host the 2013 Academy Awards "was the greatest call that I could have gotten in show business."

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Central figure in Mississippi integration defies labels

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights."

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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