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Crave a Twinkie? The price is going up fast online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twinkies are being sold on the Internet like exquisite delicacies.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


J.C. Penney CEO tries to change the way we shop

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain's mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to change the way we shop. Perhaps that's because this isn't the first time during Johnson's 30-year career that he's attempted what seemed impossible.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ecuador officials reject donkey as candidate

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 freshman TV series canceled at ABC, 1 at CBS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three low-rated new TV series are getting the ax.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hill leaders voice new confidence in deficit deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders from both parties voiced fresh optimism Friday after meeting with newly re-elected President Barack Obama about avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts that would hammer the middle class and risk plunging the economy into recession.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - A revolutionary Israeli rocket-defense system knocked down an incoming rocket fired by Gaza militants over the skies of this bustling metropolis on Saturday, eliciting cheers from relieved residents huddled in fear.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sheriff's deputy shot, 4 people in custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four people were taken into custody during an intense overnight search following a shooting that wounded a sheriff's deputy in south Los Angeles.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fourth-graders who flunk reading have faces marked

DECLO, Idaho (AP) - A fourth-grade teacher in southern Idaho is being criticized after having her students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of classmates who failed to meet reading goals.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Payments coming for Colo. theater shooting victims

DENVER (AP) - A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings said Friday that disbursement amounts have been finalized.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed rail project, allowing work on the $68 billion project to continue at an aggressive pace.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man pleads guilty to selling drug prescriptions

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A doctor's assistant in San Bernardino County has pleaded guilty to writing and selling prescriptions for addictive painkillers to people he did not examine.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man with strange watch arrested at Oakland Airport

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California man was arrested at Oakland International Airport after security officers found materials they say could be used to make a bomb.

November 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Bobby Brown has entered not guilty pleas to drunken driving and other charges faced by the R&B singer after his arrest last month in Los Angeles.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Mexico coyote hunting contest sparks protests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The terms of the competition are simple: Hunters in New Mexico have two days this weekend to shoot and kill as many coyotes as they can, and the winners get their choice of a free shotgun or a pair of semi-automatic rifles.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge has denied a request from Central Valley farmers to temporarily block California's ambitious high-speed rail project.

November 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


China detains employees of suspect meat seller

BEIJING (AP) - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

DETROIT (AP) - A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings - "boom, boom, boom" - outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) - Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing Marine wife may have been shot

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels release bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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