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Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Calling it "the honor of my life," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades and included stints as a lawmaker, a top White House official and the spy chief who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) - You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England's blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. And you can even call it Nemo.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stella! Ornery dog leads to $1M Idaho lottery win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named "Stella."

February 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.

February 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio Amish beard-cutting ringleader gets 15 years

CLEVELAND (AP) - Denying he ran an Amish cult, the 67-year-old ringleader of hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of his faith in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, while family members convicted of carrying out his orders got one to seven years.

February 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House outlines deep cuts it may have to make

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to ratchet up pressure on Congress, the White House on Friday detailed what it said would be the painful impact on the federal workforce and certain government assistance programs if "large and arbitrary" scheduled government spending cuts are allowed to take place beginning March 1.

February 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Keys ready for Grammys with 5 nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Black Keys still feel like the black sheep of the Grammy Awards.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Watson's medical expertise offered commercially

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Dr. Watson is accepting new patients.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex says LA ex-cop was disturbed, self-obsessed

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Court documents show an ex-girlfriend of a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders called him "severely emotionally and mentally disturbed" after the two split in 2006.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. wine grape growers set 2012 record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California vintners have something to celebrate. Both the tonnage of grapes harvested and the prices recorded for them set records in 2012.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif proposing new flame retardant regulations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California proposed regulations on Friday that would set new flammability standards and allow furniture and some children's product manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC, New England brace for 1 to 3 feet of snow

BOSTON (AP) - A storm that forecasters warned could be a blizzard for the history books began battering the New York-to-Boston corridor Friday, grounding flights, closing workplaces and sending people rushing to get home ahead of a possible 1 to 3 feet of snow.

February 08, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Bay Area leaders consider merging region

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of business and political leaders gathered in San Jose to consider the advantages of merging the nine-county San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley into a single region, sharing everything from city dumps to water treatment plants as communities sprawl across borders.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Earth-observing satellite to launch from California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA is set to launch a new Earth-observing satellite designed to carry on the tradition of documenting changes to the planet's glaciers, forests and coastlines.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: No weapons found in ex-LA cop's Vegas home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say no weapons were found in a search of the Las Vegas home of a former Los Angeles police officer wanted in three killings in Southern California.

February 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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