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Lawmakers test legal waters for regulating drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are considering whether Congress should set up a special court to decide when drones can kill American al-Qaida suspects overseas, much as a secret court now grants permission for surveillance. The effort, after CIA Director-designate John Brennan's vigorous defense of a drone attack that killed U.S. citizens, reflects a philosophical struggle in government over remote warfare.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie seeks to address his weight on own terms

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) - Chris Christie began the workweek doughnut in hand, playfully embracing fat jokes on David Letterman's couch.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowy mountains center of search for shooter

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - The hunt for Christopher Dorner in the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains is expected to resume at daybreak Saturday, when authorities hope clearer skies will allow airplanes to help them in their search.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowstorm buries Northeast

BOSTON (AP) - A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses in the densely populated region lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than 2 feet of snow.

February 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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