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SWAT standoff in Ga. uncovers dismembered body

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police went to Chad Moretz's home to ask him about a friend who had gone missing and quickly found themselves in a tense standoff when a relative answered the door and whispered: "He's got a rifle. He's going to kill y'all."

January 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French airstrikes jolt Islamists in Malian town

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Backed by French air strikes, Malian forces appeared close to recapturing a key central town in Mali where bands of al-Qaida-linked fighters had holed up, France's defense minister said Sunday.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

NEW YORK (AP) - Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sex is major reason military commanders are fired

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, fired from his command in Afghanistan last May and now facing a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more, is just one in a long line of commanders whose careers were ended because of possible sexual misconduct.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Death toll climbs past 80 in Sahara siege

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu sparks debate over paid sick time laws

NEW YORK (AP) - Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SWAT standoff uncovers dismembered body in GA.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police went to Chad Moretz's home to ask him about a friend who had gone missing and quickly found themselves in a tense standoff when a relative answered the door and whispered: "He's got a rifle. He's going to kill y'all."

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UC Davis researcher hurt in explosion arrested

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a UC Davis researcher who was injured in an explosion at a campus apartment Thursday has been arrested.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chastain bests Arnold, Wahlberg at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with her supernatural horror film "Mama."

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Twilight' creator makes Sundance debut

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Stephenie Meyer knows all about obsessive fans. So it makes sense that the "Twilight" author should produce a movie about a woman who takes another writer's work a little too much to heart.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officials lay wreath at King memorial on Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of people are attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

January 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong's enemies find vindication, sadness

First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.

January 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says US ready to assist Algerian officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. stands ready to provide whatever assistance officials need in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Algeria.

January 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fiscal crisis, budget battle mark Panetta's tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's plane returned home Saturday night, completing his final official overseas trip, his staff gathered to salute his time as Pentagon chief and present him with a symbol of his tenure: a plastic meat ax.

January 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds honor information activist Swartz in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron Swartz called for changing computer-crime laws and the legal system itself.

January 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trauma warnings move from Internet to Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: What if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More renounce U.S. citizenship

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans celebrate Coen Bros.' film at Lebowski Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five NATO troops died in a British helicopter crash Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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