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5 states to increase class time in some schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.

December 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Letterman, Hoffman, Zeppelin honored by Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists.

December 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy mayor concedes election win

ROME (AP) - The mayor of Florence has conceded victory in a runoff primary to Pier Luigi Bersani to be the center-left's candidate for Italy's 2013 general elections.

December 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in bus crash into overpass at Miami airport

MIAMI (AP) - At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus smashed into the overpass, crumpling metal.

December 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Carbon pollution up by the second

WASHINGTON (AP) - The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal.

December 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Protests flare in Bahrain for Kim Kardashian visit

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Just hours after reality TV star Kim Kardashian gushed about her impressions of Bahrain, riot police fired tear gas to disperse more than 50 hardline Islamic protesters denouncing her presence in the Gulf kingdom.

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


Signal problems preceded NJ train derailment

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - A signal may have malfunctioned on a southern New Jersey bridge where a train derailed, causing a hazardous chemical to spew into the air and leading to health problems, an evacuation, tricky cleanup decisions and broader questions about the condition of railway infrastructure.

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


South Africa makes progress in HIV, AIDS fight

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In the early '90s when South Africa's Themba Lethu clinic could only treat HIV/AIDS patients for opportunistic diseases, many would come in on wheelchairs and keep coming to the health center until they died.

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


Judge denies bid to take down anti-Muslim film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film blamed for sparking violence in the Middle East has lost another legal bid to have the trailer taken down from YouTube.

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


Mitt Romney's loss creates GOP leadership vacuum

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray.

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


Trained Navy dolphins losing out to robots

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some dolphins used by the Navy to track down mines will soon lose their jobs to robots - but they'll be reassigned, not retired.

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


Race Card Project creates new type of conversation

She asked for just six words.

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


Workforce developers to change

Expecting future funding cuts to WorkSource centers, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board approved a series of reforms to ensure ongoing services are provided to the community.

December 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Signal AP


Police: Hero instructor fought son in arrow attack

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming community college instructor killed in a grisly classroom murder-suicide was hailed as a hero Saturday, with police saying he gave his students time to flee by distracting and fighting off his son after the younger man barged into his computer science class and shot him in the head with a high-powered bow and arrow.

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


Third major storm moving into Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.

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


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Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nyong'o and Leto win SAG awards

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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