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Giffords appeals for tougher gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan faces changed world after prison

CHICAGO (AP) - When former Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years for corruption, he will return to a life altered by personal tragedy and to a state altered by his and his successor's legacy of corruption.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt army chief warns state could collapse

PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) - Residents of this Mediterranean coastal city burying their dead from Egypt's wave of political violence vented their fury at Egypt's Islamist president and the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday, demanding his ouster and virtually declaring a revolt against his rule, as the head of the military warned Egypt may collapse under the weight of its turmoil.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico's new president mostly mum on drug violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two months after President Enrique Pena Nieto took office promising to reduce violent crime, the killings linked to Mexico's drug cartels continue unabated.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN, experts poised to confirm any NKorean blast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - With North Korea appearing set to detonate an atomic device, the U.N. agency that detected two previous tests says it is prepared to confirm an explosion when it takes place. But experts say it might be difficult to establish whether the blast is nuclear in nature.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon having publicly advocated for sharply reducing the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly without equivalent cuts by Russia. He supports an international movement called Global Zero that favors eliminating all nuclear weapons.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. vows to try to keep weed in state, but how?

SEATTLE (AP) - So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state's legal pot within its borders.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace envoy says Syria is 'being destroyed'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The international envoy to Syria told the Security Council on Tuesday that "Syria is being destroyed bit by bit" and his mediation effort cannot go forward unless the council unites to push the Syrian government and opposition forces toward some compromise.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostess set to announce bidder for Twinkies

NEW YORK (AP) - The indestructible Twinkie appears to be one step closer to a comeback.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Scientific plans job cuts, 4Q tops St. view

Boston Scientific is cutting up to 1,000 more jobs as it deals with a new medical device tax from the U.S. health care overhaul, limited growth prospects in certain markets and pressure to cut prices on its products in other countries.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steinberg issues statement on gun bill

(Sacramento) – Following today's joint informational hearing by the California Senate and Assembly Committees on Public Safety, California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg releases the following statement:

January 29, 2013 | Source: Office of Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem of the California Senate | Signal AP


Is flag football ahead for NFL?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Players on both Super Bowl teams say they are confused about when a hit is legal by NFL standards.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumers less optimistic after tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - An increase in Social Security taxes is leaving Americans with less take-home pay - and a more negative outlook for the U.S. economy.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 months after Sandy, victims waiting for relief

NEW YORK (AP) - Devon Lawrence neatly stacked bricks on the gas burner of his kitchen stove and turned up the blue flame, creating a sort of radiator that warmed the ice-cold room.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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