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2012 military suicides hit a record high of 349

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan, and some private experts are predicting the dark trend will worsen this year.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court denies Berlusconi bid to halt sex trial

MILAN (AP) - A Milan court on Monday rejected a bid by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi to halt his sex-for-hire trial for Italy's general election campaign, a ruling that makes a verdict likely before the February vote.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' win best-pic Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Argo" is in big with the Golden Globes, but not so much with the Academy Awards. "Lincoln" is sitting pretty with the Oscars but was mostly left out in the cold at the Globes.

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boy found responsible for white supremacist killing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California judge found Monday that a boy was responsible for the second-degree murder of his white supremacist father when the defendant was just 10.

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google's ultrafast Internet draws startups to KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kan., from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entrepreneurs are working on their ideas for the next high-tech startup, tapping Google Inc.'s new superfast Internet connection that has turned the neighborhood into an unlikely settlement dubbed the "Silicon Prairie."

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner releases new report on Natalie Wood death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A newly released report shows coroner's officials amended Natalie Wood's death certificate based on unanswered questions about bruises on her upper body but were lacking several pieces of evidence and could only determine that she drowned under undetermined circumstances more than 30 years ago.

January 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A disconnect between violence and television

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - If there's any soul-searching among top television executives about onscreen violence contributing to real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, it isn't readily apparent.

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Victims of Costa shipwreck mark anniversary

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) - Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding Sunday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a tearful Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.

January 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Corvette bursts onto the road after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - When General Motors engineers and designers started work on the next-generation Corvette, they drew up the usual requirements for the star of American muscle cars.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's Mubarak to get new trial over killings

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday overturned Hosni Mubarak's life sentence and ordered a retrial of the ousted leader in the killing of hundreds of protesters, a ruling likely to further unsettle a nation still reeling from political turmoil and complicate the struggle of his Islamist successor to assert his authority.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars aglitter at Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Looking glamorous but feeling frigid, stars from film and television arrived Sunday for the Golden Globes ceremony, battling crisp temperatures on the red carpet.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A disconnect between violence and television

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - If there's any soul-searching among top television executives about onscreen violence contributing to real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, it isn't readily apparent.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Newtown weighs fate of school where 26 died

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Talk about Sandy Hook Elementary School is turning from last month's massacre to the future, with differing opinions on whether students and staff should ever return to the building where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas prices rising again

After months of dropping, gas prices are back on the upswing.

January 13, 2013 | From staff and wire services | Signal AP


Thousands protest Russia's adoption ban

MOSCOW (AP) - Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far bigger number than expected in a sign that outrage over the ban has breathed some life into the dispirited anti-Kremlin opposition movement.

January 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


UPDATE: Governor orders more actions on California drought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prom-date rejection probed in Conn. killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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