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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

CHICAGO (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on a mysterious medical leave while facing separate federal investigations.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hector 'Macho' Camacho on life support

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans mourning the loss of a dynamic and often troubled athlete.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. abortions fall 5 percent, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stores borrow from fast-food industry's playbook

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BULLETIN: Cease-fire deal reached

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas leader says cease-fire deal includes opening of all Gaza crossings, including with Egypt.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What Health Policy Wonks Are 'Thankful' for This Thanksgiving

In fall 2011, the president was seen as a 50-50 proposition to be re-elected. The Affordable Care Act's future was yet to be decided by the Supreme Court. The term "Obamacare" was viewed as somewhat of a slur.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks near break-even on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hovered near break-even Wednesday on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Interior Secretary to decide CA oyster farm's fate

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is on a fact-finding mission in Marin County to decide the fate of a family-run oyster farm operating in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

November 21, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Senior home staff had complained about suspect

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Residents and staff members at a senior high-rise in California had complained in the past about erratic behavior by an elderly man now suspected of killing two women and himself at the facility, authorities and employees said.

November 21, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire

CAIRO (AP) - Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justin Bieber won't faces charges for incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors decided not to file any charges against Justin Bieber after investigators found no evidence that the pop star had kicked and punched a photographer after leaving a movie theater last month, a document obtained Wednesday states.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Expert witness: burned technician lacked training

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A young chemist fatally burned in a UCLA laboratory was inadequately trained, lacked experience and was not given protective gear before handling highly flammable chemicals, an expert witness testified Tuesday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Eurozone fails to reach deal on Greece aid

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU officials have failed to reach a deal on giving Greece more aid, prolonging uncertainty over the future of the euro.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bay Area nurses picketing after going on strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of nurses in the San Francisco Bay area were braving rain showers to walk picket lines after going on strike Tuesday, union officials said.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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