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Firefighters free woman wedged between two buildings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free an Oregon woman who fell and became stuck in a narrow opening between two buildings Wednesday morning.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA, Europeans uniting to send spaceship to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth's orbit.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Swartz father blames 'government' at son's funeral

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama announces sweeping gun program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dunkin' Donuts coming to S. Cal

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Dunkin' Donuts is going to bring its munchkins, coffee and doughnuts to Southern California.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World warm last year, but not like record US heat

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the U.S. was smashing heat marks last year, the world as a whole barely slipped into the top 10 hottest years on record, two American science agencies said Tuesday.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Energy drinks sending people to ER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. girl snatched at school found barefoot in park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A passer-by found an abducted 5-year-old girl huddled beneath a playground slide in the pre-dawn cold Tuesday, nearly 20 hours after a stranger claiming to be her mother signed her out of her Philadelphia elementary school under the guise of taking her to breakfast.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching the nation's most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in last month's massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tag reveals winter movements of Puget Sound orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-doping officials want Armstrong under oath

A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn't enough.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy more American products

NEW YORK (AP) - Why wait on Washington when there's Wal-Mart?

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold still threatens crops in West but it's easing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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