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Greece passes 2013 austerity budget

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget early Monday, an essential step in Greece's efforts to persuade its international creditors to unblock a vital rescue loan installment without which the country will go bankrupt.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strong quake strikes Myanmar, 12 feared dead

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A strong earthquake struck an underdeveloped mining region in northern Myanmar, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging ancient Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly blast devastates Indianapolis neighborhood

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Splintered beams and boards on a piece of charred earth were all that remained Sunday where three Indianapolis homes were leveled in a blast that killed two people and rendered homes for blocks uninhabitable.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the first time on Sunday, firing warning shots into the neighboring country after a stray mortar shell from across the border hit an Israeli military post.

November 11, 2012 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Citi chief Pandit gets $6.7 million bonus

NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup has paid its former CEO Vikram Pandit, who resigned abruptly last month, a bonus of $6.7 million for work he did for the bank this year.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Petraeus news hit Feinstein like 'lightning bolt'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The career of David Petraeus, the CIA director and renowned general, was derailed by allegedly vicious emails his paramour sent to another woman. Now the CIA, FBI and White House face questions from Congress about Petraeus' love life and how his emails came under investigation.

November 11, 2012 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.

November 11, 2012 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Food labels multiply, some confuse consumers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics in your produce, meat, and dairy foods? Prefer to pay more to make sure farm animals were treated humanely, farmworkers got their lunch breaks, bees or birds were protected by the farmer and that ranchers didn't kill predators?

November 11, 2012 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Young voters turned the tide for Brown's Prop 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown secured a convincing win for his tax initiative on last week's ballot, thanks partly to voters who might not seem like a natural constituency for the 74-year-old, lifelong politician - young voters.

November 11, 2012 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Jose police say homicide suspect found dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man San Jose police suspected of killing his wife has been found dead, apparently of a suicide, police said Saturday.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sick, frail struggle most in storm's aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of society's most vulnerable people - the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill - have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

November 11, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Face of US changing; elections to look different

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics - the changing face of America.

November 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


After attack on jeep, Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep patrolling the border with Gaza and the Israelis fired back into the Palestinian territory, killing four civilians, officials and witnesses said.

November 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

November 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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