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He called it, and now Silver's a pop-culture star

NEW YORK (AP) - The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012.

November 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse's Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach his job, threw a top-ranked team into turmoil and threatened the career of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim.

November 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure

DENVER (AP) - Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes this week by Colorado and Washington to allow adult marijuana possession have prompted what could be a turning point in the nation's conflicted and confusing war on drugs.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CIA director resigns over extramarital affair

WASHINGTON (AP) - David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

November 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Wealthy must pay more

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

November 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mark Wahlberg to star in next 'Transformers' movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Wahlberg, roll out.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Billboard honors Lady Antebellum for 1st tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When they first hit the road as an opening act the members of Lady Antebellum rarely wasted their downtime, quizzing stars like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and their crews on the intricacies of a successful arena tour.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


J.C. Penney reports hefty 3Q loss

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney Co. is hoping it has hit rock bottom.

November 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Televangelist Schuller testifies in bankruptcy case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who was among the best-known faces of America's televangelist heyday, has asserted in a federal bankruptcy court that he never gave up ownership of his books and other teachings even though the ministry he founded used them freely, including on the Internet.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton honors slain envoy to Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

NEW YORK (AP) - We've got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We've got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We've got dolls with swagger. And we've got plenty that come with itty bitty baby bottles.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California State University mulls new fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California State University is considering three new fee hikes designed to push students to earn their degrees faster and free up an estimated 18,000 enrollment slots, officials said Thursday.

November 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marilyn Monroe photos on auction in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Who doesn't want a picture of Marilyn Monroe?

November 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Villagers mourn family; Guatemala quake toll at 52

SAN CRISTOBAL CUCHO, Guatemala (AP) - The 10 members of the Vasquez family were found together under the rubble of the rock quarry that had been their livelihood, some in a desperate final embrace, others clinging to the faintest of dying pulses.

November 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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