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Conservationists team up with ranchers, loggers

FRIANT, Calif. (AP) - Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture.

December 16, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Secretary of state faints, sustains concussion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday.

December 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptians take quarrel over charter to the polls

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptians took their quarrel over a draft constitution to polling stations Saturday after weeks of violent turmoil between the newly empowered Islamists and the mostly liberal opposition over the future identity of the nation.

December 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


With Chavez stricken, elections become crucial

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday's nationwide elections for state governors and legislators into a test of his legacy that could chart the country's future in the uncertain months ahead.

December 15, 2012 | With Chavez stricken, elections become crucial | Signal AP


Conservative party favored as Japanese vote

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese voted Sunday in parliamentary elections that were expected to put the once-dominant conservatives back in power after a three-year break - and bring in a more nationalistic government amid tensions with big neighbor China.

December 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli election downplays Palestinian issue

Peacemaking with the Palestinians, once the main issue by far in Israeli politics, has been strikingly absent from the campaign for next month's general election. After years of public frustration with failed peace efforts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's badly divided challengers are trying instead to tap the economic angst of the middle class and a widespread resentment of perks enjoyed by fervently devout Jews.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools eye plans, calm parents after Conn. attack

The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures, reassuring parents and asking, "What if?"

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sympathy over US school shooting stretches across globe

LONDON (AP) - As the world joined Americans in mourning the school massacre in Connecticut, many urged U.S. politicians to honor the 28 victims, especially the children, by pushing for stronger gun control laws.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

NEW YORK (AP) - If shoppers don't show up in stores soon, more "70 percent off" sale signs will.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA tightens standards for soot pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) - In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State: Big surge in Calif. smokeless tobacco sales

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - While cigarette sales have plunged, sales of smokeless tobacco products have surged in the past decade in California, with use among high school students especially leaving state public health officials concerned, according to a state report.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon approves tax deal for Nike expansion

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A deal proposed by Nike Inc. to create hundreds of jobs in Oregon in exchange for a guarantee that the state won't change a favorable corporate tax structure prompted state lawmakers to approve emergency legislation Friday.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pot proponents hopeful, wary after Obama comments

SEATTLE (AP) - Officials and pot advocates looking for any sign of whether the Obama administration will sue to block legal pot laws in Washington state and Colorado or stand idly by as they are implemented got one from the president himself.

December 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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