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Richard Adams, early figure in gay marriage, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay marriage four decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died, his attorney said Sunday.

December 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ranchers split over US border security plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association on Sunday forcefully stuck to its call for placing armed police officers and security guards in every school as the best way to avoid shootings such as the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crowd-funding draws donations for Sandy relief

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some who lost their homes or businesses have turned to crowd-funding websites to elicit a faster and more direct response than they could expect from the government or traditional charities.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Few tests done at toxic sites after superstorm

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - For more than a month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that the recent superstorm didn't cause significant problems at any of the 247 Superfund toxic waste sites it's monitoring in New York and New Jersey.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bigger round 2 of Northern Calif. storm expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A weekend winter storm system that moved through Northern California proved a nuisance for holiday travelers, but an even bigger wave of mountain snow and coastal rain Sunday could create even more problems.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Airports trade layover horror for 'terminal bliss'

CHICAGO (AP) - Getting stranded at an airport once meant enduring hours of boredom in a kind of travel purgatory with nothing to eat but fast food. These days, it can seem more like passing through the gates of Shangri-la to find spas, yoga studios, luxury shopping and restaurant menus crafted by celebrity chefs in terminals with calming, sleek design.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Low-water rivers offering up glimpse of history

ST. LOUIS (AP) - From sunken steamboats to a millennium-old map engraved in rock, the drought-drained rivers of the nation's midsection are offering a rare and fleeting glimpse into years gone by.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Public honors Inouye's passing at Hawaii Capitol

HONOLULU (AP) - After two days of services in Washington, Hawaii is saying aloha to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hepatitis C tests continue after NH tech's arrest

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Hospitals across the country recommended hepatitis C testing for about 7,900 patients last summer after a traveling medical worker was accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with tainted syringes in New Hampshire. But five months later, nearly half of those who were possibly exposed to the liver-destroying disease in other states have yet to be tested.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss Universe not returning to Boston University

BOSTON (AP) - The 20-year-old Rhode Island woman who brought the Miss Universe crown back to the U.S. for the first time in 15 years will not be returning to Boston University.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help at hand when elderly relative's health fails

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Marnie Schwartz was in California, a lawyer raising two toddlers. She was in no position to move across the country to care for her mother, who was living alone in New York and whose health was beginning to decline.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California prisons revamp isolation cells policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prison officials tossed convicted killer Todd Ashker into California's notorious Security Housing Unit 25 years ago after "validating" him as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds, shuttered NM peanut butter plant reach deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A peanut butter plant shuttered by a widespread salmonella outbreak has been given the go ahead to start harvesting a bumper crop of prized eastern New Mexico Valencia peanuts next week under an agreement that ends a tense, monthslong standoff with federal regulators.

December 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heavy rain, snow in Northern California forecast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains were all in the forecast as Northern Californians braced for a weekend of wintry weather and potential delays in holiday travel.

December 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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