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NY mostly ignored reports warning of superstorm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge; overwhelming flooding; swamped subway lines; widespread power outages. The Rockaway peninsula was deemed among the "most at risk."

December 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Washington could become pot source for neighbors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot users. Sure, you can go over to Washington state to "smoke some weed," a police advisory states, but you might get arrested for driving under the influence if you're pulled over coming home, even if you're on a bike.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN conference adopts extension of Kyoto accord

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries, but will only cover about 15 percent of global emissions.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones hit NY for 50th anniversary gig

NEW YORK (AP) - "Time Waits for No One," the Rolling Stones sang in 1974, but lately it's seemed like that grizzled quartet does indeed have some sort of exemption from the ravages of time.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumer borrowing rises to record $2.75T

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans swiped their credit cards more often in October and borrowed more to attend school and buy cars. The increases drove U.S. consumer debt to an all-time high.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) - It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Customs seizes rubber ducks for chemical safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Southern California have seized nearly 36,000 Chinese rubber ducks that contain levels of a chemical that may be unhealthful for children.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama asks Congress for $60.4B in Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2005 Hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor gets 20 years in Miss. cancer center fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former Mississippi cancer center she ran. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III said he was "appalled" at how Dr. Meera Sachdeva treated patients at a vulnerable time of their lives.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 found dead in burned Azusa home had gunshot wounds

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - Three people whose bodies were found in a fire-gutted Southern California home had bullet wounds to their upper body, authorities said Friday.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's softer side emerges under CEO Cook

NEW YORK (AP) - "Those jobs aren't coming back."

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lottery officials: Man in 30s bought 2nd winner

PHOENIX (AP) - Lottery officials announced Friday that a married man in his 30s from a wealthy Phoenix suburb has claimed his half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, deciding to collect the winnings now and not next year because of the nation's looming fiscal cliff.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Advanced Medical Care to open at new location

As Advanced Medical Care prepared to open at its new location on Monday, Dec. 10, the new facility was blessed by Sister Colleen Settles on Thursday.

December 07, 2012 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


FBI says Alaska man enjoyed killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities deduced from hours of interviews with an Alaska serial killer that he may have killed close to a dozen people, and that he killed for pleasure and was only conflicted about how his notoriety would affect the ones he loved.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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