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Social Security fast-tracks rare disease claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by people who get serious illnesses such as cancer, early-onset Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease - claims that could take months or years to approve in the past.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Keaton honored at Women in Entertainment breakfast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - When Diane Keaton learned she would receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, the 66-year-old actress immediately began panicking about her speech.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dave Brubeck, legend who helped define jazz, dies

You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize "Take Five," the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and '60s.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NY subway victim's daughter: 'What's done is done'

NEW YORK (AP) - The daughter of a man pushed in front of a subway train and photographed a split-second before his death said Wednesday after a suspect was arrested that it "would have been great" if someone had helped her father up but "what's done is done."

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunters find bodies believed to be Iowa cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) - Hunters found two bodies Wednesday believed to be those of young Iowa cousins who vanished five months ago while riding their bikes near a lake, authorities said.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds line up at California for work in Canada

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of people looking for work have shown up at a Southern California job fair in hopes of landing construction jobs in Canada.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California sheriff vows no spying with use of drone

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California sheriff has vowed that his department won't use an aerial drone to spy on ordinary people, but civil liberties groups say there still needs to be some guidelines to ensure privacy.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Iran has evidence it captured U.S. drone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has material evidence to prove that it has captured an American unmanned aircraft, a prominent lawmaker in Tehran said Wednesday, rejecting U.S. Navy statements that none of its drones in the region was missing.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Salmon that's been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes the fish can stay afloat.

December 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama warns against another debt ceiling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation's debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it's "not a game that I will play."

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Royal pregnancy highlights succession issues

LONDON (AP) - The business of monarchy has always been stacked in favor of men. Not any more - or so the British government promises.

December 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


100,000 protest at Egypt's presidential palace

CAIRO (AP) - More than 100,000 Egyptians protested outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, fueling tensions over Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and the adoption by his allies of a controversial draft constitution.

December 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US home prices rise in October by most in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market.

December 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

PHOENIX (AP) - Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying from an infection.

December 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five NATO troops died in a British helicopter crash Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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