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Bomb threat prompts 5-hour evacuation at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University's campus was shut down for about five hours Friday after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation of more than 50,000 people and a building-by-building search.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 3 injured in Calif. big-rig crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) - Three big-rig trucks and a car crashed on a Southern California freeway Friday, killing one person and injuring three, two of them critically.

October 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

CHICAGO (AP) - When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong says last few weeks 'difficult'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong said he has been through a "difficult couple of weeks" and urged supporters of his cancer-fighting charity to stand behind its mission.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Port suspends 2nd official over strip club expense

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A second Port of Oakland official has been suspended in connection with a $4,500 strip club expense.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


82-year-old Calif. burglar sentenced to 6 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 82-year-old woman whose rap sheet goes back more than 50 years has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six years in state prison.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tribal court disputed in Grand Canyon bridge fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The jurisdiction of a Native American tribal court was challenged Friday by the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon who has been locked in a multi-million dollar contract dispute with an Arizona-based tribe.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bear attacks woman walking her dogs near Ojai

OJAI, Calif. (AP) - A woman played dead and escaped with minor injuries when a bear attacked her as she walked her dogs in Ventura County.

October 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Freezing eggs for fertility works, caution urged

WASHINGTON (AP) - Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility - but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body identified as real estate investor's wife

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say the body of a woman found in a San Diego County trash receptacle has been identified as the wife of a real estate investor charged with her murder.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. prison first to block prisoner cell calls

AVENAL, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials will start using new cellphone blocking technology at a Central Valley prison next week, the first step to rolling it out system-wide.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Group seeks audit of $11M donation by Ariz. group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A good-government group asked California's campaign finance watchdog Friday to investigate the donors behind an $11 million political contribution from a nonprofit based in Arizona, as Gov. Jerry Brown called on its donors to "show their faces."

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit: Sheriff denied bail to inmates on ICE holds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arrestees who say they were denied bail because immigration agents wanted them held sued the Los Angeles County sheriff Friday claiming they were illegally detained for weeks or months.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang member convicted of armed robberies around LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has convicted a gang member of a series of armed robberies around Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: FBI to pay scribe's legal fees of $470,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has ordered the FBI to pay a journalist's legal fees of $470,000 after a years-long legal battle for the release of agency documents.

October 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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