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Chicano rock pioneers Los Lobos marking 40 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They are seen as the progenitors of Chicano rock 'n' roll, the first band that had the boldness, and some might even say the naiveté, to fuse punk rock with Mexican folk tunes.

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


Hollywood responds to deadly Conn. school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood has responded to the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school by pulling back on its offerings, and one star says the entertainment industry should take some responsibility for such violence.

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


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


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Obama: U.S. to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops on Tuesday launched an offensive against pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Slovyansk and advanced through the city's outskirts, the nation's interior minister said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan air force jet crashes, killing 3

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistan air force fighter jet crashed into the country's largest city after a technical fault Tuesday, killing two pilots and a civilian on the ground, authorities said.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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