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UPDATE: Largest Nev. fires still growing near Vegas, Reno

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fire crews worked Tuesday to stop two large Nevada wildfires advancing through rugged mountain areas, including one billowing smoke visible from downtown Las Vegas and another southwest of Reno.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens feared dead in Quebec oil train derailment

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - Blackened debris, twisted metal and gas leaks hampered rescue workers' search for perhaps dozens of bodies Tuesday, three days after a runaway oil train smashed into this small lakeside town and incinerated much of its downtown.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Service honors 19 Hotshots killed in Arizona fire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Thousands of firefighters from around the nation are paying their final respects at a memorial for 19 members of an elite Arizona Hotshot crew killed in a wildfire June 30.

July 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Confusion over Snowden asylum offer

MOSCOW (AP) - The net of rumors and uncertainties over NSA leaker Edward Snowden deepened Tuesday when a prominent Russian lawmaker tweeted that Snowden had accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum, then deleted the posting a few minutes later.

July 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: Fugitive caught after taunting tweet

SAN DIEGO (AP) - "Catch me if you can."

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Raid draws attention to state's water districts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI's investigation of a state lawmaker has brought attention to an arm of government that is at once indispensable and nearly invisible - public agencies that pipe water to millions of people and vast swaths of farmland yet operate with scant oversight or public scrutiny.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed focused Monday on the actions of an experienced pilot learning his way around a new aircraft, fellow pilots who were supposed to be monitoring him and why no one noticed that the plane was coming in too slow.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Company: Bad fireworks caused accidents

SANTA ANA (AP) - A fireworks company on Monday said bad fireworks appear to have caused a blast that injured more than three dozen people at a show in Southern California and also triggered problems at another one of its July 4 events.

July 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Singer Randy Travis in critical condition in Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music singer Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday night at a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized for heart problems.

July 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate passes bill on noncitizen poll workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to assist voters when they cast ballots.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No cutoff in US aid to Egyptian military for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration signaled Monday that U.S. national security interests will trump its promotion of Egypt's budding democracy, stressing the importance of continued aid to the Egyptian military, which overthrew the elected president last week.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Similar shell malfunction at 2 fireworks shows

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Similar shell malfunctions appear to have caused a Southern California fireworks show to spray the crowd, injuring more than three dozen people, and mishaps at another July 4 event, a fireworks company official said.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun industry group sues Conn. over gun law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A national gun industry group on Monday filed the latest lawsuit challenging Connecticut's new wide-ranging gun law, passed in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. officials probe another farmworker death

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a second farmworker as possibly heat-related.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Boston announces marathon public safety measures

BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No US tsunami threat after 7.6 quake in Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' for 'Late Show'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

April 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.

April 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Outkast reunite, headline Coachella

Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SeaWorld loses its appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Some link quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds: 'Excessive force' used by Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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