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A boost for gay marriage: Justices question US law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to other couples.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fine whine? Billionaire cries foul in vintage sale

NEW YORK (AP) - As experts can testify, super sleuths in the wine business must study the cork, glass, sediment, wrapping, labels and how full a bottle of wine is to ascertain whether it's the real deal. And as two uber-wealthy wine collectors can tell you as they square off in federal court over some questionable bottles, even that sometimes is not enough.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

NEW YORK (AP) - A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists reported Wednesday.

March 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


'G.I. Joe' sequel back on mission after 3-D delay

LOS ANGELES (AP) - G. I. Joe's second big-screen mission was just about to begin last year when Paramount suddenly called the troops back to base, delaying the release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" by nine months to convert it to 3-D. The move came just weeks after another movie based on a Hasbro toy, "Battleship," was torpedoed at the box office.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Record-breaking cyberattack hits anti-spam group

LONDON (AP) - A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said Wednesday.

March 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Major findings in records about Giffords shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - As authorities investigated the rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, they compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents that include everything from interviews with survivors and victims to police reports filed from the scene of the crime.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court hears case on gay benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a landmark debate over gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative but often a decisive vote, is expressing concern that a federal law that prevents married gay couples from receiving benefits afforded straight married Americans might conflict with state laws.

March 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Petraeus speaks out on affair

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that "caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters."

March 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In Russia, teen complains of adoptive US parents

MOSCOW (AP) - A teenager adopted by an American couple has returned to Russia, claiming that his adoptive family treated him badly and that he lived on the streets of Philadelphia and stole just to survive, Russian state media reported.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Administrators armed in Colo. school district

DENVER (AP) - As lawmakers across the country debate arming teachers and administrators to prevent another deadly school shooting, one Colorado school district has voted to let its superintendent and a high school principal carry concealed semi-automatic pistols on campus - a move some say sidesteps laws meant to keep schools gun-free.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knox saga still not over for Italian courts

ROME (AP) - It's not over yet for Amanda Knox.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trapped man rescued from Calif.'s Mount Rubidoux

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Ramon Llamas was taking his usual hike on busy Mount Rubidoux when his dog, Mole, began whimpering and tugging at his leg.

March 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man wins $8K after Disney 'Small World' breakdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says a disabled man was awarded $8,000 by Disneyland after the "It's A Small World" ride broke, stranding him for a half hour while the theme song played continuously.

March 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.

March 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court might sidestep major ruling on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America's gays and lesbians have a right to marry.

March 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and rrithe Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Sunday morning. The U.S. National Hucane Center in Miami said the storm may strengthen into a hurricane on Wednesday while over the open waters of the Atlantic. The storm's center was expected to curve away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east .

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center early Sunday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man fatally struck by arrow in Lancaster

LANCASTER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Lancaster home.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Taps go dry in Porterville

ORTERVILLE (AP) - Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Officer critical in coma after gunfight

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A San Bernardino policeman remained in a medically induced coma Saturday after he was shot in the head by a man who was then killed by another officer in a shootout, police said.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after being shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

NEW YORK (AP) - What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952

WHITTIER (AP) - An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in Whittier.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) - Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

August 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in California.

August 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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