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Minn. trial could expose al-Shabab recruiting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor declares 'Carmageddon II' a success

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called "Carmageddon II," the sequel to last year's shutdown of one of the nation's busiest freeways, a success and thanked drivers for staying off the road and keeping the weekend traffic unusually light.

September 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spain crisis fuels Catalan separatist sentiment

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Three weeks after a massive Catalan separatist march in Barcelona - the biggest since the 1970s - the independence flags still flutter from balconies across Spain's second largest city.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Several thousand people protest Haiti gov't

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown vetoes bill banning cellphone disruption

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Miami-based Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans

MIAMI (AP) - By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in some cases more than a day of their time to cast a vote in their country's presidential election.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm speeds out of Japan after injuring dozens

TOKYO (AP) - A weakening tropical storm was speeding out of Japan on Monday after bringing gale-strength winds to Tokyo and injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic to the south and west of the capital.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Brown signs bill giving juveniles 2nd chance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.

September 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why the U.S. economy is flashing conflicting signals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anyone puzzled by the most recent U.S. economic data has reason for feeling so: The numbers sketch a sometimes contradictory picture of the economy.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands protest government in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Hotel Transylvania' at No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adam Sandler's monster mash-up "Hotel Transylvania" has brought the weekend box office back to life after a late-summer slump.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chavez says he'd vote for Obama

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has weighed in on the U.S. presidential race, saying he prefers President Barack Obama.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire chars 300 acres near Banning

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire that has charred 300 acres of dry brush in a remote area of Riverside County has injured a firefighter and destroyed a shed and several vehicles.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Carmageddon demolition on schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation's busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded warnings to steer clear of the area, and officials expect to reopen the lanes as planned Monday morning.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman's body found in shallow grave

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A woman's body has been found in a shallow grave in the Southern California desert and a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing her.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.

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


$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

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


Colbert to replace Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

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


5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been charged in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina prosecutor.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Stabbing rampage came out of nowhere

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not troubled and his family didn't see any sign that he was capable of violence, his attorney said Thursday, deepening the mystery over what prompted the rampage that injured 21 students and a security guard.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

MOSCOW (AP) - Dragging much of Europe into his fight with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders Thursday to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia to prevent an imminent shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies to the continent.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius' credibility at his murder trial Thursday, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn't to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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