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Study: ADHD medicines help curb criminal behavior

Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

EW YORK (AP) - The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what's left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Union march near LAX frustrates travelers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A march by hundreds of union members and supporters on streets near Los Angeles International Airport frustrated some Thanksgiving travelers on Wednesday as 13 people were arrested, mostly for a planned refusal to disperse.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco sheds part of free-spirited past

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco shed a vestige of its free-spirited past as local lawmakers narrowly approved a citywide ban on public nudity.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

CHICAGO (AP) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on a mysterious medical leave while facing separate federal investigations.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hector 'Macho' Camacho on life support

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans mourning the loss of a dynamic and often troubled athlete.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. abortions fall 5 percent, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the Great Recession in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, according to government figures released Wednesday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stores borrow from fast-food industry's playbook

NEW YORK (AP) - This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BULLETIN: Cease-fire deal reached

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas leader says cease-fire deal includes opening of all Gaza crossings, including with Egypt.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What Health Policy Wonks Are 'Thankful' for This Thanksgiving

In fall 2011, the president was seen as a 50-50 proposition to be re-elected. The Affordable Care Act's future was yet to be decided by the Supreme Court. The term "Obamacare" was viewed as somewhat of a slur.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks near break-even on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hovered near break-even Wednesday on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Interior Secretary to decide CA oyster farm's fate

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is on a fact-finding mission in Marin County to decide the fate of a family-run oyster farm operating in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

November 21, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Senior home staff had complained about suspect

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Residents and staff members at a senior high-rise in California had complained in the past about erratic behavior by an elderly man now suspected of killing two women and himself at the facility, authorities and employees said.

November 21, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire

CAIRO (AP) - Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.

November 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

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


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

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


Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

DETROIT (AP) - A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

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


New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

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


China detains employees of suspect meat seller

BEIJING (AP) - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

DETROIT (AP) - A defense lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch says he repeatedly heard poundings - "boom, boom, boom" - outside his home before he opened the door and shot her in the face.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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