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CBO tallies 2012 deficit at $1.1T

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new estimate puts the deficit for the just-completed 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion, the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US, Mexico border governors press for cooperation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Their two-day discussion touched on everything from economic development and health care to border violence, and governors from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border agreed Friday that only strong partnerships will allow them to tackle the issues.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit: Fired staffer doubted 9/11 memorial safety

NEW YORK (AP) - A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, he said in a lawsuit Friday.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Friendly fire likely in border shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - The FBI said Friday a preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in the shootings of two border agents along the Arizona-Mexico border, shaking up the probe into an incident that re-ignited the political debate over security on the border.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston man named 1st 'Price Is Right' male model

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Boston man has won an online competition to become the first male model in "The Price Is Right" history.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US probes Honda Pilots, Odysseys that roll away

DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that Honda Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs can roll away after drivers remove the ignition key.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mel Brooks to receive AFI life achievement honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It'll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Well-preserved mammoth carcass found in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) - A teenage mammoth who once roamed the Siberian tundra in search of fodder and females might have been killed by an Ice Age man on a summer day tens of thousands of years ago, a Russian scientist said Friday.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. unemployment falls to 7.8 pct., a 44-month low

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.

October 05, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jay-Z to stream concert on his new YouTube channel

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel.

October 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA sheriff's detectives seek to solve old murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said Thursday they have determined that a body found burned, nude and rolled down a roadside embankment 17 years ago belongs to a woman who vanished from her home on California's Central Coast.

October 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - The potential scope of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people widened dramatically Thursday as health officials warned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of patients who got steroid back injections in 23 states could be at risk.

October 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: 'Victory is in sight' after first debate

DENVER (AP) - Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers "prosperity that comes through freedom" to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President Barack Obama accused the former Massachusetts governor of running from his own record in pursuit of political power.

October 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN strongly condemns Syrian shelling of Turkey

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council overcame deep divisions to unanimously approve a statement Thursday condemning Syria's shelling of a Turkish town that killed five women and children "in the strongest terms."

October 05, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rush, Public Enemy among Rock Hall of Fame noms

Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) - Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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