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Muslims get ready for Ramadan fast in summer heat

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are steeling themselves for the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades. No food or drink, not even a sip of water, for 14 hours a day during the hottest time of the year.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Asia stocks waver as data keeps sentiment in check

BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets wavered Friday as weak U.S. data kept sentiment in check despite continued hopes for new stimulus measures in major economies.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California neighbor of Colorado suspect says he was shy

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who lives next door to the California family of a man suspected of shooting dozens of people at a Colorado movie theater says he was a loner.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Private student loans parallel subprime

WASHINGTON (AP) - Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can't afford, a government study says.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland security boss saddened by shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is saddened by the deadly shootings in a suburban Denver movie theater, and she has instructed her department to provide any necessary support for the investigation.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says he is 'shocked' by Colorado Shooting

MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday he was "shocked and saddened" by a deadly shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater and urged the nation to "come together as one American family" in the aftermath of the tragedy.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some of the deadliest mass shootings around the world

Some of world's worst mass shootings:

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Best in Show' actor Willard accused of lewd act

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Fred Willard, perhaps best-known as a dog-show announcer in the movie "Best in Show," was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act at a Hollywood adult theater and later fired from his work on a PBS series.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A look at recent tech-industry earnings

Google and Microsoft were among the tech companies reporting earnings Thursday, following reports from IBM and eBay on Wednesday and Yahoo on Tuesday.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yahoo CEO Mayer's pay package worth more than $59M

NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo is giving its new chief executive Marissa Mayer a compensation package worth more than $59 million over the next several years.

July 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Starbucks opening 3 new Evolution juice stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp. already conquered the coffee market. Now it wants to mix it up with fresh juices.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Service members to march in gay pride parade

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The Department of Defense said Thursday it will allow service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strikes and security trouble before UK games

LONDON (AP) - There's nearly a week to go before the Olympics kick off in London and British officials are stuck playing defense.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


It's time to survey, and protest, Emmy nominations

That sound drowning out the applause for this year's Emmy nominees announced Thursday morning is the grinding of teeth over worthy shows and stars Emmy ignored.

July 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California water bond won't be a drought-buster

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California's most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Perry indictment exposes Texas' political divide

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same one Michael Brown was accused of robbing.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A northern New York couple was arraigned late Friday on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand.

August 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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