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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


Last Western detainee at Gitmo returns to Canada

TORONTO (AP) - The last Western detainee held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay returned to Canada Saturday after a decade in custody following his capture in Afghanistan at age 15 after being wounded in a firefight with U.S. soldiers, officials said.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was in San Francisco, where she received an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco during her landmark visit to the U.S.

September 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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