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Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


McQueary files defamation suit against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Penn State graduate assistant who complained he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a young boy on campus and testified at his sex abuse trial sued the university on Tuesday for what he calls defamation and misrepresentation.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US car was targeted in Mexico ambush

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA officers, were working for organized crime in a targeted assassination attempt.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In reversal, New Zealand cancels Mike Tyson's visa

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - In a reversal, Mike Tyson has been denied entry to the country whose indigenous Maori people he says inspired his facial tattoo.

October 03, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA council votes to repeal pot dispensary ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council reversed course Tuesday and repealed a ban on pot shops that it passed just two months ago to shutter hundreds of medical marijuana storefronts.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

NEW YORK (AP) - Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn't need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they fired up their computers and followed the trash talk on Facebook.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Illegal immigrant in Fla. fights for law license

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man's bid to become the first illegal immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the state's Supreme Court justices.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House widening covert war in North Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) - Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC lawyer: Iranian cameraman concerned for safety

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for an Iranian cameraman who accompanied President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.S. for the U.N. General Assembly and is seeking asylum said Tuesday that his client did so because he was concerned for his safety if he went back to Iran.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amtrak: Crossing gate down in California train crash

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - The crossing gate was down, lights were flashing and bells were ringing when a big rig crashed into a passing Amtrak passenger train on Monday afternoon, an Amtrak official said.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. transport group heads north with about 200 pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman was hog-tied and dumped in a San Bernardino school field.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LinkedIn links up with panel of 'influencers'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn is adding more expert advice to its website and making it easier for its users to find their pearls of wisdom.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Churches using 'souls to polls' to rally vote

MIAMI (AP) - It's not just the collection plate that's getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge halts Pennsylvania's tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - A Hezbollah commander and several fighters have been killed inside Syria, a Lebanese security official said Tuesday, a development that could stoke already soaring tensions over the Lebanese militant group's role in the civil war next door.

October 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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