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Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Arizona

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) - A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits that spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation.

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


Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, even though it remains rare overall.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Georgia's president, opposition both claim victory

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the opposition both claimed victory Monday in a parliamentary election that has been shaken up by a prison abuse video that activists say showed the cruel, authoritarian face of the government.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, according to a new report Monday

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yahoo CEO adds motherhood to list of challenges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a boy late Sunday, shining a spotlight on her ability to steer the struggling Internet company in a new direction while adjusting to the challenges of being a first-time mother.

October 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don't screw things up.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korea: Spark could set off nuclear war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A North Korean minister lashed out at the United States on Monday, saying its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fatal shooting mars Venezuela election campaign

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Jason Valero was so excited about the possibility that Henrique Capriles could unseat President Hugo Chavez that he took a few weeks off from his job as a dump truck driver to work on the opposition presidential candidate's campaign.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Engeldinger's parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Adele confirms she has recorded Bond theme tune

LONDON (AP) - Adele has confirmed she has co-written and performed the theme to the upcoming James Bond movie "Skyfall."

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian minister accuses US of stoking 'terrorism'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria's foreign minister brought his regime's case before the world Monday, accusing the U.S. and its allies of promoting "terrorism" and blaming everyone from neighbors and extremists to the media for escalating the war - except the Syrian government.

October 01, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$2 million in gems, gold stolen from California museum

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County to get $546 million loan for train line

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County will receive more than a half-billion dollars in federal money to build a long-awaited commuter rail line through southwest LA.

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane says being invited to host the 2013 Academy Awards "was the greatest call that I could have gotten in show business."

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Central figure in Mississippi integration defies labels

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights."

October 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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