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U.S. homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years and many expect the housing recovery will strengthen in the next six months.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor signs fixes to workers' compensation

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill intended to reduce workers' compensation costs for California businesses while increasing benefits to injured workers.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shaun White: 'Truly sorry for my poor behavior'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White apologized Tuesday for "unwise choices," saying he got "carried away" after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Household income blamed for airport passenger drop

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles World Airports consultant says the average household income of residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is the main cause of lower passenger volume at Ontario International Airport.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Business making an anti-regulation pitch to voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to make the anti-regulatory fervor their members share an issue in the last weeks of the campaign.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Myanmar's Suu Kyi open to easing of U.S. sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is signaling guarded support for the easing of the remaining U.S. economic sanctions on her country.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Troops pack up gear to ship out of Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - It was nearly 2 a.m. when U.S. Army Pfc. Zach Randle jumped out of his bulky armored vehicle in southern Afghanistan for what he hoped would be the last time.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Randy Newman writes new satirical, political song

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Newman is weighing in on the presidential election, and he's playing the race card through a song he wrote called "I'm Dreaming."

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: Palestinians not interested in peace

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney faced a new challenge Tuesday for saying Palestinians "have no interest" in peace with Israel, comments captured on newly released videotape of his private remarks to wealthy donors.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian jets hit Lebanese territory near border

BEIRUT (AP) - Missiles fired by Syrian warplanes hit Lebanese territory Monday in one of the most serious cross-border violations since Syria's crisis began 18 months ago, security officials in Beirut and Lebanese state media said.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emmy-nominated stars share their fave TV shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before Kevin Costner, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman were Emmy nominees, they were kids who loved watching TV.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mariah Carey: No feuding with Minaj on 'Idol' yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey says there's no feud between her and fellow new "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj at the moment.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shaun White charged with public intox, vandalism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism, accused of drunkenly destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel and ending up in the hospital after he hit his head.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late painter's girlfriend agrees to pay $11K rent

SAN JOSE (AP) - Thomas Kinkade's girlfriend is agreeing to pay $11,000 a month to rent the San Francisco Bay area mansion where she had lived with the late artist, but his paintings and possessions remain the focus of a bitter estate fight.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement's anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city's financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

September 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Snowstorm dress rehearsal for the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Speaker Boehner visits California for drought bill

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he'll support an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what's certain to be a devastating year.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. sisters get lungs from same donor

HOUSTON (AP) - They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments - like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Classes at Purdue University were interrupted by the sounds of gunfire, fire alarms and screams when a student entered a basement classroom and fatally shot a fellow senior engineering student whom a former teacher described as "phenomenal."

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


Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

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


Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

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


More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

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


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

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

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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