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Ex-head of military team in Libya: security weak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself.

October 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High gas, diesel prices hurt Calif. farm industry

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Farmers in California's agricultural heartland say record-high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines, but economists say it's unlikely that will translate into significantly higher food prices across the U.S.

October 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beach Boys' Wilson: Band dustup 'bummed me out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brian Wilson says he felt blindsided by a news release from his Beach Boys band mate Mike Love that ended the good vibrations on the band's 50th anniversary tour.

October 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks slide, and investors wait for earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks slumped Tuesday on Wall Street after the International Monetary Fund predicted weaker world economic growth and as investors waited for what they expected to be lower corporate earnings.

October 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Race between Romney, Obama still all about Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's still all about Ohio.

October 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Merkel gets a hostile reception on Greek visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from many ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country since its debt crisis erupted three years ago.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US officials: We didn't link Libya attack to video

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about why the Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico capo killed, then body stolen by gunmen

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The death of the founder and leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas cartel in a firefight with marines outside a baseball game near the Texas border was perhaps the biggest coup of President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs.

October 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High gas, diesel prices hurt California farm industry

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Farmers in California's agricultural heartland say record-high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines, but economists say it's unlikely that will translate into significantly higher food prices across the U.S.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,007

As of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at least 2,007 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Brown, 'Peanuts' pals head to big screen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Brown and his "Peanuts" pals are coming to the big screen.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say

BAGHDAD (AP) - Al-Qaida is rebuilding in Iraq and has set up training camps for insurgents in the nation's western deserts as the extremist group seizes on regional instability and government security failures to regain strength, officials say.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally by cheering supporters. The teacher has also written a letter of apology that was read aloud to students.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skydiver begins prep for supersonic jump

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert was lifted Tuesday morning and crews began laying out his balloon.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Romney showing new urgency in close race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With swinging polls making the White House race as unpredictable as ever, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were crossing Ohio Tuesday and making their case with new urgency in the campaign's final weeks.

October 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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