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Mushing family a strong presence in Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Don't get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they're also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome.

March 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.

March 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 women with new wombs are trying to get pregnant

LONDON (AP) - A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.

March 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA.

March 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Winter's last gasp? Another storm hits much of US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.

March 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia demands a return to Ukraine unity pact

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.

March 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fashion at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) - Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NY, Conn. up avoid food stamp cuts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill passed this month: bump up home heating assistance a few million bucks in return for preserving more than a half-billion dollars in food stamp benefits.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.

March 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar snapshots: Belgian, Bluegrass and barely recognizable

As if they weren't anonymous enough amid a stream of American stars, the two leads of the "The Broken Circle Breakdown" were barely recognizable even to those who saw and loved the Belgian nominee for Oscar's Best Foreign Film.

March 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

March 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 hikers rescued in Malibu

MALIBU (AP) - Four hikers were rescued overnight after they became trapped by rising floodwaters in Malibu Creek State Park, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

March 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation orders lifted in San Gabriel Valley

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have lifted evacuation orders in two California wildfire-scarred foothill communities that were threatened by mudflows during several days of powerful rain.

March 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jimmy Fallon, Chicago mayor take a chilly dip

CHICAGO (AP) - Comedian Jimmy Fallon took a quick but icy dip in Lake Michigan - dressed in a full suit and tie - then screamed and darted out quickly with a shocked expression on his face.

March 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of gunmen surround Ukraine military base

PEREVALNE, Ukraine (AP) - As hundreds of armed men surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Sunday, world leaders and Ukraine's new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military.

March 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights - a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Movement pro transforms actors into apes on film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Terry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature.

July 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World Cup quarters average 10M-plus viewers in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The four World Cup quarterfinals averaged more than 10 million viewers in the United States combined on ABC, ESPN networks and Spanish-language Univision.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would help them stay clean, find jobs and avoid committing new crimes.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed in Southern California small plane crash

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials in Riverside County say three people were killed when a small plane crashed Sunday morning.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire challenges crews

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) - A rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night, challenging firefighters Sunday with rising temperatures and the threat of shifting winds, officials said.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim recounts Southern California shark attack

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

July 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of the Islamic extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering a sermon this week in the nation's second-largest city, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red Cross: 22 dead in attacks on Kenyan coast

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen on the Kenyan coast, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked militants claimed responsibility but Kenyan officials blamed local separatists.

July 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of blaze that killed NYC firefighter probed

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire marshals were working Sunday to determine what caused a blaze that killed a lieutenant who became trapped while looking for possible victims in a burning public-housing high-rise.

July 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands cheer pro-Russia rebels at Ukraine rally

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Driven out of their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists regrouped Sunday in the city of Donetsk, vowing to renew their fight against the government in Kiev before thousands of cheering supporters at a rally.

July 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen arrested in elder assault

SAN JOSE (AP) - Investigators in San Jose arrested a teenage boy accused of sexual assaulting an 85-year-old woman during a home-invasion robbery earlier this week.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Video purportedly shows ISIS leader

BAGHDAD (AP) - A man purporting to be the leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria has made what would be his first public appearance, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq's second-largest city, according to a video posted online Saturday.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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