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Kenyan forces say they rescued 'most' hostages

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenyan's military said late Sunday it had rescued "most" of the remaining hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants in an upscale Nairobi mall after launching a major operation to end a two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

JINAN, China (AP) - A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China's most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country's elite.

September 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Prisoners' tops box office with $21.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) - The more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama "Prisoners" opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

September 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Blame already being cast over budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other - and some Republicans are criticizing their own - for a government shutdown many are treating as inevitable.

September 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 75 people

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country's Christian minority, officials said.

September 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer problems delay unemployment checks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tens of thousands of California residents aren't getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostages held in Kenyan mall siege

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenyan military forces engaged in sporadic gun battles Sunday with the Islamic extremists holding an unknown number of hostages inside an upscale Nairobi mall, as officials said the death toll from a grenade-and-gunfire siege a day earlier rose to 59, with at least 175 wounded.

September 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won't get their hands on guns.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Roads in northern Colorado reopen as floods recede

DENVER (AP) - More highways in northern Colorado that were cut off because of destructive flooding last week are being reopened, helping reduce the number of people in need of emergency shelters and, transportation officials hope, reducing traffic congestion in heavily populated areas along the Front Range.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Influential director Richard Sarafian dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Sarafian, an influential film director whose 1971 countercultural car-chase thriller "Vanishing Point" brought him a decades-long cult following, has died in Southern California, his son said Saturday night.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead, 3 hurt in Lancaster crash

LANCASTER (AP) - Authorities say four young people are dead and three critically injured after a car and a pickup truck collided on a rural desert road in northern Los Angeles County.

September 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Demand for US-born imams up in American mosques

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mustafa Umar, an imam in Southern California, is popular with the Muslim teenagers who attend his mosque. They pepper him with questions about sensitive topics like marijuana use, dating and pornography.

September 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope's blunt remarks pose challenge for bishops

NEW YORK (AP) - In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the sacrament of Communion.

September 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Small plane crashes in Vt. after detour; 2 hurt

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. (AP) - A small plane that couldn't land at its intended destination because of a hot air balloon festival ran out of fuel and crashed in Vermont on Saturday, injuring both men on board, police said.

September 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Unemployment checks delayed

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tens of thousands of California residents aren't getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency.

September 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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$10M at stake in World Series of Poker

Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory started a marathon toward poker's richest prize on Saturday - a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in history among the winners of the main event.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sets sail on stolen $3 million yacht

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A man managed to convince authorities he was a respectable yachtsman long enough to make off with a $3 million luxury boat for a day, police said.

July 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Great white shark bites man off So. Cal. beach

Shark bites man near Southern California beach

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate majority could rest on the sage grouse

DENVER (AP) - An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

July 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4.6 quake near Big Bear Lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake has rattled nerves near the Southern California community of Big Bear Lake.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Video shows CHP officer punching woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Louis Brown Jr., father of Nicole Brown Simpson, dies

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Louis Brown Jr., the father of Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home at the age of 90.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arthur downgraded to tropical storm

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.

July 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Inventor debuts molecular scanner

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves - by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.

July 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 hurt in police pursuit

WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured six people.

July 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oldest American turns 116

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title - she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.

July 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corinthian Colleges to sell most of its campuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Good Samaritan beaten, run over in Fresno

FRESNO (AP) - A good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being assaulted by twin brothers was brutally beaten by the suspects before being run over by a driver, police said.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Highlights of US July 4 celebrations

The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfires burn homes, threaten more

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in a historic gold-mining town in San Diego County.

July 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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