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Relative: Mandela signer in group that burned men

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.

December 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine economy under threat amid street protests

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hidden behind the tug of war over whether Ukraine will cast its lot with Europe or Russia is the prospect of bankruptcy. Someone will need to chip in at least $10 billion in the coming months, if Ukraine wants to keep its economy afloat.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel army shoots 2 Lebanese after soldier killed

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli troops shot two Lebanese soldiers early on Monday, hours after a Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier as he drove along the volatile border late at night, the Israeli military said.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attacks across Iraq kill at least 47 people

BAGHDAD (AP) - A group of suicide bombers launched a brazen assault on a police station north of Baghdad, killing eight policemen, the deadliest in a string of attacks across Iraq that left at least 47 people dead on Monday, official said.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EU, Russia relations strained over eastern Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) - Russia's foreign minister has sidestepped EU criticism that his country's relationship with the bloc has suffered over its alleged bullying of eastern European nations to keep them under Moscow's sphere of influence.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Neighbor of slain Ohio girl, 9, held on $1M bond

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ordered an Ohio man jailed on $1 million bond until a hearing next week on charges that he killed a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


China's flag-bearing rover photographed on moon

BEIJING (AP) - China hailed its lunar probe mission a success after the country's first moon rover and the landing vehicle that carried it there took photos of each other on the surface, state media reported.

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mandela buried in rolling hills of South Africa

QUNU, South Africa (AP) - His flag-draped casket resting on a carpet of animal skins, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the green, rolling hills of the eastern hamlet where he began his extraordinary journey - one that led him from prison to the presidency, a global symbol of endurance and reconciliation in the fight against South Africa's racist rule.

December 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Assisted living fines go uncollected in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California regulators fail to collect half the fines levied on assisted living homes for failing to properly care for elderly residents and, when they do, payments often arrive late, a newspaper reported Sunday.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Death in Compton auto crash identified; 3 unknown

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old woman was among four people killed in Compton after a car fleeing from deputies rammed another vehicle, flipped and burst into flames.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


George P. takes baby steps away from Bush name

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The latest scion of one of America's most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he's something other than what his famous surname suggests.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Hobbit' box office elite with $73.7M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ski lodges, snowmobilers buoyed by Northeast snow

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A weekend storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of the Northeast made ski area operators and snow removal workers happy, but travelers were still dealing with slippery roads and flight cancellations Sunday.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Girl, 5, killed in fiery LA County freeway crash

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was killed and several other people were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash involving three big rigs that shut down all lanes of a Los Angeles County freeway for hours Thursday, authorities said.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco was set to say goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales decline amid tight market

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales declined in July compared to the same time last year as buyers struggled to find something they could afford in the tight market, a research firm said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Brosnan withdraws from MLB vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner were left as the remaining candidates to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner after MLB Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan withdrew before the start of voting Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


14 hurt in mult-vehicle crash in S. El Monte

SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say 14 people have been injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash that has shut down all lanes of a Los Angeles County freeway.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Communities across US recover from heavy rain

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

August 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown sends $7.5 billion water plan to ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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