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Bomb kills 9 Afghan children, 2 NATO troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber targeting U.S. troops outside an Afghan government office on Monday killed nine children walking home from school and two of the Americans, the latest sign that this year's fighting season could be one of the deadliest of the 12-year-old war.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trade winds drop, and Hawaii gets muggy

HONOLULU (AP) - Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it's light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity.

June 03, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


No joy in Mudville: 'Casey at the Bat' turns 125

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The mighty Casey is still striking out 125 years after he went down in baseball lore, but he has given Tim Wiles a steady side gig.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rep: Michael Douglas didn't blame sex for cancer

LONDON (AP) - A representative for actor Michael Douglas now says the actor doesn't blame his throat cancer on oral sex.

June 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyo. teen who built reactor ousted from fair

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming high school senior who built a nuclear reactor was disqualified from the International Science and Engineering Fair this month on a technicality.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Erdogan rejects 'dictator' claims

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's prime minister on Sunday rejected claims that he is a "dictator," dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe, even as thousands returned to the landmark Istanbul square that has become the site of the fiercest anti-government outburst in years.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlantic puffins in peril in US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.

June 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.

June 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Congressmen find few Boston attack clues in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats.

June 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed Friday night when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area.

June 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed properties throughout Northern and Central California. The inventory lists were long, especially in hard-hit areas such as Sacramento and Stockton. But the auctions were generally short affairs - often because real estate speculators were illegally fixing the bidding process.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Are nutritional labels coming on alcoholic drinks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NH memorial held for Newtown gunman's mother

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) - More than 100 family and friends gathered at a church in a small New Hampshire town Saturday to remember the woman whose son massacred 20 first-graders and six educators in a Connecticut elementary school last year.

June 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia (AP) - The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including four students who suffered serious wounds, authorities said.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Painkiller ban raises constitutional questions

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state's first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro after a federal judge suggested in court that his administration may have overreached.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

NEW YORK (AP) - Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Investors shed tech, biotech stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street's cool kids have been booted from the lunchroom.

April 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dozen possibly ill with Norovirus on cruise ship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say more than three dozen people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while onboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

April 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill that would end orca shows stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and a major tourist attraction.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ship hunts for more 'pings' in Malaysia jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: 60 people taken hostage in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator calls 'Cuba Twitter' a cockamamie idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - A key U.S. senator is demanding to know who came up with the idea to launch a secret "Cuba Twitter" social network system.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Massive rockfall in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a hiking trail.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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