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Newtown families lobby Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Senate Democrats approach a key decision on gun legislation, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shootings mounted a face-to-face lobbying effort Tuesday in hopes of turning around enough Republicans to gain a Senate floor vote on meaningful gun restrictions.

April 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


State left reeling from winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Residents up and down the California coast were reeling after a day of pounding winds left streets littered with trees, knocked out power to thousands, and whipped up waves and wildfires.

April 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US now naming force-fed Guantanamo prisoners

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months, though its extent remains in dispute.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Father sobs on 911 after kids buried in collapse

STANLEY, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man tearfully begged authorities to hurry to his house to rescue his daughter and her cousin, who were buried when the walls of a 24-foot deep pit he dug on his property collapsed.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to know for Tuesday

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

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Fillmore fire doused

FILLMORE (AP) - Easing winds on Tuesday gave firefighters a chance to douse a 170-acre wildfire that burned two homes and threatened 160 others in rural Ventura County. The wind-whipped blaze that began Monday afternoon calmed with the dying winds at nightfall, and evacuation orders were lifted at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, county fire spokesman Mike Lindbery said.

April 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


N. Korea urges foreigners to leave S. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of a nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to scare foreigners into pressing their governments to pressure Washington and Seoul to act to avert a conflict.

April 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Factories that ran on Korean cooperation go silent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A factory complex that is North Korea's last major economic link with the South was a virtual ghost town Tuesday after Pyongyang suspended its operations and recalled all 53,000 of its workers, cutting off jobs and a source of hard currency in its war of words and provocations against Seoul and Washington.

April 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. hiker: 4 days missing felt like a dream

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - One of two hikers who got lost in the Southern California wilderness last week said Monday she remembers little about her four-day ordeal because she began hallucinating on the first night after the pair finished the three bottles of water they had and darkness fell.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Autopsy: Rick Warren's son died from gunshot wound

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say autopsy results show that the son of popular megachurch pastor Rick Warren died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SD Sen. Johnson says he now supports gay marriage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says he now supports legalizing gay marriage.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC deputy injured during hiker search recovering

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A reserve deputy who was seriously injured when he fell down a Southern California canyon during a search for two lost hikers is out of intensive care.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl next door Annette Funicello dies at 70

NEW YORK (AP) - She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Evil Dead' revival possesses fans with $25.8M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The horror remake "Evil Dead" has opened as the top draw at theaters with a first weekend of $25.8 million.

April 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Feds: 'Excessive force' used by Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nirvana, Kiss, Gabriel in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colbert to replace Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been charged in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina prosecutor.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attorney: Stabbing rampage came out of nowhere

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not troubled and his family didn't see any sign that he was capable of violence, his attorney said Thursday, deepening the mystery over what prompted the rampage that injured 21 students and a security guard.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

MOSCOW (AP) - Dragging much of Europe into his fight with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged European leaders Thursday to quickly help Ukraine settle its gas debt to Russia to prevent an imminent shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies to the continent.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius' credibility at his murder trial Thursday, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn't to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

April 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) - About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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