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Budget calls for 4 percent spending increase at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal will include an additional $2.5 billion to attack a growing backlog of veterans disability claims, a problem officials said is likely to worsen in coming months.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Search crews recount dramatic Calif. hiker rescue

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) - At first, the rescuers couldn't believe their ears: After four days of grueling searching, they suddenly heard a faint female voice calling for help.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Calif. attorney general is 'best-looking'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama praised California's attorney general for more than her smarts and toughness at a Democratic Party event.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dramatic hiker rescue recounted

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) - At first, the rescuers couldn't believe their ears: After four days of grueling searching, they suddenly heard a faint female voice calling for help.

April 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA funded airport towers using 30-year-old data

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starting this weekend, control towers at scores of small airports are to begin shutting down because of government-wide automatic spending cuts. But federal officials insist the closures won't compromise safety, and there's evidence that some of the closures may even make economic sense.

April 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge makes morning-after pill available to all

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration, a federal judge ruled Friday that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill are "arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable" and must end within 30 days.

April 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US hiring slows down

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring.

April 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook tweaks Android phones to build new 'Home'

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook is trying to prove that a company doesn't have to make a smartphone or operating system to define how people interact with mobile technology. The audacious move will provide further insights into how pervasive Facebook has become, testing whether people want to be greeted with content from the social network every time they look at their phones.

April 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 young kids

NEW YORK (AP) - More than half a million U.S. children are now believed to have lead poisoning, roughly twice the previous high estimate, health officials reported Thursday.

April 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder suspect shoots Miss. cop inside police HQ

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A murder suspect being interviewed at the Jackson, Miss., police headquarters shot a detective Thursday and those who came to investigate the gunfire found both men dead, authorities said.

April 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Holmes psychiatrist warned of threat before attack

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A psychiatrist who treated James Holmes told campus police a month before the Colorado theater attack that Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public, according to documents released Thursday.

April 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

April 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds recommend removing dams from Klamath River

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The federal government on Thursday recommended that all four aging hydroelectric dams be removed from the Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California to help struggling wild salmon runs, and nearly $1 billion should be spent on environmental restoration.

April 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen in Nevada crash that killed 5 was fugitive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teenager facing drunken driving charges in a Nevada freeway crash that killed five members of a family was a fugitive from a California juvenile facility, according to an elected official who said Thursday he wants to know whether anyone was trying to find the escapee.

April 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd lost hiker rescued from Calif. forest

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) - A young woman missing in a Southern California forest since setting out on a Sunday hike was rescued from a rocky ledge on a steep slope Thursday, authorities said.

April 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


California man confesses to 40 killings

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with murdering nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

DETROIT (AP) - Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last major problems" plaguing the animal welfare movement.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Students line LA street with desks in protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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