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Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress returns for short pre-election session

WASHINGTON (AP) - When lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating "fiscal cliff" in January. Yet Congress is expected to do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

CHICAGO (AP) - City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed negotiations on a contract that appeared close to being resolved over the weekend before the union announced both sides were too far apart to prevent the district's first strike in 25 years.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made a personal visit to the Texas installation on Sunday.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Number of visitors to Pa. Flight 93 memorial grows

PITTSBURGH (AP) - More and more people are visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural western Pennsylvania, authorities say, and new construction is scheduled to begin next year.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the fourth anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$10K reward offered in Douglas County killing

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a Minnesota man whose body was found in a remote area of Nevada's Douglas County.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq's fugitive VP to hang; 92 die in violence

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 92 people in one of the deadliest days this year.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hiker dies on Palm Springs trail

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A hiker has died and another one suffered severe dehydration after they were found in a rugged canyon south of Palm Springs.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red Flag warning in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire officials say a change in the weather could make things more difficult for the thousands of firefighters who are battling wildfires burning across California.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed as car slams into Studio City pizzeria

STUDIO CITY (AP) - Authorities say a car has crashed into a pizzeria in Studio City, killing three people and triggering a blaze.

September 09, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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Tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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