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2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


WWII vet honored with long-overdue military medals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia - even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter secures new credit line ahead of IPO

Twitter has secured a credit agreement worth up to $1 billion ahead of its initial public offering.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmers tied to listeria outbreak plead guilty

DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak have agreed to meet with family members of people who died and to donate any money they may collect from a related lawsuit to victims and their families, a lawyer said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For those over 50, a tough job search

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he's still looking.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surfer punches shark, escapes

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 25-year-old Hawaii surfer and former boxer went toe-to-fin with a shark off Kauai and survived.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Nev. middle school gunman was 12 years old

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - The student who wounded two classmates and killed a teacher and then himself on a Nevada middle school campus was 12 years old.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.

October 22, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bullock, Roberts crowned at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - With talk of televising the Hollywood Film Awards Gala next year, stars at Monday's ceremony enjoyed what could be their last unedited award show.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK's Hague stresses support for Syrian opposition

LONDON (AP) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague has emphasized Western leaders' support for Syria's moderate opposition as world leaders met in London to chart a map for Syrian peace talks.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli forces kill Palestinian militant suspect

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's security service and the military say Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank believed responsible for a Tel Aviv bus bombing last year.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


BART trains running after deal struck

OAKLAND (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system is running limited service Tuesday morning after a tentative deal was struck to end a commute-crippling four-day strike.

October 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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US hiring surges as unemployment dips to 6.1 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


John Williams to debut new version of US anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.

July 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

LONDON (AP) - British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Signed Lou Gehrig glove could sell for $200K

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - It was some 80 years ago that Lou Gehrig and the 12-year-old son of a songwriter got bored with talk of music and opted to play catch instead.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California wildfire threatens wine country homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A raging wildfire in rural Northern California that spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County expanded Wednesday, officials said.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire burns at 3,800 acres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has already spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County is still growing.

July 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

NEW YORK (AP) - New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" and is seeking to buy back the statuette for a fraction of the nearly $80,000 it was sold for.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi leader says Islamic state threatens region

BAGHDAD (AP) - An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

WASHINGTON (AP) - A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

July 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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