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No defense from suspect in 2009 Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses or testifying in his own defense.

August 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian activists claim deadly 'toxic gas' attack

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian anti-government activists accused the regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that killed at least 100 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus, part of a fierce government offensive in the area.

August 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


VP Biden's son evaluated at Texas cancer center

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, is being evaluated at a cancer center in Texas, according to people with knowledge of his condition.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Western wildfires a costly $1 billion

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.

August 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor: Marathon suspect was shot through face

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, wounds to his lower extremities and bone injuries on his left hand when he was caught hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard, according to the surgeon who treated him.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court orders release of Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) - Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, but it's not immediately clear whether the prosecutors will appeal the order.

August 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man, 20, charged in Georgia school shooting

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A school bookkeeper says she came face-to-face with a gunman at an Atlanta-area elementary school and talked him into surrendering after he fired shots at police.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif professor apologizes for setting fires

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California professor who set fires at his late son's high school, a school administrator's home and a park apologized for his actions and says he lost himself in grief after the boy committed suicide.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


TV mogul Simon Cowell says he'll be a dad

LONDON (AP) - British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he's looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego-area home timed to set fire after kidnap

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California authorities say a family friend who kidnapped a 16-year-old girl used a timer to set fire to his San Diego-area home, where the girl's mother and brother were found dead.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US soldier to face victims of Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (AP) - Staff Sgt. Robert Bales felt "inadequate as a soldier and as a man" when he left his remote post in Afghanistan in the middle of the night last year and attacked two mud-walled villages, gunning down men, screaming children and elderly women, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Georgia school suspect had assault rifle

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's official says a gunman carrying an assault rifle fired shots into the air outside an Atlanta-area elementary school and was taken into custody a short time later.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mosquitoes are worse this summer in parts of U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd death in Vegas crash that killed CHP officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A brother-in-law has died of injuries he received when he and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer tried to stop a man from stealing the officer's pickup truck from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino valet stand, authorities said Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Blythe bus crash kills 4

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) - A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto a highway, triggering a bus crash Wednesday that killed four people and seriously injured at least seven others on the main road linking Southern California and Arizona, authorities said.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

JOS, Nigeria (AP) - Rescue workers armed with body bags on Wednesday dug into the rubble of buildings destroyed by two car bombs in a central Nigerian city as people searched for loved ones missing in the market attack that killed at least 118.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuban blogger's news site hacked after going live

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's first major independent general-interest news outlet in five decades was hacked on Wednesday shortly after being launched by the country's best-known dissident blogger.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police dig into fatal shooting of Jace's wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities say they are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to apparently shoot and kill his wife while their young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Famous San Francisco street to see summer closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco transit leaders will temporarily close a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot that's known as the "Crookedest Street in The World."

May 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans facing off for chance to face Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dispatched his tea party challenger with ease to win nomination to a new term Tuesday night, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, highlights of primaries in six states.

May 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge expresses ongoing concerns about Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Tuesday expanded the powers of Casey Kasem's daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care amid his ongoing concerns about the health and welfare of the ailing radio personality.

May 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles subway getting $2.1B federal promise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles' growing public transit network - this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

May 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned by judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the Northeast.

May 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-players sue NFL over use of painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers that kept them in the game but led to serious complications down the road.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thailand's army declares martial law, denies coup

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's powerful military chief intervened Tuesday for the first time in the country's latest political crisis, declaring martial law and dispatching gun-mounted jeeps into the heart of the capital with a vow to resolve the deepening conflict as quickly as possible.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Shield' actor Jace arrested in wife's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show "The Shield," was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sherlock Holmes is focus of London museum show

LONDON (AP) - The Museum of London is turning its magnifying glass on the most famous Londoner who never lived - Sherlock Holmes.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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