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Okla. twister debris would create mile-high pile

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they'll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that could make a pile reaching more than a mile into the sky.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law

DENVER (AP) - A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper called the measures the state's best attempt to navigate the uncharted territory of legalized recreational pot.

May 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Is Newtown ready to laugh? Comedy benefit hopes so

In comedy, timing is everything.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More priest files to be released in L.A. over summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says Roman Catholic religious orders have until September to release secret files on their priests who were accused of molesting children while working in the Los Angeles archdiocese.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 bodies pulled from waterway west of Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - San Joaquin County Sheriff's officials are searching a waterway west of Stockton where an SUV crashed over the weekend.

May 28, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Derailment, blast crumple buildings near Baltimore

WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) - A CSX cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb and the explosion that followed rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.

May 28, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Wal-Mart pleads guilty in Calif hazardous waste

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

May 28, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Court won't hear challenge to copyright board

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to the authority of the board that sets royalty rates for musical works.

May 28, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: First passengers from Royal Caribbean cruise fire arrive home

BALTIMORE (AP) - The first passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise that was cut short by a fire have arrived back in Baltimore on a charter flight.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rising home and stock prices boost U.S. confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Surging wildfire forces evacuations in California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews watched the winds Tuesday as they struggled to corral a wildfire that sent thousands of campers fleeing the mountains above Santa Barbara and threatened dozens of cabins.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun control supporters facing recall bids in Colo.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state's legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Superstorm Sandy: Much of Red Cross aid funds still unspent

NEW YORK (AP) - Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake.

May 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border entry fee study sparks northern opposition

SEATTLE (AP) - By Michael Hill's estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sen. McCain makes trip to Syria to visit rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain, a proponent of arming Syrian rebels, quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with anti-government fighters Monday.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

NEW YORK (AP) - Supersized isn't just for french fries.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

TOKYO (AP) - Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dockworkers' contract expires, but trade continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at West Coast ports from San Diego to Seattle is expiring, but don't expect a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the waterfront - at least not yet.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentina beats Switzerland in World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is struggling to resolve widespread data discrepancies that could call into question coverage for millions under the health overhaul, the government's health care fraud watchdog reported Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that match manipulation has infected football's biggest event.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cease-fire over, Ukraine renews attacks on rebels

KARLOVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists fought with heavy weapons in the country's east Tuesday, and the rebels captured the Interior Ministry headquarters in a major city after an hours-long gun battle, a day after the president said rebels weren't serious about peace talks and ended a cease-fire.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Envoy says Iraq can't wait for US military aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iraq is increasingly turning to other governments like Iran, Russia and Syria to help beat back a rampant insurgency because it cannot wait for additional American military aid, Baghdad's top envoy to the U.S. said Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Child at Boy Scout camp dies from gunshot wound

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 12-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died from a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning, and police were investigating whether the shooting was self-inflicted or accidental.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank - a grim discovery that ended a frantic search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and drew Israeli threats of retaliation.

June 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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