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Searchers find body of teen missing in Texas flood

SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) - Search teams on Sunday found the body of teenager who was swept away by floodwaters as he tried to swim across a swollen creek near San Antonio, authorities said.

May 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.

May 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schumer: Group of senators to look at media leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are investigated.

May 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mosquitoes in LA found to be carriers of West Nile

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say West Nile virus has been confirmed in mosquitoes found in south Los Angeles County.

May 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama seeks to console victims of Oklahoma tornado

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is assuring victims of the devastating Oklahoma tornado that "you've got folks behind you" all over the country.

May 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing mom's diary foreshadows family tragedy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Susan Powell had been married about a year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck, 20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her husband.

May 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Fast' races past 'Hangover' at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a blowout at the box office.

May 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYPD investigating actress Bynes allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Internal Affairs officers on Saturday were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

May 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris

PARIS (AP) - A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.

May 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.

May 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.

May 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E says shareholders will bear cost of penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but PG&E's shareholders will cover that cost, an official at Pacific Gas & Electric said Saturday.

May 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mo. highway buckles after rail cars hit overpass

CHAFFEE, Mo. (AP) - A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said. Seven people were injured, though none seriously.

May 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slain soldier

LONDON (AP) - Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.

May 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.

May 25, 2013 | By The 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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