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Restaurant owner surprises Obama with bear hug

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters dies

PHOENIX (AP) - Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama and Romney both talk health care

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is drawing fresh attention to Medicare in all-important Florida, seizing on an election-year issue that's been more favorable to Democrats.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


"The Possession" No. 1 at slow box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Possession" occupied the top spot at a nearly comatose box office.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical storm churns northward

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - Tropical Storm Leslie's outer bands buffeted Bermuda with gusty winds and steady rain Sunday as its center edged past the wary British enclave on a path that could take it to Canada's Newfoundland.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Captive US soldier safe, says Haqqani commander

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A U.S. soldier held by Afghan militants will not be harmed despite the Obama administration's decision to declare his alleged captors a terrorist group, a senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network told The Associated Press on Saturday. However, the United States and NATO can expect stepped up attacks, he said.

September 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama out to renew magic; Romney hits defense cuts

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) - Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with a bus tour through a must-win swath of Florida, urging supporters not to "buy into the cynicism that somehow the change we fought for isn't possible." Republican candidate Mitt Romney faulted both his own party in Congress and Obama for exposing the armed forces to huge spending cuts.

September 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$1M bond for man accused in Ky homeowners shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond Saturday at an initial court hearing where a prosecutor called him "the epitome of danger to the community."

September 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA's last Skid Row dive bar faces gentrification

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Unlike that place in Boston where everybody knows your name, the people who run the King Eddy Saloon like to say that once you walk through the front door of Skid Row's last great dive bar, "Nobody gives a ... about your name."

September 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire northeast of LA 78 percent contained

CAMP WILLIAMS, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are getting closer to surrounding a wildfire that has been burning for six days in rugged areas of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

September 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers find body during CA training exercise

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The body of a homeless woman has been found inside an overturned SUV in the Santa Monica Mountains.

September 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man held in abduction of children, stealing boat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail, authorities said.

September 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Millions in SF health fees don't go to workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Restaurants and other businesses in this food-loving tourist mecca collected almost $14 million dollars in extra fees last year from their patrons, as they sought to comply with the progressive city's landmark universal health-care ordinance.

September 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA's last Skid Row dive bar faces gentrification

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Unlike that place in Boston where everybody knows your name, the people who run the King Eddy Saloon like to say that once you walk through the front door of Skid Row's last great dive bar, "Nobody gives a ... about your name."

September 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3,000 evacuated in Nicaragua as volcano spews ash

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The San Cristobal volcano spewed out a column of ash and gas 2½ miles high Saturday, leading Nicaraguan authorities to evacuate about 3,000 people from nine communities around the country's tallest mountain.

September 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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


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