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Isaac becomes Category 1 hurricane

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

August 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US home prices post first 12-month gain since '10

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in June from the same month last year, the first year-over-year increase since the summer of 2010. The increase is the latest evidence of a nascent recovery in the housing market.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Year after Irene, celebration and mourning in Vt.

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) - For some, there will be block parties and parades. For others, a moment of silence. Or it might be just another day of cleaning up the mess.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Americans' confidence falls off in Aug

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


WATCHING THE SHOW: Mitt Romney, trying to connect

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If the presidential election were held today, Romney and Obama would be more or less tied, the latest polls show. But on one voter test, Obama has a clear advantage:

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Ron Paul's delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Networks prepare to juggle politics, weather

NEW YORK (AP) - Television networks began juggling two major stories on Monday, still wondering whether Tropical Storm Isaac will cause them to divert a large amount of attention from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd Yosemite visitor dies of rodent-borne illness

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer and park officials warned past visitors Monday to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricanes hold election-year peril for candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians know every hurricane means avoiding disaster - including their own.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man killed while trying to create Bigfoot sighting

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A man dressed in a military-style "ghillie" suit and apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwest Montana was struck by two cars and killed, authorities said.

August 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood gunfire leads to evacuations, 3 detained

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunshot from an apartment complex led to the evacuation of homes and business in Hollywood on Monday after a search uncovered weapons and possible explosives, though most turned out to be fakes.

August 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly approves bill to allow multiple parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bill approved Monday by the state Assembly would allow judges to declare more than two legal parents for some California children.

August 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Can Curiosity Mars mission inspire like Apollo?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Neil Armstrong inspired millions with his moonwalk. Can a feisty robotic rover exploring Mars do the same for another generation? With manned missions beyond the International Space Station on hold, the spotlight has turned on machines.

August 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Photos scrutinized in Alaska bear mauling probe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The grizzly bear stares at the camera with a look that appears ominous in the last photograph snapped by Richard White just before the animal mauled him to death in Alaska's Denali National Park.

August 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP convention protests in Tampa muted, small

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - There have been no speeches inside the convention hall and it's nearly as quiet outside, too.

August 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trauma warnings move from Internet to Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: What if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

April 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More renounce U.S. citizenship

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans celebrate Coen Bros.' film at Lebowski Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five NATO troops died in a British helicopter crash Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the single deadliest day this year for foreign forces as they prepare to withdraw from the country.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All S. Korea ferry crew members arrested

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.

April 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State leaving online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.

April 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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