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New Colorado? Rural voters approve secession idea

DENVER (AP) - The nation's newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland. There wouldn't be civil unions for gay couples, new renewable energy standards, or limits on ammunition magazines.

November 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


ABC's Amy Robach to have double mastectomy

NEW YORK (AP) - A month after undergoing a mammogram on "Good Morning America," ABC's Amy Robach said Monday she has breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery this week.

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Veterans Day: Events and ceremonies around nation

Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events.

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Typhoon Haiyan overshadows UN climate talks

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan cast a gloom over U.N. climate talks Monday as the envoy from the Philippines broke down in tears and announced he would fast until a "meaningful outcome is in sight."

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up.

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal struck on wider UN inspections of Iran sites

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran and the U.N.'s nuclear chief reached a deal Monday to allow expanded monitoring of the country's nuclear sites, including at a planned reactor. The agreement could boost wider negotiations over Tehran's atomic program.

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

November 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comics lovers will be drawn to Ohio museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - There is a place where Snoopy frolics carefree with the scandalous Yellow Kid, where Pogo the possum philosophizes alongside Calvin and Hobbes. It's a place where Beetle Bailey loafs with Garfield the cat, while Krazy Kat takes another brick to the noggin, and brooding heroes battle dark forces on the pages of fat graphic novels.

November 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Local Veterans Day events begins at 11 a.m.

SANTA CLARITA - Across the nation, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day today with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events.

November 11, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Signal AP


Town works to put roof over wounded GI's head

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to this Mojave Desert town that wears its military pride on its sleeve.

November 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Relatives want say at Boston gangster's sentencing

BOSTON (AP) - For the families of 11 murder victims, the conviction of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brought some sense of justice after decades of frustration. But for others, the jury's decision was yet another denial of the peace they have long sought.

November 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soccer fans, police clash in Cairo before game

CAIRO (AP) - Police used tear gas to disperse rock-throwing fans outside the stadium before the African Champions League final Sunday, an outburst that has heightened fears for an upcoming World Cup playoff between Egypt and Ghana.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Thor: The Dark World' bashes box office with $86M

Disney's "Thor: The Dark World," earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, noted studio estimates Sunday.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas party 'not rowdy' before gunfire; 2 dead

HOUSTON (AP) - A burst of gunfire at an 18-year-old girl's birthday party Saturday night left two dead, another two critically injured and dozens hurt in a chaotic scene where people jumped from second-floor windows to escape the shooting at a suburban Houston home.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama's overhaul.

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


Analysis: Iraq producing unusual Mideast dynamic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Strange bedfellows, indeed.

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


Prominent female activist killed in Libya

CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, police said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment

AQUARIUS REEF BASE, Fla. (AP) - Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer whales, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

PARIS (AP) - One French court acquitted a doctor of poisoning seven terminally ill patients while another ordered physicians to suspend treatment for a comatose man, while Britain's top court said the country's ban on assisted suicide may be incompatible with human rights. The decisions of the past few days are fueling the arguments of Europeans who say the duty of doctors is to end the suffering of those beyond treatment.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Warrants needed for cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

June 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," has died. He was 98.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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