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New report details racial gap among US children

NEW YORK (AP) - In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

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


Ex-hospital aide investigated in patient assaults

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former nursing assistant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation after two women said they were sexually assaulted while being treated at the Los Angeles hospital, police said.

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


Choosing jury in Apple-Samsung case may be hard

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world's leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling Caterpillar Inc., a member of the "corporate profit-shifting club," Sen. Carl Levin accused the manufacturing giant Tuesday of employing an aggressive tax strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO meets on Ukraine; plans to reassure Baltics

BRUSSELS (AP) - Facing their biggest security challenge in years, NATO foreign ministers discussed how to react to Russia's annexation of Crimea and what measures to take reassure the alliance's rattled eastern members in the face of a newly assertive Russia.

April 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadline dash: Glitches slow health care sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hobie Alter, who revolutionized surfing, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two words - surfboards and Hobie - were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New music coming from Michael Jackson estate

NEW YORK (AP) - A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook CEO reaps $3.3B gain from stock options

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard dorm room.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighter rescues 6-foot python from blaze

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Asiana: Plane systems partly to blame in crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert its crew about problems with air speed, Asiana Airlines said in a filing with regulators released on Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beer brewers in uproar over new proposed FDA rule

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A proposed federal rule that would make it harder for beer breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed has brewers' blood boiling.

March 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

March 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

DENVER (AP) - A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for a struggling network that will have 11 new series in the coming year including the much-awaited "Batman" prequel "Gotham."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers' Sterling apologizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cavendish wins 1st stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mark Cavendish has more than 100 wins around the world, including 25 stages in the Tour de France, but he never had a victory like the one he had Sunday.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Consumer data bills face business opposition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are trying to strengthen consumer data protections as businesses profit from the trove of details they collect and criminals become ever more sophisticated in trying to steal it.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed men in eastern Ukraine open fire on crowd

KRASNOARMEISK, Ukraine (AP) - Armed men identified as Ukrainian national guard opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine, and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities.

May 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurel Canyon music, vibe move to Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laurel Canyon wasn't much to look at - a few modest bungalows and log cabins crammed between an occasional faded mansion that had been left over from the days when it was a secluded, semi-rural retreat for Hollywood's silent-movie stars.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who aided CIA

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Abducted Nigerian girl scared to go back to school

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is now scared to go back to school.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crash looms over U. of Richmond graduation

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Ukraine regions set to vote on sovereignty

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine were prepared to conduct a vote Sunday on declaring sovereignty, while the country's acting president warned that it represented "a step into the abyss."

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nintendo apologizes for lack of virtual equality

Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmer locked in battle with union

SANGER, Calif. (AP) - Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.

May 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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