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Top fugitive Italian cocaine boss nabbed in Bogota

ROME (AP) - A fugitive Italian mobster, who allegedly arranged major shipments of South American cocaine to Europe each month and was one of the world's most powerful drug brokers, has been captured in a Colombian shopping mall, authorities said Saturday.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School lagged in reporting sex abuse to police

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - Southern California school district officials were slow to tell police that a teacher was suspected of sexually abusing a student, who allegedly gave birth to the 16-year-old boy's child last month.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sacramento's farm-to-fork food bank changes lives

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire cut off Hotshots' access to safety zone

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and creating a death trap that quickly consumed them, two fire officials have confirmed based on a map of how the tragedy unfolded compiled by The Associated Press.

July 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Solar plane on last leg of flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - A solar-powered aircraft lifted off from a suburban Washington airport before dawn Saturday, embarking on the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight.

July 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spectators shaken over fireworks accident

SIMI VALLEY (AP) - For many people gathered to watch July Fourth fireworks at a park here, it took time to realize the wild chain of explosions weren't just part of the show.

July 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes erupt as Islamists push back in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - Enraged Islamists pushed back Friday against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed 30 and drove the divided nation toward an increasingly dangerous showdown.

July 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Premature blast injures Ojai fireworks operator

OJAI, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California Fourth of July fireworks show in Ojai (OH'-hy) was halted soon after it began when the 32-year-old pyrotechnic operator was injured by a premature blast.

July 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nicaragua, Venezuela offer asylum to Snowden

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.

July 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hoarded Calif. dogs await rescue groups

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 130 dogs saved from a hoarder in California two weeks ago need to be saved again - but only rescue groups can save them now.

July 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SF Bay Area commuter rail service resumes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Commuter rail service resumed Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area after unions called off a strike and agreed to extend a labor contract for a month while bargaining continues.

July 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 28 hurt as fireworks platform collapses in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - As many as 10,000 Fourth of July revelers were just settling into their seats for the fireworks show at a Simi Valley park when a bright plume of red and white bursts spread across the ground, injuring more than 30 people and sending others fleeing for safety.

July 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trayvon Martin's mother says screams are her son's

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The prosecution in the murder trial of George Zimmerman wrapped up its case after a dramatic day of testimony Friday, with Travyon Martin's mother and brother telling the jury that the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the 17-year-old.

July 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires.

July 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Despicable Me 2' trounces 'Lone Ranger'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The minions have overtaken "The Lone Ranger."

July 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil World Cup song fails to strike right tone

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine whose leg was blasted drives to victory

Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer always knew that despite losing much of his left leg in combat he could win races if he got the chance.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Farmer's death still mystery as convict walks free

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to killing his North Dakota neighbor in 1999 over a water drainage dispute will leave prison without ever telling authorities where he dumped the body.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candidate on probation for shoplifting eyes Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.

May 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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