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Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

LAS VEGAS (AP) - NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to swap out the cumbersome "metal cans" that now serve as astronauts' homes in space for inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah avalanche survivor recounts experience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 43-year-old Utah woman who survived an avalanche says she felt a 'strange serenity' while trapped under the snow before she went unconscious.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jersey Shore town OKs deal to rebuild boardwalk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - The boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore and where the MTV reality show of the same name was filmed is about to be rebuilt following its destruction in Superstorm Sandy.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA grounds Dreamliners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles Coliseum fails to make rent payment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state says the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has failed to make a $500,000 rent payment.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

WASHINGTON (AP) - An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charities worry new tax law will reduce donations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charities and nonprofit organizations are worried that new limits on tax deductions for high earners will hurt donations just as charitable giving is starting to rebound from the depths of the recession.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California temperatures warm; growers see no damage

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - With California's temperatures slowly climbing, citrus growers say they have seen little crop damage after a sixth night of very cold weather.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters free woman wedged between two buildings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free an Oregon woman who fell and became stuck in a narrow opening between two buildings Wednesday morning.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA, Europeans uniting to send spaceship to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth's orbit.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Swartz father blames 'government' at son's funeral

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama announces sweeping gun program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dunkin' Donuts coming to S. Cal

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - Dunkin' Donuts is going to bring its munchkins, coffee and doughnuts to Southern California.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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North Dakota tornado prompts safety discussion

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - No sirens or local alert system warned an RV park housing workers in North Dakota's oil patch about a Memorial Day tornado that injured nine people and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers.

May 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California couple's buried treasure goes for sale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog is set to go on sale.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in Central California grows overnight

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - State fire officials brought in hundreds of additional firefighters to battle a Central California blaze that had burned through 1.4 square miles as of Tuesday morning and was threatening about 100 rural homes.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4 found dead in Southern California house

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - The bodies of four people have been found at a home in the Southern California city of Mission Viejo.

May 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal pot in California irrelevant in Minn. case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the drug conviction for a man who claimed he should have been allowed to show that he can legally possess marijuana in California for medical purposes.

May 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


After long wait, Malaysia releases jet data

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.

May 27, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Median CEO pay crosses $10 million in 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - They're the $10 million men and women.

May 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - High-caliber weapons fire echoed sporadically Tuesday through the eastern city of Donetsk and the mayor urged residents to stay home a day after fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels reportedly killed dozens.

May 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kids, parents are embracing the walking school bus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass shooters hard to predict

GOLETA (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA investigating street crews

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city leaders are investigating accusations that some city street crews have been taking extended breaks while on the job instead of repairing potholes and sidewalks.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No sign of 3 men missing in Colorado slide

COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.

May 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal - the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy shot in Long Beach, suspect dead

LONG BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say a deputy has been shot and a suspect is dead following a confrontation in Long Beach.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Australian senator produces fake bomb at hearing

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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