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Michael J. Fox to star in new TV show

PASADENA (AP) - On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sources: Hagel is pick for Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next defense secretary.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Josh Brolin arrested for public intoxication

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Josh Brolin spent some of New Year's Day and the following morning in a Southern California jail cell after getting arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Chainsaw 3-D' nets No. 1 debut with $23M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police kill gunman in Colorado home

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - SWAT officers who stormed a Colorado home where a gunman had holed up found a horrific scene - four dead bodies including that of the gunman.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriage remains a tough sell in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The stalling of Illinois' gay-marriage push - at least for now - shows the difficulty of approving legislation to legalize it, even with a nudge from the home-state president, steadily rising support in the polls and national momentum from the November elections.

January 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews narrow search area for skydiver in Wash.

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - A more focused search for a skydiver who vanished during a jump above Washington's Cascade foothills failed to locate the Florida man as darkness fell Saturday.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Football sex charges in Ohio prompt website

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities investigating rape accusations against two high school football players in eastern Ohio launched a website Saturday as interest in the case balloons, an extraordinary step designed to combat the misperception "that the football team runs the city," the city manager said.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hugo Chavez's allies re-elect legislative chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Allies of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez on Saturday chose to keep the same National Assembly president - a man who could be in line to step in as a caretaker leader in some circumstances.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Salvors ready Shell drill ship for tow attempt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt when conditions allow.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama wants action on government's borrowing limit

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the "fiscal cliff," but warned that he "will not compromise" over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling.

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


Photo of teen princess-to-be Diana set for auction

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales, with a young friend seated beside her, will be featured in an auction this month in New Hampshire.

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


Missoni scion on plane missing in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Rescue crews used boats and aircraft on Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared off Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy's iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead after Colo. standoff

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A gunman barricaded inside his Colorado home fired shots at police from a second-story window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults, authorities said.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun shows cancel after Newtown shootings

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Four gun shows, all about an hour's drive from Newtown, Conn., all canceled.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Whole Foods to pay $800,000 in overpricing case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

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


Campus' sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

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


Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday.

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


NTSB faults pilot 'mismanagement' in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

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


California drought helps coho salmon migration

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - California's drought has spelled bad news for many of the state's fish. But in a twist, it appears to have been a boon to coho salmon migrating from a Northern California creek.

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


Methodist panel overturns pastor's defrocking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A pastor who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

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


Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

DENVER (AP) - Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

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


Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurdish leader cites 'new reality' in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-UK editor Coulson convicted of phone hacking

LONDON (AP) - Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Half of Californians still support Obama

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that half of all Californians approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, a sharp contrast with his lower approval ratings in the rest of the country.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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