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Government prepares to sell General Motors stock

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government's short stint in the auto business is coming to an end.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armored backpacks and a rush on guns after Conn.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored backpacks for children and firearms enthusiasts stocking up on assault weapons in anticipation of tighter gun control measures.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women square off in Vegas for Miss Universe crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Women from around the world squared off Wednesday night for the right to be called Miss Universe, as celebrity judges descended on the red carpet and brought some extra sparkle to the Las Vegas Strip.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome a baby boy

NEW YORK (AP) - Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy's "Homeland" just got bigger.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3rd suspect identified in Calif. handyman beating

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Santa Clara County have identified a third suspect accused of beating a Northern California handyman allegedly forced to fix a dishwasher and other appliances under the threat of his life.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC man charged with possessing bomb materials

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County prosecutors say they've charged a 66-year-old man with having illegal weapons and materials to make pipe bombs in his home.

December 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never.

December 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowstorm hits Rockies, heads to Midwest

DENVER (AP) - A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains could cause headaches for travelers as it tracks into the Midwest and Great Lakes region.

December 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zac Posen to replace Kors on Project Runway

NEW YORK (AP) - Zac Posen is in on "Project Runway" - he'll be the new featured judge, filling the chair Michael Kors sat in for the show's first 10 seasons.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Family dog invited to holiday dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The most prized holiday guests are those that eat with gusto, express their appreciation and lick their plates clean.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pop Culture Moments of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Marilyn Monroe. The Rolling Stones. And Bond - James Bond. What do they have in common?

December 19, 2012 | Assciated Press | Signal AP


Israel OK's new homes in West Bank, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Wednesday pressed forward with the construction of thousands of new homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, part of a series of new settlement plans that have drawn worldwide rebuke, including from its closest ally, the United States.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Benghazi panel: Security insufficient at consulate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of the panel that reviewed the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya say insufficient security staffing led to the weaknesses at the diplomatic post in lawless Benghazi.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. housing starts slowed to 861K in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work in October at the fastest pace in four years. Superstorm Sandy likely slowed starts in the Northeast.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Heavy price: Medicare overpaying for back braces

WASHINGTON (AP) - You can find it on the Internet for $250 or less. But if Medicare is paying, a standard-issue brace for back patients costs more than $900.

December 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


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


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