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No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

November 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cyber Monday expected to be busy

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday is a distant memory. Small Business Saturday is long gone. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn.

November 25, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NV lawmakers seek to repeal anti-communist law

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada legislative panel has decided it's high time to repeal a state law that allows job discrimination against communists.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

Thanksgiving shopping took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales in stores fell slightly from last year.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope elevates 6 cardinals to choose successor

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI responded to criticism that the club of churchmen who will choose his successor is too Eurocentric, elevating six new cardinals from Colombia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. during a formal ceremony Saturday.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrants struggle to cope in Sandy's aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trail spurs interest in ex-Atlanta rail route

ATLANTA (AP) - Since a new urban trail opened last month in an old rail corridor in Atlanta, it has drawn a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to take in spectacular views of the skyline and neighborhoods once seen only by train. Hundreds of trees have been planted along the paved 14-foot-wide path, while artists have added works such as windmills made of bicycle parts and colorful murals on concrete overpasses.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mass. natural gas explosion damaged 42 buildings

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Preliminary investigations show more than 40 buildings were damaged in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts that injured 18 people, building inspectors said Saturday.

November 25, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ventura supervisor files campaign complaint

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County supervisor is accusing the county's top elections official of violating campaign finance law.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 arrested at SD party where stabbing occurred

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Deputies used a stun gun on at least one person as they arrested six at a raucous house party in Rancho Santa Fe where someone was stabbed.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews rescue man stuck in a storm drain

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) - A man described as a transient suffered only minor injuries after spending several hours stuck in a storm drain, authorities said.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad charged in NY death once thought an accident

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - When Levi Karlsen was crushed to death while fixing up a pickup truck four years ago, authorities in his quiet county thought it was a sad mishap. But now they say his death was no accident: His father has been charged with murdering him for insurance money.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey finds safety concerns among MTA employees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a survey of Metro transit workers, most gave the agency high marks for safety overall, but nearly half said they have encountered close calls on the job that could have resulted in serious injury or death.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen arrested in crime spree that left 1 dead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 15-year-old San Jose boy has been arrested in connection with a crime spree last weekend that left one man dead and a police officer wounded in a shootout, police said Saturday.

November 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.

November 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mid-air near-collision under investigation

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare footage shows 'brave struggle' of FDR walking

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Rare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California jobless rate at lowest level since 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In one of the strongest signals yet of a rebounding economy, California's unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, the state Economic Development Department said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Florence official: Kardashian, West to wed May 24

ROME (AP) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence's imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor's office said Friday.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have fined General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths.

May 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New health cost controls get go-ahead from feds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed early Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argentine dino find: long-necks survived Jurassic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, Argentine paleontologists said Thursday.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: San Diego County fire roars to life

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes as new winds arrived.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Crews make gains on worst of San Diego fires

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Gusty winds failed to return Thursday morning in San Diego County wildfire areas and authorities said it was a window of opportunity to make further gains against flames that have charred thousands of acres and burned homes.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego probe to consider arson, other causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what caused nine fires to break out during a two-day heat wave.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves new rainy day ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure for the November ballot, a bipartisan plan that seeks to smooth out the boom-and-bust cycles of state budgeting while creating a clear path for paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can't break us

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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