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Syria truce collapse shows limits of diplomacy

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold.

October 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Reports: UK rocker arrested as part of Savile case

LONDON (AP) - Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter on Sunday, British media reported, raising further questions about whether Savile was at the center of a broader pedophile ring.

October 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine ruling party claims victory in election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's party claimed victory Sunday in a parliamentary vote tainted by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader.

October 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYSE to trade electronically Monday, shut floor

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange and the NYMEX are shutting their trading floors in New York Monday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Big Apple.

October 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Scant demand for Microsoft's Windows 8

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Argo' finally tops box office with $12.4M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took three weeks, but "Argo" finally found its way to the top of the box office.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews searching for 2 hikers missing in Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rescue teams were back in the mountains Sunday resuming separate searches for two hikers missing in California's Sierra Nevada.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hawaii tsunami smaller than feared; advisory canceled

HONOLULU (AP) - Officials in Hawaii canceled a tsunami advisory for the state's coastline early Sunday, paving the way for beaches and harbors to reopen after widespread fears of waves generated from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northeast buttons up against terrifying megastorm

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - Tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Big storm scrambles presidential race schedules

CELINA, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney and Barack Obama frantically sought to close to the deal with voters in the precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best laid plans.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinians to seek UN recognition next month

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian officials say their president is moving forward with his plan to seek upgraded observer status at the United Nations next month, despite American and Israeli threats of financial or diplomatic retaliation.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Magnitude 3.9 quake hits near Santa Clarita

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake rattled Southern California but there no reports of damage or injury.

October 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off Canadian coast

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, but there were no reports of major damage. Residents in parts of British Columbia were evacuated but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 largely unscathed.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 hurt when limo plunges off parking lot in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A town car crashed into a parked car in Los Angeles, injuring all seven people inside when both vehicles plunged 20 feet off an elevated parking lot and onto an apartment courtyard.

October 28, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Jump Street' beats 'Dragon' in box-office battle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office, but the dragons soared internationally.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in state history.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near Bakersfield threaten homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy on Father's Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) - Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability, the State Department said Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan Seacrest issues statement on Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rodents winning NY rat race, but humans fight back

NEW YORK (AP) - Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani army starts offensive against militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's northwest.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen's World Cup wish comes true

SALINAS (AP) - A California teenager with leukemia is one of nearly 40 young Americans who will attend World Cup soccer matches in Brazil thanks to a foundation that works to fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman shoots 2 officers

NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Bureau of Land Management ranger, a California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect were injured Saturday in a shootout near a Northern California campground, authorities said.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seize 1,800 pounds of fireworks

SALINAS (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Salinas man on suspicion of selling about 1,800 pounds of illegal fireworks through Facebook.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy injured in plane crash dies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who was critically injured in a plane crash that killed a paramedic has died.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man run over trying to stop daughter from driving

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway.

June 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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