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U.S., Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders

BRUSSELS (AP) - Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope has issued a special appeal for peace. A roundup of Wednesday's international reactions:

February 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Militiamen attack Pussy Riot group in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists - who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years - tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.

February 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. inspectors shutter California slaughterhouse

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Federal inspectors shut down a central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program because of unsanitary conditions.

February 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights.

February 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Post-nuke power grid could cost consumers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A $2.3 billion proposal to rewire portions of Southern California's transmission grid following the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant could mean higher electricity bills for consumers, the state's power transmission agency said Tuesday.

February 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations ofsalmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.

February 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Initiative to Split California Enters Circulation

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.

February 18, 2014 | Source: California Secretary of State's office | Signal AP


Under Armour stumbles in Olympic sponsorship

NEW YORK (AP) - The 2014 Sochi Olympics were expected to be a triumphant moment for the U.S. speedskating team - and the squad's sponsor, Under Armour.

February 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.

February 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Violent clashes in Ukraine leave 9 dead

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's festering political crisis has turned deadly, with at least nine people reported killed and scores injured in violent clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former US congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thai police clash with protesters, leaving 4 dead

BANGKOK (AP) - Gunbattles broke out Tuesday as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand's capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympic day of politics and power on the slopes

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


405 fully open after 'Jamzilla'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Traffic was flowing again early Tuesday on a stretch of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles County that was shut down for construction, raising the threat of a holiday weekend "Jamzilla" that never materialized.

February 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Computer whizzes brainstorm for cash at hackathons

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


4 arrested in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) - Police say four people were arrested in the Los Angeles area after celebrations of Mexico's advancement into the next round of soccer's World Cup grew rowdy and poured into the street.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers' future hangs on judge's decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has asked lawyers for more legal documents arguing their points before he decides whether to approve the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Irvin: Focus on Sterling comments misses point

DALLAS (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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