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Some top charter school organizations eye Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) - Some of the most successful charter school organizations in the nation say they would like to open schools in Washington state if voters approve the charter initiative on the November ballot.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pension deal reflects Democratic, union ties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Union leaders grumbled this week when Gov. Jerry Brown released a compromise deal with Democrats to scale back pension benefits for the state's public employees, but it was far less than a resounding victory for the Democratic governor.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kitten hitches 6-hour ride atop gas tank

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A kitten that hitched a six-hour ride from Connecticut to western New York curled up on top of a car's gas tank will be put up for adoption.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies

GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Monday. He was 92.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County deputy shot

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been shot and wounded in the city of El Monte.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mormons praise Romney

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney sat in the Wolfeboro Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Sunday as, one by one, members of his congregation credited him for bringing the faith more into the public eye.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man throws acid in daughter's face

NEW YORK (AP) - A man hurled acid in his daughter's face in a gruesome attack that sent her into a street screaming for help as her skin peeled and her clothes disintegrated, police and witnesses said.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Late court decisions may impact election

Before voters get a say in this year's presidential race, lawyers and judges are having theirs.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama surprises Colorado restaurant diners

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama has made an appearance in "The Buff," visiting a restaurant by that name in Colorado.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5,000 killed in Syria in August

BEIRUT (AP) - Two activist groups said Sunday that about 5,000 people were killed in Syria's escalating civil war in August while the U.N. children's fund UNICEF put the death toll for last week alone at 1,600. They were the highest figures reported since the uprising began more than 17 months ago.

September 02, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anderson: 'The Master' inspired by L. Ron Hubbard

VENICE, Italy (AP) - Director Paul Thomas Anderson acknowledges that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was the inspiration for the title character in "The Master," but says the focus of the film is the relationship between a charismatic spiritual leader and his troubled follower, not the movement itself.

September 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey produce company recalls mango products

NEW YORK (AP) - A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination.

September 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region.

September 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy fatally shoots inmate at San Diego hospital

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy has fatally shot an inmate who charged at him during a hospital exam for wounds he sustained from jail fight.

September 02, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sci-fi fanatics invade downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Tens of thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans descended on downtown Atlanta over the weekend for the 26th annual Dragon Con, a surreal southeast gathering for all things futuristic, fantastical and just plain odd.

September 01, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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14 dead in World Cup viewing site bombing

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) - An explosion at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people while security forces arrested a "terror kingpin" among nearly 500 people detained as suspected terrorists in the southeast of the country, police said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States carry out executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction accident shuts down I-405

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Interstate 405 in northwestern Orange County was closed for several hours early Wednesday after three steel beams weighing 50,000 pounds each tumbled from a construction site, injuring a construction worker who also fell onto the lanes below, transportation officials said.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

DETROIT (AP) - Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models - even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CEO: iHeartRadio revenue 'hundreds of millions'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes "hundreds of millions" of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the range of Internet radio leader Pandora.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Could Texas' Perry be mulling move to California?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin'?

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

WASHINGTON (AP) - Your money or your life?

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Raising superheroes who love to serve

Many years ago the phone rang late at night. A young boy heard his father say he would be right there. Wanting a chaperone, the father told his son to get dressed and once again they went out into the night to help a single woman, a small town friend in need.

June 17, 2014 | Shannon Symonds, FamilyShare | Signal AP


Obama: Benghazi suspect to face full U.S. justice

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the captured Libyan militant suspected of killing Americans in Benghazi will face the full weight of the American justice system.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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