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Philippine typhoon death toll could reach 10,000

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday after the extent of massive devastation became apparent and horrified survivors spoke of storm surges as high as trees and winds sounding like the roar of a jumbo jet.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Key Hawaii senator: Gay marriage to easily pass

HONOLULU (AP) - The head of Hawaii's Senate judiciary committee said Saturday he expects an amended bill legalizing gay marriage to pass easily in the Senate next week, with no changes to the measure passed by the House Friday night after two grueling floor sessions and a lengthy public hearing.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. hot air balloon crashes, injuring 4

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a hot air balloon crashed into vineyards near the Southern California city of Temecula, injuring four people.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 22 UCLA beats Drexel 72-67 in Alford's debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 16 points and No. 22 UCLA held off Drexel 72-67 Friday night in Steve Alford's debut as coach of the Bruins.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government shutdown may have affected October's jobs numbers. But not how you think.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Land acquisition for high-speed rail moving slowly

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The agency that oversees California's high-speed rail project has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Thousands of visitors are streaming into the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio to pay a Veterans Day weekend tribute to the surviving Doolittle Raiders, who will make a ceremonial final toast.

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: High death toll feared in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World powers set for new round of Iran nuke talks

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are meeting as they prepare for another day of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spire, beacon of 1 World Trade light up NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of red, white and blue LED modules are illuminating lower Manhattan as officials test the lights atop 1 World Trade Center.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS admits error in Benghazi '60 Minutes' story

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a "60 Minutes" source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source's book on the incident has halted its publication.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge sets new date for Navy bribery case hearing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego has decided to delay setting a trial date for a massive Navy bribery case that netted another arrest of a Navy commander this week.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One of world's strongest storms lashes Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Airports hold silent tribute for slain TSA officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Airports around the nation observed a moment of silence Friday to honor the Transportation Security Administration officer killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport a week ago.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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4 dead in Southern California murder-suicide

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A 28-year-old man shot and killed three members of a Southern California family before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

DENVER (AP) - Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighters intercept 2 aircraft in LA no-fly zone

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama's Los Angeles visit.

May 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in N. Cal. mobile home fire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered the bodies of two people inside a San Francisco Bay Area mobile home that was destroyed by fire.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Federal police on Wednesday threatened to stage a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if Brazil's government doesn't increase their pay and improve working conditions.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb kills 9 troops in Pakistan near Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed nine paramilitary soldiers on Thursday, the army said. The attack came as the Pakistani military test-fired a ballistic missile it said could carry a nuclear warhead, an exercise meant to showcase the nuclear-armed nation's capabilities.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuelan officials break up protesters' camps

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting 243 people Thursday in a pre-dawn raid.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan frees FBI agent detained at the airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan released an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail Thursday after three days in custody, officials said, a move that is likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California museum to return statue to Cambodia

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country's genocidal civil war in the 1970s.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 weeks to go for 2018 Super Bowl hopeful cities

The three cities vying to host the 2018 Super Bowl entered the home stretch Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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