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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


Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

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


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Extremist video shows abducted girls praying

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A new video from Nigeria's Boko Haram purports to show schoolgirls, covered in hijab, who are being held captive by the Islamic extremists.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

DENVER (AP) - A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for a struggling network that will have 11 new series in the coming year including the much-awaited "Batman" prequel "Gotham."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers' Sterling apologizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cavendish wins 1st stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mark Cavendish has more than 100 wins around the world, including 25 stages in the Tour de France, but he never had a victory like the one he had Sunday.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Consumer data bills face business opposition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are trying to strengthen consumer data protections as businesses profit from the trove of details they collect and criminals become ever more sophisticated in trying to steal it.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed men in eastern Ukraine open fire on crowd

KRASNOARMEISK, Ukraine (AP) - Armed men identified as Ukrainian national guard opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine, and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities.

May 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurel Canyon music, vibe move to Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laurel Canyon wasn't much to look at - a few modest bungalows and log cabins crammed between an occasional faded mansion that had been left over from the days when it was a secluded, semi-rural retreat for Hollywood's silent-movie stars.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who aided CIA

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Abducted Nigerian girl scared to go back to school

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is now scared to go back to school.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crash looms over U. of Richmond graduation

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Ukraine regions set to vote on sovereignty

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine were prepared to conduct a vote Sunday on declaring sovereignty, while the country's acting president warned that it represented "a step into the abyss."

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nintendo apologizes for lack of virtual equality

Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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