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Shadowy donor behind record 'super' PAC checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million more to a prominent Tea Party group, according to new financial statements filed with the government.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pearl Harbor dead remembered on 71st anniversary

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

LONDON (AP) - A nurse who fell victim to a prank telephone call seeking information about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has died, the London hospital where she worked reported Friday.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal pot in Wash. state - questions and answers

SEATTLE (AP) - Marijuana became legal under Washington state law Thursday. So, bong hits and funny brownies for everybody?

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring gains held steady in November despite disruptions from Superstorm Sandy and employers' concerns about impending tax increases from the year-end "fiscal cliff."

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Software company founder John McAfee was hospitalized briefly Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala, and his lawyers said they were making a last-ditch effort to keep him from being flown back to Belize for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless to stop it.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Safety, need compete in typhoon-hit Philippines

NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government's geological hazard maps show why this farming community was largely washed away by a strong typhoon: "highly susceptible to flooding and landslides." That didn't stop some villagers from rebuilding even with bodies still lying under the mud.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$2 billion price tag for presidential election

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2012 presidential election broke the $2 billion milestone in its final weeks, becoming the most expensive in American political history, according to final federal finance reports released Thursday. The reports detailed a last-minute cascade of money from mega-donors and an onslaught of spending by the Obama and Romney campaigns and "super" political action committees.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. stem cell agency needs overhaul

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has transformed into a major player in stem cell research, but the taxpayer-funded institute responsible has "significant deficiencies" in how research dollars are distributed, experts said Thursday.

December 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

SEATTLE (AP) - Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage took effect.

December 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

STOCKHOLM (AP) - This year's Nobel Prize in literature winner, Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his membership in China's Communist Party and reluctance to speak out against the country's government, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks.

December 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West.

December 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Japan scientists took utility money

TOKYO (AP) - Influential scientists who help set Japan's radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country's nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world's top academic group on radiation safety.

December 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rotting whale is gigantic problem in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who's responsible for getting rid of it.

December 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Dual tornadoes flatten Nebraska town

PILGER, Neb. (AP) - A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

June 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition problems

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court strikes down state election law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A divided federal appeals court panel has overturned a California election law requiring sponsors of ballot initiatives to identify themselves on the petitions they circulate for signatures.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California fire destroys 3 homes, threatens 1,000

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - A smoky mountain wildfire destroyed three houses and threatened 1,000 others despite progress Monday clearing fire lines west of a California lake near Bakersfield, officials said.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The offseason party is in full swing for the Los Angeles Kings.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC mayor to sing 'I Love L.A.' on Kimmel's show

NEW YORK (AP) - The mayor of New York City will sing "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to settle a Stanley Cup bet.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

BERLIN (AP) - Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital on Monday and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery.

June 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. to open talks with Iran over Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Starbucks clears college degree path for employees

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) - Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again as Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, but this time few say they ever want to go back to their homes.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Monday after negotiators failed to reach a deal on Ukraine's unpaid gas bills and future gas prices amid deep tensions between the two neighbors over eastern Ukraine.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Kings parade starts at noon today

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Stanley Cup will be on parade through the streets of Los Angeles on Monday as the Kings and their fans celebrate the team's second championship in three seasons.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Extremists attack Kenyan town; 48 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'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


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