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Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers packed a city park Saturday in a show of force as union leaders and the district tried to work out the details of a tentative agreement that would end a week-long walkout.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


After 8 years, "Weeds" goes up in smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after eight years of "Weeds," the marijuana jokes keep on coming.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire near Getty nearly contained

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire near one of LA's best-known cultural landmarks and one of its busiest freeways proved more dramatic than destructive, as an aggressive ground and sky attack turned orange flame to white smoke within a few hours.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Consultant to film says he has received death threats

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - The Riverside County man who served as a consultant to the anti-Islamic film that has sparked anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East says he has received numerous death threats.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy sentenced for sex with teenager

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspended Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sexual relations with a teenage girl.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man behind controversial film interviewed by probation officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday.

September 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds seek stay of anti-terrorism law ruling in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal government asked a judge on Friday to suspend a ruling that bars enforcement of an anti-terrorism law that she called unconstitutional in its provisions for indefinite military detention.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in 1957 murder of 7-year-old girl

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - For most of five decades, it seemed no one would ever be held accountable for the murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl snatched off a small-town street corner as she played.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wrestler arrested in Conn. on domestic complaints

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former WWE wrestling diva is headed for rehab after being arrested in Connecticut three times this week on domestic violence complaints.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's Christians anxious, anticipate troubles

CAIRO (AP) - Christians gathered Friday in front of a Cairo cathedral holding signs denouncing a film that mocked the Prophet Muhammad amid fears that Muslims will take out their anger on Egypt's minority community.

September 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Wildfire erupts in LA near I-405 amid high heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire that erupted amid scorching heat gave a scare to owners of sprawling Westside homes, cleared out the Getty Center art museum and brought the already-tangled Friday afternoon traffic on Interstate 405 to a near standstill.

September 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Company permit revoked after teen swept out to sea

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials on Friday revoked a permit for a kayak tour company that led a group of teens when one from New York was swept out to sea on the Big Island.

September 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colbert to students: 'I love my church'

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert says he loves the Roman Catholic Church no matter its human flaws.

September 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Camp Pendleton wildfire burns 5 to 6 acres

CAMP PENDLETON(AP) - Military officials say a small brush fire has broken out on the grounds of the Camp Pendleton Marine base north of San Diego.

September 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 U.S. victims in Libya attacks former SEALs from California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Americans killed this week in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, according to family, friends and government officials.

September 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

WASHINGTON (AP) - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defrocked Methodist pastor appealing punishment

Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency, in part because there are few clear targets that U.S. could hit, officials said.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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