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Study: Less religious states give less to charity

BOSTON (AP) - States with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity, a new study on the generosity of Americans suggests.

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Nearly 100 boats and barges were waiting for passage Monday along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to low water levels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he doesn't believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that the reductions won't occur.

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunt for answers in 'Top Gun' director's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Director Tony Scott loved fast cars, riding fast motorcycles and creating some of the most memorable action sequences of the past quarter century. He was even planning a sequel to his hit "Top Gun."

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hall of Famer Murray settles insider-trading case

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eddie Murray made big money in baseball with his powerful swing from both sides of the plate.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, has died at age 95 in Los Angeles.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State weighs tougher heat rules for farmworkers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - With temperatures in the Central Valley recently surpassing 110 degrees and state regulators investigating two possible heat-related deaths in the fields, the California legislature is considering new laws that would strengthen rules for protecting farmworkers from heat.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Augusta National adds women members

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


For Romney: no coffee, but coffee ice cream OK

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Mitt Romney joins other observant Mormons in shunning alcohol and coffee. He apparently draws the line at ice cream.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott McKenzie, singer of 'San Francisco,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer Scott McKenzie, who performed "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" - which became a hit in 1967 during the city's "Summer of Love" - has died.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lonmin to SAfrica strikers: Work Monday or fired

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) - Miners must return to work Monday or face being fired from the platinum mine where rivalry between unions exploded into violence that led to the deaths of 44 people in a week, Lonmin PLC said Sunday. Thirty-four strikers were gunned down by police in one of the worst displays of state violence since apartheid ended in 1994.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - For one family, an exotic summer getaway means living on Mars.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young immigrants may find college elusive

Canyon Country resident Araceli Cortes had made up her mind: After being brought to the U.S. as a child, graduating from high school and attending some college classes in California, she was going to return to Mexico to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Laws on online prostitution need updating

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Laws written long before the dawn of the Internet age have authorities across the nation struggling to prosecute online prostitution rings because of huge loopholes and defense lawyers' claims that the websites are protected speech.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Dozens killed in market attack in northwest China

URUMQI, China (AP) - Attackers hurled bombs from two SUVs that plowed through shoppers at a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing 31 people and wounding more than 90, local officials said.

May 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov't says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Judge hears public on serial rapist release to AV

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - After a sniper's bullet killed her husband in Afghanistan earlier this year, Misty Vivirito moved herself and four daughters from a San Diego Marine Corps base to a home in Southern California's Antelope Valley with room enough for horses and other farm animals.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. woman found 10 years after kidnapping

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California mom in custody after 3 daughters killed

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A grandmother arrived at a dilapidated home on a busy Southern California street to visit her daughter and three grandchildren, only to find the girls' small, blood-covered bodies neatly arranged on a bed.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits.

May 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Blythe bus crash kills 4

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) - A tractor-trailer spilled a load of steel pipes onto a highway, triggering a bus crash Wednesday that killed four people and seriously injured at least seven others on the main road linking Southern California and Arizona, authorities said.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rescuers dig for victims of Nigerian car bombs

JOS, Nigeria (AP) - Rescue workers armed with body bags on Wednesday dug into the rubble of buildings destroyed by two car bombs in a central Nigerian city as people searched for loved ones missing in the market attack that killed at least 118.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cuban blogger's news site hacked after going live

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's first major independent general-interest news outlet in five decades was hacked on Wednesday shortly after being launched by the country's best-known dissident blogger.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at Veterans Affairs hospitals are "dishonorable" and will be not be tolerated by his administration.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police dig into fatal shooting of Jace's wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities say they are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to apparently shoot and kill his wife while their young sons were in the home.

May 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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