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House conservatives rule out immigration this year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.

February 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel adds urgency to push for ethics crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Concerned that ethical problems inside the military might run deeper than he realized, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered service leaders Wednesday to add urgency to their drive to ensure "moral character and moral courage" in a force emerging from more than a decade of war.

February 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A look at a real man portrayed in 'Monuments Men'

DALLAS (AP) - As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More Olympic-linked furor over Russia anti-gay law

NEW YORK (AP) - Protesters in cities around the world targeted major Olympic sponsors Wednesday, just ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, urging them to speak out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities. Two more sponsors of the U.S. Olympic team condemned the law, but leading global sponsors did not join them.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. bans fishing on more rivers amid drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California fishing regulators on Wednesday shut down recreational angling on portions of two drought-starved rivers because of concerns about salmon and steelhead trout as federal officials pledged more money to help the state cope.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: 'Unspeakable suffering' for Syria's children

BEIRUT (AP) - Children in Syria have been tortured, sexually abused and subjected to "indiscriminate" attacks by President Bashar Assad's forces, and recruited for combat and terror operations by the rebels fighting to topple him during the country's nearly 3-year-old conflict, a new United Nations report said.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. abuse case dropped against Miramonte teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed a high-profile criminal case against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles who was charged with inappropriately touching a female student.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Finding uninsured Americans by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama's health care law a chance.

February 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope's Harley goes under auction hammer in Paris

PARIS (AP) - A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated last year to Pope Francis is being sold at a Paris auction to benefit charity.

February 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks slide in morning trading

U.S. stocks fell in Wednesday morning trading, effectively wiping out modest gains from a day earlier, as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy.

February 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


International court weighs Kenya president's case

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that Kenya's government is obstructing the crimes against humanity case against its president by withholding access to crucial documents.

February 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy probing alleged cheating on nuke reactor work

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy is investigating 30 or more senior sailors in connection with alleged cheating on written tests designed to qualify them as instructors at a school that trains younger sailors to operate naval nuclear power reactors, officials said Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officers violated policy in manhunt shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last year for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner, a civilian oversight board announced Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul Walker's estate estimated at $25 million

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Court records show Paul Walker's estate is worth an estimated $25 million and the actor appointed his father to manage his affairs upon his death.

February 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook barrels ahead on 10th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) - It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.

February 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


UPDATE: California legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in state history.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near Bakersfield threaten homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy on Father's Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) - Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability, the State Department said Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryan Seacrest issues statement on Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rodents winning NY rat race, but humans fight back

NEW YORK (AP) - Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani army starts offensive against militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's northwest.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen's World Cup wish comes true

SALINAS (AP) - A California teenager with leukemia is one of nearly 40 young Americans who will attend World Cup soccer matches in Brazil thanks to a foundation that works to fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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