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Teacher killed in Nevada school shooting honored

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada math teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a school-yard shooting that also wounded two classmates was remembered for his character, selfless acts and military service at a memorial service Sunday.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Widespread starfish deaths reported on West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marine scientists are finding a large number of dead starfish along the West Coast stricken with a disease that causes the creatures to lose their arms and disintegrate.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Birmingham, Ala., airport reopens after threat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham, Ala., airport has reopened after a threat prompted an investigation by bomb technicians and an evacuation of more than two hours.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rallying for McAuliffe, Obama tears into tea party

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party Republican faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at diversity issue

NEW YORK (AP) - With Kerry Washington as guest host, "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time poking fun at itself after receiving criticism for having no black women among its 16 regular cast members.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Ender's Game' blasts to top of weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Weekend moviegoers chose sci-fi over slapstick.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Access to Calif. assisted care records difficult

CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 23-year-old gunman charged in a deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport told authorities as he was arrested that he acted alone and had been dropped off at the airport by a friend.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House, lawmakers reject clemency for Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and the heads of the intelligence committees in Congress are rejecting a plea for clemency by National Security Agency-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poles bid farewell to first post-communist premier

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Thousands of people including Polish and European leaders attended the state funeral Sunday of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Eastern Europe's first post-communist prime minister.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mucho Macho Man wins Breeders' Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Gary Stevens had never won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in his long career. Kathy Ritvo came close a year ago with Mucho Macho Man only to settle for second.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some JFK files sealed 50 years later

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known - and intriguing - and conspiracy buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt changes venue for trial of ousted president

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities switched the venue for the trial of the former Islamist president on Sunday, a last-minute change made after the Muslim Brotherhood called for mass demonstrations at the original location.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Germans defuse huge bomb leftover from WWII

BERLIN (AP) - German authorities safely defused a huge bomb left over from World War II after evacuating large parts of the western city of Dortmund on Sunday.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX suspect set out to kill multiple TSA officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected in the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport set out to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration and hoped the attack would "instill fear in their traitorous minds," authorities said Saturday.

November 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Los Angeles subway getting $2.1B federal promise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles' growing public transit network - this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

May 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned by judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the Northeast.

May 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-players sue NFL over use of painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers that kept them in the game but led to serious complications down the road.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thailand's army declares martial law, denies coup

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's powerful military chief intervened Tuesday for the first time in the country's latest political crisis, declaring martial law and dispatching gun-mounted jeeps into the heart of the capital with a vow to resolve the deepening conflict as quickly as possible.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Shield' actor Jace arrested in wife's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show "The Shield," was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sherlock Holmes is focus of London museum show

LONDON (AP) - The Museum of London is turning its magnifying glass on the most famous Londoner who never lived - Sherlock Holmes.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour due to virus

TOKYO (AP) - Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness.

May 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama touts business influx; some firms exit, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - While in Brussels for talks with European leaders in March, President Barack Obama held a little-noticed meeting with executives of a Belgian aerospace company. It was barely a footnote in a trip dominated by tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay marriage ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge was expected to make Oregon the latest state to allow gay marriage Monday after state officials refused to defend its constitutional ban in court.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flood surge threatens power plant near Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian authorities have ordered the urgent evacuation of a town where soldiers, police and volunteers have been worked feverishly to contain the raging Sava River before it could inundate Serbia's main power plant.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome can breathe easy - he may wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US cites Chinese officials in cyber-spying case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican says bank needs 'corrective measures'

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Monday that "corrective measures" were necessary at the Holy See's troubled bank to continue the path toward financial transparency and compliance with international anti-money laundering norms.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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