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Ariel Castro pleads guilty in Ohio kidnap case

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland man who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

July 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

ATLANTA (AP) - Only about half of U.S. teenage girls have gotten a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - a rate that's changed little in three years.

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds 2 other wrecks

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Marine archaeologists examining a well-preserved shipwreck nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico made a thrilling discovery this week - two nearby vessels that were likely sailing with their ship when they all went down together in the same storm.

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego Demos urge mayor to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's own political party called for the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city to resign as four more women identified themselves as targets of his sexual advances, bringing to seven the number of women who have offered detailed accounts that include unwanted touching.

July 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian opposition urges US to provide weapons fast

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition group told U.S. Secretary John Kerry on Thursday that the United States must quickly supply rebels with promised weapons to prevent a military victory by President Bashar Assad's regime.

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebel pope urges Catholics to shake up dioceses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. It's a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's most violent slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a rain-soaked Copacabana Beach.

July 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. judge hears case of slain Iraqi-American

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - The eldest daughter of an Iraqi-American man accused of fatally bludgeoning her mother at their California home testified Thursday that her father could not accept that his wife wanted to get divorced and move to Texas.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Juror says she owes Martin's parents apology

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The second juror to speak publicly about George Zimmerman's trial tells ABC News that she feels the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. But she says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him under Florida law.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Claims against mayor inflict turmoil on San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The news release intended to project an air of normalcy: "Forward with City Business!" exclaimed the announcement Mayor Bob Filner put out last week with some upbeat photos showing the mayor reviewing plans for a new library, smiling at a gay pride parade and celebrating at an office birthday party.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UC president names chancellor for Riverside campus

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - University of California President Mark Yudof has selected former Michigan State University Provost to serve as the chancellor for UC Riverside.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Simpson says he regrets going after memorabilia

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson pleaded for leniency Thursday, telling a parole panel he deeply regretted the night he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen's furniture line is sticking with the embattled celebrity chef.The High Point Enterprise reports that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.

Deen has been under fire since the revelation earlier this year of a legal deposition in which Deen admitted under oath to having used the N-word. Many companies have dropped Deen since the deposition became public.

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pelosi: Weiner behavior 'disrespectful of women'

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the behavior of Anthony Weiner is "reprehensible" and "disrespectful of women."

July 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


George H.W. Bush shaves head to encourage child

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

NEW YORK (AP) - As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under her pretty polka-dot dress.

July 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Judge expresses ongoing concerns about Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Tuesday expanded the powers of Casey Kasem's daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care amid his ongoing concerns about the health and welfare of the ailing radio personality.

May 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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