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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crossing a 'red line'? US says Syria used poison

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence indicates Syrian President Bashar Assad has twice used deadly chemical weapons in his country's fierce civil war, a provocative action that would cross President Barack Obama's "red line" for a significant military response. But the administration said the revelation won't immediately change its stance on intervening.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombers were headed for New York's Times Square to blow up the rest of their explosives, authorities said Thursday, in what they portrayed as a chilling, spur-of-the-moment scheme that fell apart when the brothers realized the car they had hijacked was low on gas.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Spending cuts may deep-six crucial flood gauges

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 100 crucial gauges that warn of imminent flooding or lack of needed water will be shut down starting next month as part of the federal government's automatic budget cuts.

April 25, 2013 | by Associated Press | Signal AP


Chastened banks cuts tens of thousands of jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Banks aren't the big jobs machines they used to be.

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


U.S. applications for unemployment aid drop to 339K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the second-fewest in more than five years. The drop suggests that layoffs have declined and that job growth may pick up from last month's sluggish pace.

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


Obama consoles families, survivors of Texas blast

WACO, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief and they will have the nation's support to rebuild from the devastation.

April 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA detains imports of Mexican cucumbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from a Mexican company after they were linked to salmonella illnesses in 18 states.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA measures effects of jet engine biofuel

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel that includes a plant oil.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EBay pulls 'Boston Massacre' T-shirt from website

NEW YORK (AP) - EBay has confirmed that it pulled a Nike T-shirt with the words "Boston Massacre" printed on it from its online marketplace.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More turns in poisoned letters case

OZARK, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer says authorities know how to reach a Mississippi man being investigated in the poisoned letters sent to the president and others.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York's Times Square, officials said Thursday.

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


Presidents praise George W. Bush at new library

DALLAS (AP) - Presidents past and present lionized one of their own Thursday, putting politics aside as President George W. Bush dedicated the library that documents his place in history. President Barack Obama praised his predecessor's strength and resolve after Sept. 11, calling Bush a "good man" who faced the storm head on.

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


Kidnap suspect returns to US from Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A phone tip and a Superman tattoo led to the Mexico arrest and return to the U.S. of a fugitive charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Los Angeles girl.

April 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 arrested in high school stabbing

RESEDA (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested two people for a deadly stabbing at a San Fernando Valley high school.

April 25, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fighters intercept 2 aircraft in LA no-fly zone

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama's Los Angeles visit.

May 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in N. Cal. mobile home fire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered the bodies of two people inside a San Francisco Bay Area mobile home that was destroyed by fire.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Federal police on Wednesday threatened to stage a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if Brazil's government doesn't increase their pay and improve working conditions.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb kills 9 troops in Pakistan near Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed nine paramilitary soldiers on Thursday, the army said. The attack came as the Pakistani military test-fired a ballistic missile it said could carry a nuclear warhead, an exercise meant to showcase the nuclear-armed nation's capabilities.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuelan officials break up protesters' camps

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting 243 people Thursday in a pre-dawn raid.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan frees FBI agent detained at the airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan released an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail Thursday after three days in custody, officials said, a move that is likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California museum to return statue to Cambodia

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country's genocidal civil war in the 1970s.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 weeks to go for 2018 Super Bowl hopeful cities

The three cities vying to host the 2018 Super Bowl entered the home stretch Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hemingway pic a rare Hollywood moment in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Rebels allied with a young Fidel Castro burst into the street outside Havana's Government Palace as soldiers loyal to strongman Fulgencio Batista rain gunfire from above. Steps away, Ernest Hemingway and a young journalist friend dive for cover behind a parked car.

May 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled

NEW YORK (AP) - Many potential employees don't follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they're going to work for somebody else.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - A pro-Russia militia holding an eastern Ukrainian city came under further pressure Tuesday from advancing government troops, but militants acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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