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Internet restrictions across the world

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Envoys in Dubai signed a new U.N. telecommunications treaty Friday that a U.S.-led delegation says endorses greater government control of the Internet. The U.S. and more than 20 other countries refused to ratify the accord by the 193-nation International Telecommunications Union.

December 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: 20-year-old suspect had ties to school

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.

December 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Respiratory virus cases up in Ariz. this season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Cases of a potentially life-threatening respiratory virus that mostly affects babies and young children have risen 40 percent in Arizona this season when compared with the same period last year, health officials said.

December 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN telecom chief 'surprised' by US-led treaty snub

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Envoys from nearly 90 nations signed Friday the first new U.N. telecommunications treaty since the Internet age, but the U.S. and other Western nations refused to join after claiming it endorses greater government control over cyberspace.

December 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tolkien class at Wisconsin university proves popular

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the English author, Kirchoff wanted in. The only problem: It was full and he wasn't on the literature track.

December 14, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Talk about a smoke break.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Transsexual college hoops player stays focused

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The women's basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sentenced in bizarre murder solicitation

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former Southern California man has been sentenced to prison for soliciting the murder of his ex-girlfriend and asking the hit-man to videotape the killing so he could watch it on Christmas.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Smartphones can soon be used to 'e-hail' NYC taxis

NEW YORK (AP) - Raising your arm and yelling "taxi!" is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you'll need is a smartphone app.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NKorea still years away from reliable missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - After 14 years of painstaking labor, North Korea finally has a rocket that can put a satellite in orbit. But that doesn't mean Pyongyang is close to having an intercontinental ballistic missile.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Raul Castro says economic reforms are working

HAVANA (AP) - President Raul Castro declared Thursday that Cuba's two-year experiment with market reforms is working and has the wind at its back, but said much work remains to breathe life into the sputtering economy.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

WASHINGTON (AP) - Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination.

December 14, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas boy with pentagram carved back discharged

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) - A 6-year-old Texas boy whose father allegedly carved a pentagram on the child's back is out of the hospital and doing well given the circumstances, police said Thursday.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida won't restore rights to famed jewel thief

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jack Roland Murphy, the famed jewel thief and surfer known as "Murph the Surf," has spent the last quarter-century going into prisons and telling inmates that they could still turn their lives around.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

NEW YORK (AP) - To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster.

December 13, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Starbucks clears college degree path for employees

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree.

June 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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