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National drop in obese toddlers, study suggests

ATLANTA (AP) - Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Asiana Airlines penalized over crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers' families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco International airport.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) - Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California officers killed in crash remembered

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers who died while responding to a crash earlier this month were remembered Monday as men dedicated to their families, friends and those they served.

February 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel proposes big cuts in Army in 2015 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war.

February 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wrong-way driver rammed by officers on freeway

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) - A motorist who stopped his car on a Los Angeles-area freeway and started throwing things at passing traffic was arrested after he drove the wrong way in lanes and was rammed by two California Highway Patrol officers.

February 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel proposes big cuts in Army in 2015 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war.

February 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Uganda president signs harsh anti-gay law

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) - Uganda's president signed an anti-gay bill Monday that provides for prison sentences ranging up to life behind bars, saying it is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa. Arrests of gays were expected as a result, one politician said.

February 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment

AQUARIUS REEF BASE, Fla. (AP) - Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer whales, according to a report released Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

PARIS (AP) - One French court acquitted a doctor of poisoning seven terminally ill patients while another ordered physicians to suspend treatment for a comatose man, while Britain's top court said the country's ban on assisted suicide may be incompatible with human rights. The decisions of the past few days are fueling the arguments of Europeans who say the duty of doctors is to end the suffering of those beyond treatment.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Warrants needed for cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

June 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," has died. He was 98.

June 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Whole Foods to pay $800,000 in overpricing case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus' sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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