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Analysis: Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.

February 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine's Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a stunning reversal of fortune, Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko left imprisonment Saturday and spoke to a massive, adoring crowd, while her arch-foe President Viktor Yanukovych decamped to eastern Ukraine and vowed he would remain in power.

February 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian bobsled crashes in Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - One of Canada's three bobsleds has crashed during the second run of the Olympic four-man competition.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 shot during family party in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say three men and a woman were wounded in a shooting during an argument at a family party.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) - In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


At Winter Olympics, an X Games breaks out

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Without them the U.S. would have just a few gold medals, and NBC would have trouble getting the younger eyeballs it needs to justify the $775 million it spent to land the Winter Olympics.

February 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Feds: No water for Central Valley farmers

Without a lot more rain and snow, many California farmers caught in the state's drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state, federal officials announced Friday.

February 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Signal AP


Plant that recalled beef circumvented rules

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef circumvented federal inspection rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed at times were slow to grasp crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Canada beats US in hockey

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US home sales plunged 5.1 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes plummeted in January to the worst pace in 18 months. Cold weather, limited supplies of homes on the market and higher buying costs held back purchases.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA: Plant that recalled beef circumvented rules

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef circumvented federal inspection rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

February 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corruption charge for Calif. senator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Federal law enforcement authorities have charged a Democratic state lawmaker and his brother with multiple counts involving bribery, kickbacks and cover-ups.

February 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Railroads confront crude safety

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.

February 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 men sentenced in brutal attack on Giants fan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards and a nightmare for people who go to games.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

CHICAGO (AP) - Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama's overhaul.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Analysis: Iraq producing unusual Mideast dynamic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Strange bedfellows, indeed.

June 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prominent female activist killed in Libya

CAIRO (AP) - A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, police said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

June 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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