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Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political symbol

ATLANTA (AP) - All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political symbol

ATLANTA (AP) - All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandusky shower abuse victim to sue Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward to claim he was that boy, and is threatening to sue the university.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston advises teens on how to break up _ safely

BOSTON (AP) - Andrew Curtin said it happened at least twice at his Boston-area high school in the last year. Angry about a breakup, a boy ended up at the school nurse's office with a broken hand after punching a locker or a wall.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report shows US drought rapidly intensifying

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned Thursday, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle.

July 26, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly shootings reveal divisions of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - As police around City Hall tried to quell rock-hurling protesters angry over two deadly police shootings, the night sky exploded with splendid bursts of green and orange from Disneyland fireworks a few miles away. Pyrotechnic booms trailed popping sounds as officers in riot gear fired pepper balls and bean bags at protesters.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former California parks official says boss knew of $53M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former state parks official said he repeatedly told his superiors about more than $53 million hidden in two accounts that could have been used to help California avoid the threat of closing 70 state parks, a newspaper reported Thursday.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun violence shifts to forefront of campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Days after the mass shootings in Colorado, guns shifted to the forefront of the presidential campaign as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney engaged in their most extensive discussions on the issue since the tragedy.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jeb Bush wants Romney to choose Rubio for VP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and that he has shared those thoughts with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


JC Penny tweaks pricing strategy again

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is changing its pricing - again.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 nations face sanctions over endangered species

GENEVA (AP) - Seven nations may lose their ability to legally trade tens of thousands of wildlife species after U.N. conservation delegates agreed Thursday to sanction them for lacking tough regulations or failing to report on their wildlife trade.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov't stepping up fight against health care fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is upping the ante in the fight against health care fraud, joining forces with private insurers and state investigators on a scale not previously seen in an attempt to stanch tens of billions of dollars in losses.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Soda companies racing for a new sweet spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


THE RACE: Romney weighs in on London Olympics

Mitt Romney has been in London for a day and already he's causing a stir.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Formats announced for 3 fall presidential debates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't look for podiums, opening statements or surprise topics at the debates if President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney follow the plan organizers released Wednesday.

July 26, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


NTSB faults pilot 'mismanagement' in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

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


California drought helps coho salmon migration

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - California's drought has spelled bad news for many of the state's fish. But in a twist, it appears to have been a boon to coho salmon migrating from a Northern California creek.

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


Methodist panel overturns pastor's defrocking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A pastor who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

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


Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

DENVER (AP) - Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

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


Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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