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Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In one of the most harrowing spacewalks in years, an astronaut had to rush back into the International Space Station on Tuesday after a mysterious water leak inside his helmet robbed him of the ability to speak or hear and could have caused him to choke.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. levies record fine in pipeline explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the largest fine ever levied by the state Public Utilities Commission.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


26 calves stolen from Stanislaus County dairy farm

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Stanislaus County authorities are investigating the theft of 26 calves from a dairy farm near Turlock.

July 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Suspected weapons found on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Panama's president said the country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba on its way to the Pacific.

July 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Senate steps back from brink on nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, clearing the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama's nominees long blocked by Republicans, agreeing to quick action on unnamed others and finessing a Democratic threat to overturn historic rules that protect minority-party rights.

July 16, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Health law's rule delay could hamper enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a bit of a domino effect involving President Barack Obama's health care law.

July 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stevie Wonder won't sing in Fla. after Zimmerman verdict

NEW YORK (AP) - Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" law.

July 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden submits request for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said, claiming he faces persecution from the U.S. government and could face torture or death.

July 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signed copy of Rowling book could mean big money

NEW YORK (AP) - Not many people owned a copy of "The Cuckoo's Calling" before word leaked out over the weekend that author Robert Galbraith was, in fact, J.K. Rowling. But a handful who did have a signed edition.

July 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt's interim president swears in new Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's interim president is swearing in a new Cabinet, the first since the ouster of the Islamist president by the military nearly two weeks ago.

July 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


MLB OKs sex orientation harass policy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More tests needed for cause of Monteith's death

The cause of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith's death remained unclear Monday, and authorities in Canada said it could take several days before toxicology test results are in.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Zimmerman protesters raid Wal-Mart, stop freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protesters ran through Los Angeles streets, stopping traffic, breaking windows and at one point raiding a Wal-Mart store, and a major freeway was blocked in the San Francisco Bay Area in the third night of protests in California over George Zimmerman's Florida acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Arizona wildfire grew quickly, was erratic

PHOENIX (AP) - A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew, according to a report released Monday.

July 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: Bad Miranda translation requires new trial

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned the marijuana and weapons convictions of an Oregon man who had his Miranda rights improperly translated into Spanish.

July 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Quick turnaround gives McCarthy edge in GOP race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy's knack for helping colleagues get elected and his ability to maintain a personal connection have given him the advantage in the race for House majority leader despite calls by some Republicans for a new, more conservative direction.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women in Film awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since becoming a mom last month to accept an award from Women in Film.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman who drove with dying man on car gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigration a political quandary for Republicans

DENVER (AP) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss this week to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders agree is best for the Republican Party's future is risky for most House Republicans seeking re-election in the fall.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wireless companies put up more 'stealth' towers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - One might be hidden in a cross on a church lawn. Others are disguised as a cactus in the desert, a silo in farm country or a palm tree reaching into a sunny sky.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US mulls military action in Iraq

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. is contemplating military action in Iraq to quell the fast-moving insurgency because it has spent years investing in Iraq's future, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quake shakes Cajon Pass region

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A small earthquake has occurred in Southern California near the northeast end of the San Gabriel Mountains.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA controllers still working 'rattler' schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl back in US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, lawmakers face weekend budget deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in jury mistake killed; suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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