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Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: Still differences in Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their weight to try to narrow the gap.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy adds 204,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days. And far more jobs were added in August and September than previously thought.

November 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA banning trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says he's sorry Americans losing insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SAY GOODBYE TO TRANS FATS

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arm severed at Seattle fortune cookie factory

SEATTLE (AP) - A 55-year-old man's left arm was severed Thursday in an industrial accident at a Seattle fortune cookie company.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 pct

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Senate approves gay rights bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympic torch blasts into space for 1st spacewalk

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee before big typhoon hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlantic Club casino seeks bankruptcy protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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US on track for narrowest budget gap since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

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


Extremist video shows abducted girls praying

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A new video from Nigeria's Boko Haram purports to show schoolgirls, covered in hijab, who are being held captive by the Islamic extremists.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

DENVER (AP) - A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for a struggling network that will have 11 new series in the coming year including the much-awaited "Batman" prequel "Gotham."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers' Sterling apologizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cavendish wins 1st stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mark Cavendish has more than 100 wins around the world, including 25 stages in the Tour de France, but he never had a victory like the one he had Sunday.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Consumer data bills face business opposition

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are trying to strengthen consumer data protections as businesses profit from the trove of details they collect and criminals become ever more sophisticated in trying to steal it.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed men in eastern Ukraine open fire on crowd

KRASNOARMEISK, Ukraine (AP) - Armed men identified as Ukrainian national guard opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine, and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities.

May 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurel Canyon music, vibe move to Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laurel Canyon wasn't much to look at - a few modest bungalows and log cabins crammed between an occasional faded mansion that had been left over from the days when it was a secluded, semi-rural retreat for Hollywood's silent-movie stars.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who aided CIA

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed govt failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Abducted Nigerian girl scared to go back to school

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) - One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is now scared to go back to school.

May 11, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Balloon crash looms over U. of Richmond graduation

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Ukraine regions set to vote on sovereignty

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents in two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine were prepared to conduct a vote Sunday on declaring sovereignty, while the country's acting president warned that it represented "a step into the abyss."

May 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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