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Decision a political victory for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marking a pivotal point in the presidential campaign, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping federal health care law handed the Democratic incumbent crucial election-year vindication for his signature legislative accomplishment.

June 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court upholds key requirement of Obama health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

June 28, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom rolls over and kills baby sleeping in her bed

WATERFORD, Calif. (AP) - A sleeping Northern California mother has apparently rolled over and killed her newborn boy asleep in the same bed.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California sees progress in graduation, dropout rates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Department of Education reports that slightly more high school students graduated in 2011 than the year before and fewer students dropped out.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stockton to be largest U.S. city to file bankruptcy

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - In opting to become the nation's largest city to seek federal bankruptcy protection, Stockton took a rare financial step of last resort after struggling with the economic downturn, soaring pension costs and contractual obligations.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lohan resolves civil case over car chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan has resolved a case filed by three men she took on a high-speed ride that resulted in her second driving under the influence arrest in 2007.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA approves first new weight-loss pill in decade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers wrapping up budget to send to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers rushed Wednesday to wrap up work on nearly two dozen budget-related bills intended to satisfy the governor's demand for deeper cuts to close a $15.7 billion deficit.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. chimp habitat reopens after baby chimp killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chimpanzee habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo is open again, a day after a baby chimp was killed by an adult male in front of dozens of visitors.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Athletes' deaths in workouts prompt new guidelines

CHICAGO (AP) - The most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in rigorous practices. A total of 21 college football players have collapsed and died during conditioning workouts since 2000 - many on the first few days, when even the fittest players are often pushed too hard.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is unveiling a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado blaze too dangerous to assess damage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A towering Colorado wildfire destroyed dozens of houses overnight, though the intensity of the blaze kept officials Wednesday from being able to fully assess the damage to the state's second-largest city.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health care countdown: Who wins, loses, and pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems as if the entire nation is holding its breath for the Supreme Court's health care ruling - the presidential candidates, governors of virtually every state, insurers with billions at stake, companies large and small and countless millions of Americans concerned about their own medical care and how they'll pay for it.

June 27, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4-team playoff for college football

WASHINGTON (AP) - Playoffs and tournaments long have determined champions of every college sport from baseball to bowling.

June 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4-team playoff for college football

WASHINGTON (AP) - Playoffs and tournaments long have determined champions of every college sport from baseball to bowling.

June 27, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Twin sisters reunite after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Odessa police free 67 detained in deadly clashes

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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