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Obama bracing to be outspent by Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate to raise more than $100 million in a month and in 2008 was the first to forgo public money for his campaign. Now, he faces the very real threat of being the first president to be outspent by a challenger.

July 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Highly anticipated weight-loss pill wins approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.

July 18, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry Kennedy: NY auto accident caused by seizure

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said doctors believe her recent auto accident on a highway was caused not by illegal drugs or a sleeping pill, but by a seizure stemming from an old brain injury.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Penn State to respond to NCAA demand within days

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State said Tuesday it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties - including a possible shutdown of its storied football program - in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. immigration law opponents file new offensive

PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law launched a new effort Tuesday aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce so-called "show me your papers" provision.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes spread to new areas in Syrian capital

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces attacked rebels with helicopter gunships in the heart of Damascus on Tuesday, escalating a campaign to crush their opponents as clashes spread to new areas, illustrating the rebels' growing reach.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ariz. immigration law opponents file new offensive

PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents of Arizona's hardline immigration enforcement law launched a new effort Tuesday aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will allow police to enforce the so-called "show me your papers" provision.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA approves highly anticipated weight-loss pill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills designed to help patients safely shed pounds.

July 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oregon man recovering from rare case of plague

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One look at Paul Gaylord's hands shows why the plague is referred to as "Black Death."

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite protests, Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

NEW YORK (AP) - After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.

July 17, 2012 | BY The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Bernardino official says money borrowed from restricted funds

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A city official says authorities borrowed money from restricted funds to meet payroll and other expenses and eventually could not repay the funds within the same fiscal year.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. prosecutor calls US Bank a slumlord in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney's office has renewed its call to blame mortgage lenders for urban blight sparked by the collapsed housing market, saying in a lawsuit that US Bank is a slumlord that illegally evicted homeowners and then neglected the abandoned properties.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal State trustees OK 10% pay hikes for 2 leaders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California State University trustees on Tuesday approved maximum salary increases for two new campus presidents in the first use of the board's controversial executive compensation policy.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs bill to let killer help find victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to allow a death-row inmate to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA boss won't rule out death penalty for Penn State

NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 17, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Shield' actor pleads not guilty in death of wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor who played a police officer on "The Shield" TV series pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of his wife and was ordered to stay away from his two young sons.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

WASHINGTON (AP) - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defrocked Methodist pastor appealing punishment

Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency, in part because there are few clear targets that U.S. could hit, officials said.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


14 dead in World Cup viewing site bombing

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) - An explosion at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people while security forces arrested a "terror kingpin" among nearly 500 people detained as suspected terrorists in the southeast of the country, police said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States carry out executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction accident shuts down I-405

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Interstate 405 in northwestern Orange County was closed for several hours early Wednesday after three steel beams weighing 50,000 pounds each tumbled from a construction site, injuring a construction worker who also fell onto the lanes below, transportation officials said.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare stamp sets record at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM sales, used-car values hold up through recalls

DETROIT (AP) - Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models - even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CEO: iHeartRadio revenue 'hundreds of millions'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes "hundreds of millions" of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the range of Internet radio leader Pandora.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.

June 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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