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Pakistan army condemns naming Taliban chief martyr

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistan army on Sunday condemned a prominent Islamic political leader who called the Pakistani Taliban chief killed by a U.S. drone strike a martyr.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Relief efforts mount after typhoon

The U.S. and other governments and agencies are mounting a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Satellite likely to fall today in unpopulated area

BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says that one of its research satellites that ran out of fuel will most likely crash to Earth into the ocean or polar regions.

November 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Philippine typhoon death toll could reach 10,000

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday after the extent of massive devastation became apparent and horrified survivors spoke of storm surges as high as trees and winds sounding like the roar of a jumbo jet.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Key Hawaii senator: Gay marriage to easily pass

HONOLULU (AP) - The head of Hawaii's Senate judiciary committee said Saturday he expects an amended bill legalizing gay marriage to pass easily in the Senate next week, with no changes to the measure passed by the House Friday night after two grueling floor sessions and a lengthy public hearing.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. hot air balloon crashes, injuring 4

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a hot air balloon crashed into vineyards near the Southern California city of Temecula, injuring four people.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 22 UCLA beats Drexel 72-67 in Alford's debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 16 points and No. 22 UCLA held off Drexel 72-67 Friday night in Steve Alford's debut as coach of the Bruins.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government shutdown may have affected October's jobs numbers. But not how you think.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Land acquisition for high-speed rail moving slowly

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The agency that oversees California's high-speed rail project has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Thousands of visitors are streaming into the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio to pay a Veterans Day weekend tribute to the surviving Doolittle Raiders, who will make a ceremonial final toast.

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: High death toll feared in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World powers set for new round of Iran nuke talks

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are meeting as they prepare for another day of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spire, beacon of 1 World Trade light up NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of red, white and blue LED modules are illuminating lower Manhattan as officials test the lights atop 1 World Trade Center.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS admits error in Benghazi '60 Minutes' story

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a "60 Minutes" source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source's book on the incident has halted its publication.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases.

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


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Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl on ventilator gets diploma

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man gets 75 years in ex-wife's murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


O.J. TV: 'The Trial of the Century' and then some

NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.

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


Hashtag hounds rack up followers with wacky antics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.

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


Coast Guard saves kayaker trying to cross Pacific

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.

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


Firearms checks sought after Santa Barbara rampage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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


Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

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


Mental health becomes key in corrections budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.

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


Cantor resigning from House leadership on July 31

WASHINGTON (AP) - Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post at the end of next month, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.

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


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