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Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) - Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Jim Henson's Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.

September 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate may shorten stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says the chamber may come out in favor of a smaller patch for bankrolling the government than the one envisioned in a temporary spending bill passed by the Republican-dominated House.

September 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN chief urges leaders to stop fueling Syria war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Tuesday to stop fueling the bloodshed in Syria with weapons and get both sides to the negotiating table to end the "biggest challenge to peace and security in the world."

September 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Biden vows flood relief won't shut down

DENVER (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won't stop even if the federal government shuts down.

September 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mall attackers say hostages are alive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said Tuesday hostages are alive and their fighters are "still holding their ground," contradicting Kenyan officials' claims that they are in a final push.

September 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Major quake in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A major earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan, killing two people and sending others fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said.

September 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cherokee girl transferred back to adoptive parents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The South Carolina couple who adopted a Cherokee girl at the center of a yearslong custody dispute came to Oklahoma last month vowing not to leave without the child.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. law allows minors to delete online postings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 23, 2013 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


With 'suicide by train' up, LA appeals for help

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Train driver Roman Alarcon is still haunted by the memory: He was working the morning commute when, suddenly, a man walked onto the tracks - and just stood there.

September 23, 2013 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gadget lovers still can't resist the iPhone.

September 23, 2013 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


UN climate experts stress solidity of new report

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Seeking to dispel any doubts over the credibility of their work, U.N. climate experts called their latest report an unbiased and reliable assessment of global warming as they presented it Monday to officials from 110 governments for a final review.

September 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Assad: Syria will allow access to chemical sites

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.

September 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood

QINGDAO, China (AP) - China's richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country's version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao.

September 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says fight for gun laws 'ought to obsess us'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by urging Americans not to give up on a transformation in gun laws that he argued are to blame for an epidemic of violence. "There is nothing inevitable about it - it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make," Obama said.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' crowned at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Breaking Bad," the brutal saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, while "Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series.

September 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' with $30M

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian military headquarters and a number of other targets inside Syria, the Israeli military said Monday, in a blistering response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead the previous day.

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier killed in training exercise in California

FORT IRWIN (AP) - A soldier has died during a training exercise in Southern California.

June 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

HOUSTON (AP) - Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming.

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


College recruiting: Next promise could be paycheck

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They come calling with promises of a good education, a chance to play on television and some of the best facilities that money can buy.

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia's Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


West Nile virus cases reported

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state.

June 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Private memorial for Tony Gwynn held

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A private memorial service for Tony Gwynn was held on Saturday at San Diego State.

June 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Electric Daisy Carnival attendee dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A California man attending a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas died Saturday morning after he was taken to a hospital.

June 21, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arrest in holiday killings of 3

RIVERSIDE (AP) - San Diego police say a man has been arrested in the holiday-season killings of two brothers and a woman one of them was engaged to marry.

June 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mourners hear Kasem’s voice at private memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem's family and close friends celebrated him in the same way much of America did - by listening to his unmistakable radio voice.

June 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, police said.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 infected with West Nile virus in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state.

June 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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