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Syria revolt reaches Aleppo; rebels target cities

BEIRUT (AP) - Riding a wave of momentum, Syrian rebels made a run on Aleppo Saturday in some of the fiercest fighting seen in the country's largest city, which has been a key bastion of support for President Bashar Assad over the course of the 17-month-old uprising.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Transgender advocates seek new diagnostic terms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Does a woman who strongly believes she was meant to be a man have a mental condition or a medical problem? Is a man who cross-dresses in need of psychological help? What about a boy who pretends to be a girl in make-believe games and chooses only female playmates?

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calls for gun control stir little support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama's White House pledges to safeguard the Second Amendment in its first official response to the deaths of at least 12 people in a mass shooting at a new Batman movie screening in suburban Denver.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Transgender advocates seek new diagnostic terms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Does a woman who strongly believes she was meant to be a man have a mental condition or a medical problem? Is a man who cross-dresses in need of psychological help? What about a boy who pretends to be a girl in make-believe games and chooses only female playmates?

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How to protect kids from whooping cough outbreaks

ATLANTA (AP) - Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


At least 21 treated for burns after Robbins event

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials in California say at least 21 people were treated for burns after attendees of an event for motivational speaker Tony Robbins tried to walk on hot coals.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Air Force instructor faces sentencing for rape

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Air Force instructor convicted of raping a female recruit and sexually assaulting several others is due back in court on one of the nation's busiest training bases Saturday for the start of the sentencing phase of his court-martial.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Names of victims emerge in Colo. theater rampage

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A sports blogger who recently wrote about surviving a shooting in Canada. A man preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. A young woman whose death announcement brought heartbreak, yet closure, to her family.

July 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb squads prepare to enter Colo. suspect's apt

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities on Saturday began the intricate process of disarming booby traps in the apartment of the suspect behind the Colorado movie theater rampage, hoping to find clues inside to the motive for the shootings without causing an explosion that could destroy key evidence.

July 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shootings prompt campaigns to scuttle plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules and pull advertising in the state out of respect for the victims and their families.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood puts box office on mute after shootings

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood studios are aligning in a rare show of solidarity to give their weekend box-office reporting a rest because of the shootings in Colorado at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

July 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado suspect was PhD student in neuroscience

DENVER (AP) - James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a clean-cut, studious young man of sparing words.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fred Willard offered diversion course after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fred Willard will be allowed to enroll in counseling courses to resolve a lewd conduct arrest that cost the actor a television job.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radio reporter 1 of 2 hurt in Corona plane crash

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - A longtime radio traffic reporter was one of two people seriously injured in a Southern California plane crash.

July 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kentucky teen faces charge for naming attackers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 17-year-old Kentucky girl who was upset by the plea deal reached by a pair of teenagers who sexually assaulted her is now facing a contempt charge for tweeting their names in violation of a court order.

July 21, 2012 | By The 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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