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4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama touts business influx; some firms exit, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - While in Brussels for talks with European leaders in March, President Barack Obama held a little-noticed meeting with executives of a Belgian aerospace company. It was barely a footnote in a trip dominated by tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

May 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay marriage ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge was expected to make Oregon the latest state to allow gay marriage Monday after state officials refused to defend its constitutional ban in court.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flood surge threatens power plant near Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian authorities have ordered the urgent evacuation of a town where soldiers, police and volunteers have been worked feverishly to contain the raging Sava River before it could inundate Serbia's main power plant.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome can breathe easy - he may wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US cites Chinese officials in cyber-spying case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vatican says bank needs 'corrective measures'

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Monday that "corrective measures" were necessary at the Holy See's troubled bank to continue the path toward financial transparency and compliance with international anti-money laundering norms.

May 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


9 public college presidents' pay tops $1 million

BALTIMORE (AP) - The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before, according to a new survey.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation orders lifted in San Diego fires

SAN DIEGO (AP) - All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that tore through Southern California last week - while the governor warned the state was gearing up for what could be one of the drought-stricken region's worst wildfire seasons.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jackson hologram debuts at Billboard Awards

A hologram of Michael Jackson made its debut Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, mirroring the late King of Pop's signature slick dance moves as some members of the audience became emotional.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1950s crooner Jerry Vale dies in California at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

DALLAS (AP) - AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against rivals.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bradley Wiggins wins Amgen Tour

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California on Sunday after holding the lead for the final week.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 24-year-old Portland, Oregon player has been crowned the national Scrabble champion.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. to pay $26M over garbage-truck nap ban lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has finalized a $26 million payment to settle a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by garbage-truck drivers.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from the Israeli-Hamas war exploded as they were reporting on the conflict's aftermath.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs continues

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - A leading physician in Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered for an experimental treatment.

August 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: California man admits killing family

GOLETA (AP) - A man stabbed to death his elderly father, then killed his two young sons, his mother and finally the family dog. He then calmly called police to the home on California's Central Coast and told detectives the killings were his destiny, authorities said Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff: Robin Williams hanged himself

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq TV: Aid helicopter crashes in north

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi has told state television that an Iraqi helicopter delivering aid to displaced Yazidis on Sinjar mountain has crashed.

August 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan rallies to test government, its democracy

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, Pakistan's capital feels like a city preparing for a siege.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live

NEW YORK (AP) - Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D - but forget the silly glasses.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Spanish priest dies of Ebola; UN debates ethics

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.

August 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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