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Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of apples and fall colors muted.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign affairs and President Barack Obama raising political cash by the millions.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Advocates: Cities passing rules targeting homeless

COSTA MESA (AP) - Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got ticketed for smoking in the park. Matyja, who has been homeless since he was evicted nearly two years ago, had trouble paying the fine and getting to court - and now a $25 penalty has ballooned to $600.

October 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chavez wins third re-election in tightest race yet

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in which the opposition accused him of unfairly using Venezuela's oil wealth and his near total control of state institutions to his advantage.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 remain hospitalized after bus overturns in NJ

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Five people in critical condition after a tour bus accident in New Jersey were released from the hospital and three others were upgraded to fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Turkey, Syria trade fire; border tensions mount

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of the most serious and prolonged flare-ups of violence along the frontier.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuela vote a critical test for divided nation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez's crusade to transform Venezuela into a socialist state, which has bitterly divided the nation, was put to the stiffest electoral test of his nearly 14 years in power on Sunday in a closely fought presidential election.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lamborghini explodes in crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a Lamborghini hit speeds topping 100 miles an hour before it smashed into the median and exploded in flames on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Finnish couple win wife-carrying contest

NEWRY, Maine (AP) - A Finnish couple has added to their victories by taking first place in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Taken 2' twice the hit as original movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Neeson doubles the take with $50M 'Taken 2' debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama in California to raise cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off his strongest fundraising month this year, President Barack Obama is looking to raise millions of dollars from celebrities and wealthy donors in California with just one month left in a tightening race.

October 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Boston announces marathon public safety measures

BOSTON (AP) - Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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


No US tsunami threat after 7.6 quake in Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.

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


O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' for 'Late Show'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

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


Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.

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


Outkast reunite, headline Coachella

Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SeaWorld loses its appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Some link quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

April 11, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

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


Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

LONDON (AP) - Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

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


Feds: 'Excessive force' used by Albuquerque police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A scathing report by the U.S. Justice Department released Thursday revealed a troubling pattern of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department and recommended that New Mexico's largest city become the latest municipality to adopt reforms aimed at cleaning up its police force.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

April 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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