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US economy adds 204,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days. And far more jobs were added in August and September than previously thought.

November 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA banning trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says he's sorry Americans losing insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SAY GOODBYE TO TRANS FATS

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arm severed at Seattle fortune cookie factory

SEATTLE (AP) - A 55-year-old man's left arm was severed Thursday in an industrial accident at a Seattle fortune cookie company.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 pct

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Senate approves gay rights bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympic torch blasts into space for 1st spacewalk

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stars align for telethon to aid US veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Women heading to Navy Riverine combat jobs

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to try and inch the 34-foot craft straight back without sliding sideways.

November 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee before big typhoon hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Thousands of people evacuated villages in the central Philippines on Thursday before one of the year's strongest typhoons strikes the region, including a province devastated by an earthquake last month.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Atlantic Club casino seeks bankruptcy protection

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, the second Atlantic City casino to do so this year.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban leader

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Pakistani Taliban chose the ruthless commander who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as the militant group's new leader Thursday, and it ruled out holding peace talks with the government.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Swiss lab: Arafat ingested deadly polonium

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago and had high levels of it in his body that could not have been accidental, Swiss scientists confirmed Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 weeks to go for 2018 Super Bowl hopeful cities

The three cities vying to host the 2018 Super Bowl entered the home stretch Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hemingway pic a rare Hollywood moment in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Rebels allied with a young Fidel Castro burst into the street outside Havana's Government Palace as soldiers loyal to strongman Fulgencio Batista rain gunfire from above. Steps away, Ernest Hemingway and a young journalist friend dive for cover behind a parked car.

May 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled

NEW YORK (AP) - Many potential employees don't follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they're going to work for somebody else.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - A pro-Russia militia holding an eastern Ukrainian city came under further pressure Tuesday from advancing government troops, but militants acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol complaints seldom lead to discipline

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Of 809 complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents during a three-year period, disciplinary measures were taken in just 13 cases, according to a report released Tuesday by an immigrant advocacy organization.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Raids target synthetic drugs, sellers across US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeast Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX makeover about to get painful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 sea lions returned to wild

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - Three sea lions - including one nicknamed Hoppie, who was rescued from an almond orchard in Modesto - have been released back into the wild.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California pilot who crashed was fit to perform

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A pilot who crashed and died while performing a stunt at a Northern California air show had recently passed a skills test that included his flying routines, the head of an air show trade association said.

May 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water flows uphill? Maybe, in California drought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.

May 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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