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US, Egypt try to put brave face on strained ties

CAIRO (AP) - The United States and Egypt tried Sunday to put a brave face on their badly frayed ties and committed to restoring a partnership undermined by the military ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds: Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tix

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Eminem, Swift top weird YouTube Music Awards

Crying babies, Win Butler's Kanye moment, a faked double suicide, face painting, a makeup-free Lady Gaga in plaid and a trucker's cap. There were all kinds of unexpected moments on the first YouTube Music Awards, as imagined by Spike Jonze and carried off by the odd couple hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 injured in small plane crash on Catalina Island

AVALON (AP) - Authorities say three people walked away from a small plane crash on Santa Catalina Island's airport.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher killed in Nevada school shooting honored

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada math teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a school-yard shooting that also wounded two classmates was remembered for his character, selfless acts and military service at a memorial service Sunday.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Widespread starfish deaths reported on West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marine scientists are finding a large number of dead starfish along the West Coast stricken with a disease that causes the creatures to lose their arms and disintegrate.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Birmingham, Ala., airport reopens after threat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Birmingham, Ala., airport has reopened after a threat prompted an investigation by bomb technicians and an evacuation of more than two hours.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rallying for McAuliffe, Obama tears into tea party

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday as part of an extreme tea party Republican faction that shut down the government, throwing the political weight of the White House behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final days of a bitter race for governor.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at diversity issue

NEW YORK (AP) - With Kerry Washington as guest host, "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time poking fun at itself after receiving criticism for having no black women among its 16 regular cast members.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Ender's Game' blasts to top of weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Weekend moviegoers chose sci-fi over slapstick.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Access to Calif. assisted care records difficult

CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Despite a California law requiring assisted-care facility licensing reports to be easily viewable to the public, access to important background information on the facilities can be difficult to find, a newspaper reported Sunday.

November 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 23-year-old gunman charged in a deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport told authorities as he was arrested that he acted alone and had been dropped off at the airport by a friend.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House, lawmakers reject clemency for Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and the heads of the intelligence committees in Congress are rejecting a plea for clemency by National Security Agency-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poles bid farewell to first post-communist premier

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Thousands of people including Polish and European leaders attended the state funeral Sunday of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Eastern Europe's first post-communist prime minister.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mucho Macho Man wins Breeders' Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Gary Stevens had never won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in his long career. Kathy Ritvo came close a year ago with Mucho Macho Man only to settle for second.

November 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Federal police on Wednesday threatened to stage a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if Brazil's government doesn't increase their pay and improve working conditions.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb kills 9 troops in Pakistan near Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed nine paramilitary soldiers on Thursday, the army said. The attack came as the Pakistani military test-fired a ballistic missile it said could carry a nuclear warhead, an exercise meant to showcase the nuclear-armed nation's capabilities.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuelan officials break up protesters' camps

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting 243 people Thursday in a pre-dawn raid.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan frees FBI agent detained at the airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan released an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail Thursday after three days in custody, officials said, a move that is likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California museum to return statue to Cambodia

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country's genocidal civil war in the 1970s.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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