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June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


90-year-old lobsterman survives sinking off Maine

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) - A 90-year-old lobsterman is eager to get back on the water after surviving the sinking of his boat by swimming to a nearby island through the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. judge overturns jury death sentence

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A San Joaquin County judge has overturned a jury's decision to send a man to death row in the slaying of his prison cellmate - the second time he was convicted of killing a cellmate.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boiler room explosion rattles Calif. high school

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion Tuesday in the boiler room of a Southern California high school gymnasium briefly lifted up the building's roof, damaging the structure but causing no major injuries.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices soar in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices rose in May at the fastest annual clip in nearly nine years as investors and cash purchasers competed for a thin supply of properties for sale, a research firm said Tuesday.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes in Istanbul extend into night in Taksim

ISTANBUL (AP) - Protesters and Turkey's prime minister both refused to back down Tuesday in what could become the final battle for Istanbul's Taksim Square, the symbol of nationwide grievances against his government.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


State employees to receive raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - About 95,000 state employees could be in line for a 4.5 percent pay raise as part of a tentative three-year agreement reached Tuesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and California's largest public employee union.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. DA orders prosecutors to disclose evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County district attorney has issued special directives to prosecutors to hand over to defendants evidence on peace officers and government-employed expert witnesses in criminal cases.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mali manual suggests al-Qaida feared weapon

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spain police dog wins British award for bravery

MOSTOLES, Spain (AP) - Ajax has a nose for trouble.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama exhorts Congress to act on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama prodded Congress Tuesday to send him a bill by fall remaking the nation's immigration laws, even as the Senate prepared to cast its first floor votes on the landmark measure opening a door to citizenship for millions.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sony takes aim at Microsoft with PlayStation 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony broke out the heavy ammunition Monday against Microsoft, announcing its forthcoming PlayStation 4 will cost $399 - $100 less than the competing Xbox One.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ellsberg: Recent leaks most significant in history

KENSINGTON, Calif. (AP) - Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg calls the revelations by a government contractor on U.S. secret surveillance programs the most "significant disclosure" in the nation's history.

June 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man, wife found dead 250 miles apart

FRESNO (AP) - Police say a 40-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle in Southern California, and when officers tried to find the registered owner at a Fresno apartment they found his wife dead inside.

June 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps.

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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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