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Tag reveals winter movements of Puget Sound orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-doping officials want Armstrong under oath

A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn't enough.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy more American products

NEW YORK (AP) - Why wait on Washington when there's Wal-Mart?

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold still threatens crops in West but it's easing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Detroit police say son hoped to resurrect father

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a man arrested in the theft of his father's corpse had hoped the body would return to life.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agent: Car-bomb suspect sincere, spelled out plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - By the late summer of 2010, an Oregon terrorism suspect told confidants that everyone around him was letting him down.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATED: NY OK's first state gun law since Newtown massacre

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher sues; says she fears young children

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

January 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Facebook unveils social search feature

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature on Tuesday in the company's first staged event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters since its May initial public offering.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu poses risk to all ages; 100 children die each year

NEW YORK (AP) - Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in children so far this winter - one of the worst tolls this early in the year since health officials began keeping track.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Grammy nods show Anthony Hamilton still relevant

ATLANTA (AP) - When Anthony Hamilton released his fifth album in December 2011, it didn't receive the same amount of attention his previous efforts did.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio ex-teacher sues, says she fears young kids

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandy aid package moving toward House votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House began debate Tuesday on a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeast lawmakers hoped could be approved despite attempts by fiscal conservatives to eliminate unrelated projects and to gain offsetting spending cuts to cover the costs of the bill. Amendments offered by opponents of full funding set up a faceoff as the House moved toward votes on the emergency spending package, with Northeast lawmakers in both parties eager to provide recovery aid for one of the worst storms ever to strike the region.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


JPMorgan told to fix oversight tied to $6B loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been ordered to take steps to correct poor risk management that led to a surprise trading loss last year of more than $6 billion.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

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


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

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


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

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


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

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


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