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High-speed ferry strikes NYC dock; dozens injured

NEW YORK (AP) - A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.

January 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg has matched his personal best at the Academy Awards: 12 nominations for his Civil War saga "Lincoln," including best picture, director and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

January 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Famous church's bells to ring for same-sex couples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.

January 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu season has Boston declaring health emergency

BOSTON (AP) - Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as flu season struck in earnest and the state reported 18 flu-related deaths so far.

January 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama Cabinet shuffle taking shape

WASHINGTON (AP) - The composition of President Barack Obama's second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president's team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama's inner circle.

January 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal in Mass. suit on pregnancy drug

BOSTON (AP) - Four sisters who claimed their breast cancer was caused by a drug their mother took during pregnancy in the 1950s reached a settlement Wednesday with Eli Lilly and Co. in the first of scores of similar claims around the country to go to trial.

January 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom who shot intruder inspires gun control foes

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia mother who shot an intruder at her home has become a small part of the roaring gun control debate, with some firearms enthusiasts touting her as a textbook example of responsible gun ownership.

January 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC crane collapses at construction site; 7 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) - With the popping of cables and the snapping of metal, a crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterfront Wednesday, injuring seven people, three of whom needed to be extricated from underneath the fallen machinery.

January 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tech delegation pressing NKorea Internet openness

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said in the country with some of the world's tightest controls on information.

January 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns, may pursue supervisor position

WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned her post on Wednesday, saying she plans to return to her native California. She is expected to run for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

January 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband extended as conservator

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband will remain the ailing actress' conservator until at least August and will have to account for her assets, a judge ruled Wednesday.

January 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California desert aquifers contain high chemical levels

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - More aquifers in the Southern California desert contain high levels of arsenic, boron, fluoride and other elements compared with the rest of the state.

January 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High tides forecast for Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forecasters say a combination of astronomical high tides, high surf and strong winds will bring minor flooding to low-lying areas of the Southern California coast this week.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Beyonce, Clarkson will perform at Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country's most patriotic songs.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tax code longer than The Bible, without good news

WASHINGTON (AP) - Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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