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UPDATE: One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: Still differences in Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their weight to try to narrow the gap.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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