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Pa. gay couple marries as county defies state ban

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - At least five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county that is defying a state ban on such unions.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derails in Spain, dozens feared dead

MADRID (AP) - A train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke rose into the air. Dozens were feared dead, with possibly even more injured.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Detroit bankruptcy tests state pension protections

As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to thousands of retirees for the sake of its present city services?

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground - the mobile computing market.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It's about as American as apple pie.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Weiner rejects calls to drop NYC mayoral bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his campaign for mayor Wednesday, brushing off growing calls for him to drop out over a newly disclosed round of raunchy exchanges with a woman online.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Royal baby gets name of George

LONDON (AP) - His Royal Highness has a name.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas psych hospital docked by accrediting agency

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas mental health agency that came under scrutiny amid allegations that discharged patients were improperly bused out of state has received a demerit from an independent accrediting organization.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas tourism agency gets in on royal baby hype

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City tourism managers are banking on the new royal baby taking after his Las Vegas-loving uncle.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Royal baby enjoys privacy for now

LONDON (AP) - After the frenzy and the flashguns, Britain's new royal baby and his parents spent Wednesday out of the media spotlight. But for how long?

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Use of force incidents rise in LA County jails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reports given to Los Angeles County board supervisors show use of force on jail inmates has increased during the first half of this year.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner: Texas roller coaster victim fell 75 feet

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cop who leaked bombing suspect photos disciplined

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden has document to enter Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was given a document on Wednesday that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia, a state news agency said.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jerry Brown approval dips slightly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) - Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out "Not one more," a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine vows to punish rebels who downed plane

NOVOHANNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Condor makes rare flight to Northern California

PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) - A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn't been seen in more than a century.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bluegrass legend Stanley to perform in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The old farm boy who used to raise cattle in a place called Big Spraddle Creek says at age 87, he doesn't even raise a garden.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emboldened House conservatives planning next steps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives emboldened by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing loss to a tea party-backed upstart are pledging to capitalize on their newfound political strength.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obamas kick off long weekend in California

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama is spending a long Father's Day weekend in the California desert oasis of Rancho Mirage.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Athlete from Fiji killed in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A runner from Fiji was killed in a gang shooting in Northern California just weeks before he was set to attend a Louisiana university on a track scholarship, friends and authorities said.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll dead at 82

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: More US can do to help Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon in the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colorful, befeathered dancers, Obama declared that there was more the U.S. could do to help Native Americans.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex transit cop cries as he recalls fatal shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Northern California transit officer cried on the witness stand Friday while describing how he shot and killed an unarmed man on a train station platform more than five years ago.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McCourt testifies in Dodger Stadium beating case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt testified Friday in a lawsuit filed over a severe beating at Dodger Stadium that he wasn't personally involved in security matters at the venue but did suggest a fan code of conduct.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston, LA, SFC and DC in running for 2024 Games

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netherlands thrashes Spain in World Cup opener

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for its 2010 loss in the World Cup final.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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