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Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea. Said the head of the International Olympic Committee: "Russia delivered all what it had promised."

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Canada rules rink, a flame dies, an Olympics ends

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic flame was snuffed out. No chance of that for the Canadian hockey team, champions again.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kiss says it won't play at Rock HOF induction

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Kiss won't rock and roll all night - or at any point during the day, either - when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band said Sunday.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court climate case looks at EPA's power

WASHINGTON (AP) - Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Parliament boss takes presidential powers

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff - and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko's chances of a return to power.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi games end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Analysis: Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.

February 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine's Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a stunning reversal of fortune, Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko left imprisonment Saturday and spoke to a massive, adoring crowd, while her arch-foe President Viktor Yanukovych decamped to eastern Ukraine and vowed he would remain in power.

February 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian bobsled crashes in Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - One of Canada's three bobsleds has crashed during the second run of the Olympic four-man competition.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 shot during family party in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say three men and a woman were wounded in a shooting during an argument at a family party.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) - In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

February 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


At Winter Olympics, an X Games breaks out

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Without them the U.S. would have just a few gold medals, and NBC would have trouble getting the younger eyeballs it needs to justify the $775 million it spent to land the Winter Olympics.

February 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Feds: No water for Central Valley farmers

Without a lot more rain and snow, many California farmers caught in the state's drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state, federal officials announced Friday.

February 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Signal AP


Plant that recalled beef circumvented rules

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef circumvented federal inspection rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fed at times were slow to grasp crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude.

February 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man freed in jury mistake killed; suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home prices rise slightly in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California home prices rose slightly to a new 6½-year high last month as tight inventories limited sales.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of the first World Cup match, but the demonstrations largely died down before kickoff.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Militant group to march on Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl on ventilator gets diploma

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man gets 75 years in ex-wife's murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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