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Pope gives final Sunday blessing

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter's Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery than as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

February 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Daytona willing to relocate fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Fans feeling unsafe after the horrific crash at Daytona International Speedway can change seats for NASCAR's biggest race.

February 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect sought in Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 26-year-old man was being sought Sunday as the prime suspect in a pre-dawn shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last week which led to a fiery crash that left three people dead and several others injured.

February 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HP to make Android tablet

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft's latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said Sunday.

February 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A false report of a gunman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that briefly caused a campus-wide lockdown Saturday stemmed from an electronic message sent to police, authorities said.

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


Will there be some surprises at the Oscars?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night's Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

February 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Members of 1st U.S team to top Everest reunite

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - It might be hard to conceive now, in an era of extreme sports and ultra-light equipment, but there was a time when Americans who set out to conquer mountains engaged in a pursuit that was as lonely as it was dangerous.

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


6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.

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


Governors: Looming cuts threaten economic gains

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington's protracted budget stalemate could seriously undermine the economy and stall gains made since the recession, exasperated governors said Saturday as they tried to gauge the fallout from impending federal spending cuts.

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


Kids have a ball at YMCA

Visitors to the Santa Clarita YMCA got a taste of the royal treatment Saturday night.

February 24, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Signal AP


ND school investigating fans in KKK-style hoods

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A North Dakota high school principal says appropriate action is being taken after three students briefly donned Ku Klux Klan-style white robes and hoods Friday night during a state hockey semifinal game.

February 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US joins fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department joined a lawsuit Friday against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong that alleges the former seven-time Tour de France champion concealed his use of performance-enhancing drugs and defrauded his longtime sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service.

February 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Las Vegas seen as dangerous even as crime drops

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Variously known as an adult playground and Disneyland for grown-ups, Las Vegas brands itself as a place where tourists can enjoy a sense of edginess with no real danger.

February 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans injured when car sails into fence at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At least 30 NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when a car sailed into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, and large chunks of debris - including a tire - flew into the grandstands. No fatalities were reported from the accident on the last lap of the Nationwide Series race.

February 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report of MIT gunman was a hoax

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A false report of a gunman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that briefly caused a campus-wide lockdown Saturday stemmed from an electronic message sent to police, authorities said.

February 23, 2013 | By 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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