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UK's space age Antarctic base can slide across ice

LONDON (AP) - British researchers have unveiled a futuristic Antarctic research base that can move, sliding across the frozen surface to beat the shifting ice and pounding snow that doomed its predecessors.

February 06, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Walters hopes to return to 'The View' in 3 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters isn't "scratching too much" from chickenpox, but she says she won't be back at "The View" for three more weeks.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Conn. couple named 'longest married' in US

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - John and Ann Betar weren't supposed to get married. Her father had arranged for her to wed another man, but she and John fled Bridgeport and eloped in New York.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - The love story in this fabled desert outpost began over the phone, when he dialed the wrong number. It nearly ended with the couple's death at the hands of Islamic extremists who considered their romance "haram" - forbidden.

February 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has picked Sally Jewell, a business executive who has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation, to lead the Interior Department, the White House said Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US sues S&P over pre-crisis mortgage ratings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Standard & Poor's of refusing to warn investors that the housing market was collapsing in 2006 because it would be bad for business.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 arrested in bath salts bust

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Three men have been arrested for distributing illegal bath salts at head shops in what authorities say is the first criminal case in California involving the sale of the synthetic drug.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tour bus crash death toll rises to 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Elvira Garcia Jimenez, a 40-year-old doctor at a Tijuana, Mexico, hospital, brought along her mother and her teenage son on a day trip to a Southern California ski resort with a tight knit group of her co-workers.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French may start leaving Mali in March

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - French troops may start pulling out of their anti-extremist operation in Mali as early as next month, handing over to a still-developing African force.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Ala. man was in 'firefight' with SWAT agents

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

NEW YORK (AP) - They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Post Office to stop delivering Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, than previously believed.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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American wins Boston marathon

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego won the men's race in the Boston Marathon Monday, giving the city its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Easter morning delivery for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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