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Shoppers' habits not changed by garment plant fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Before purchasing a shirt, shoppers will run their hands over the fabric, look at the price tag and wonder how it will hold up in the washing machine. Some might even ask if it makes them look fat.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ind. financier gets 50 years for $200m swindle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana financier and former chief executive of National Lampoon convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison by a judge who told him his "deceit, greed and arrogance" had cost many of his victims their life savings and dreams of a comfortable retirement.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Notorious Macau gangster set for prison release

HONG KONG (AP) - When the notorious Macau crime boss known as Broken Tooth Koi is released from prison Saturday after serving nearly 15 years he will hardly recognize the city he terrorized in the late 1990s with a brutal gangland war.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Palestinian: new Israeli settlements a provocation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinian U.N. envoy accused Israel on Friday of carrying out "an immediate provocation" following the U.N.'s recognition of the state of Palestine by announcing the expansion of settlements which he denounced as illegal.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyo. murder-suicide happened during class

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown as authorities tried to piece together what happened.

November 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. storm brings intense rain, flood warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified, union OK test scores to judge teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with its teachers union over using state standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US government releases once-secret Watergate files

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government on Friday released more than 850 pages of once-secret documents from the Watergate political scandal, providing new insights on privileged legal conversations and prison evaluations of some burglars in the case. A federal judge had decided earlier this month to unseal some material, but other records still remain off limits.

November 30, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Possible generator tampering found at nuke plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someone may have tampered with an emergency generator at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but there was no danger because both reactors at the California coastal facility are shut down, operators said.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tennis referee murder case dismissed in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The arrest of an aging tennis referee in her husband's death was a shocker last summer. On Friday, the case took another surprise twist when prosecutors dropped the murder case against Lois Goodman.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California utility worker dies in crash in storm

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Pacific Gas & Electric employee has died after his truck crashed into a traffic signal pole as he was driving during stormy weather.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


10 state attorneys general oppose gun permit law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Attorneys general in New York and nine other states, including California, are asking U.S. Senate leaders to stop legislation that would let licensed gun owners carry concealed firearms across state lines.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


War rips apart families, neighbors in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - BEIRUT - It's at night that worries over her children hit the matriarch of the Khayyat family hardest, tormenting her as she tries to sleep.

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pressuring GOP, Obama takes his fiscal plan to Pa.

HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) - President Barack Obama argued Friday that allowing taxes to rise for the middle class would amount to a "lump of coal" for Christmas," while Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared that negotiations to surmount a looming fiscal cliff are going "almost nowhere."

November 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retailers report weak sales gains for November

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday was no match for Superstorm Sandy.

November 30, 2012 | By The 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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