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Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - He was many things to the Cambodia he helped navigate through half a century of war and genocide - revered independence hero, ruthless monarch and prime minister, communist collaborator, eccentric playboy, avid filmmaker.

October 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect called upbeat after UNH student's killing

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - An actor and martial arts instructor accused of killing a female University of New Hampshire student last week was upbeat and described his life as "really good" three days after the woman's death, an acquaintance said Monday.

October 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli parliament dissolves for early election

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel officially opened its election season on Monday as parliament dissolved itself and scheduled a vote for January, plunging the country into a vicious, three-month political campaign.

October 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hulk Hogan sues friend, gossip site over sex tape

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc jockey, the DJ's ex-wife and a gossip website Monday, several months after a sex tape involving Hogan and the woman was posted online.

October 15, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Solyndra asks judge to approve reorganization plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The failed solar power company Solyndra LLC is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to confirm its proposed reorganization plan over objections from government attorneys.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. bank exec sought bath salts help from police

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bank executive who says he was beaten by a pair of Los Angeles police officers during a bizarre incident sought help from police in a neighboring city two days earlier because he had taken bath salts.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UCLA professor wins Nobel for economics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rumpled, sleepy and bemused, a professor in California awoke Monday to the news that he had won the highest honor in economics - the Nobel Memorial Prize.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court will hear Arizona case on voter registration

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in UK for care

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Landmark mosque in Aleppo burned in fighting

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered on Monday immediate repairs to a historic mosque in the city of Aleppo, a move likely aimed at containing Muslim outrage after fierce fighting between rebels and regime forces set parts of the mosque on fire over the weekend.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. retail sales jumped 1.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Taping of NBC's 'Fashion Star' halted by picketers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Union picketing has brought a temporary halt to second-season production of the NBC reality show "Fashion Star."

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


China's inflation eases, giving room for stimulus

BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation eased further in September, giving the government more room to stimulate the country's slowing economy.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


At CDC, scientists fight to halt a deadly outbreak

ATLANTA (AP) - Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.

October 15, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous, study says

CHICAGO (AP) - Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.

October 15, 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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