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US unemployment below 8 pct, first time since 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Barack Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Environmental activist to serve out sentence in UT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental activist who disrupted an oil and gas auction for land near Utah's national parks will finish out the final six months of a federal sentence at a Salt Lake City halfway house.

October 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Honda recalls 2002-2006 CR-V for fire risk

DETROIT (AP) - Honda Motor Co. is recalling CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years because an electrical switch in the driver's side door could melt and cause a fire.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria vows to 'crush' rebels, launches new attacks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's military will "crush" armed rebels, President Bashar Assad's defense minister warned Saturday, as the regime shelled rebel positions in two cities and near the Lebanese border in a widening offensive.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 US troops, 2 Afghan policemen killed in fighting

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Insurgents on Saturday killed two American troops in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the U.S. military said.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

KEENE, Calif. (AP) - Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: California's gas prices top all-time high

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a record, though just barely. The price of gasoline hit an all-time average high in California of $4.6140 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.

October 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 terror suspects from UK appear in US courts

NEW YORK (AP) - An extremist Egyptian-born preacher entered a U.S. courtroom Saturday for the first time to face multiple terrorism charges, complaining that his prosthetic hooks, medication and special shoes were taken away from him. The preacher was one of five terror defendants rounded up in Britain and extradited overnight to the U.S.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Private space station delivery to launch Sunday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station.

October 06, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congressman says evolution from 'pit of hell'

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

October 06, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Meningitis death toll rises to 7

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven.

October 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sandusky jurors hoping for life sentence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting several boys over a period of years.

October 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


425-pound man arrested in attempted kidnapping

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Ana police say they've arrested a 425-pound gang member who allegedly tried to kidnap a 10-year-old boy who was on his way to soccer practice.

October 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada mountain lions migrating to California

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A seven-year study shows many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward to take up residence in California.

October 06, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


North Korean soldier defects to South Korea across border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol, officials said.

October 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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