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5 dead, including child, in Pa. helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) - A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Spanish train crash driver charged

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) - The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed killing 79 people was provisionally charged Sunday with multiple cases of negligent homicide.

July 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope draws one of largest papal Masses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - An estimated 3 million people poured onto Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday for the final Mass of Pope Francis' historic trip to his home continent, cheering the first Latin American pope in one of the biggest turnouts for a papal Mass in recent history.

July 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Youth pastor, wife, chaperone died in bus crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The youth pastor of an Indianapolis church and his pregnant wife were among the three who died in Saturday's bus crash, a church leader said.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boats ply NY river in search for missing best man

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Search boats plied the Hudson River on Sunday for any sign of the planned best man in a wedding who fell into the water after a speedboat carrying members of a bridal party crashed near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Electronic monitoring bracelets go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender's whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that are often nothing more sinister than a dead battery, lost satellite contact or someone arriving home late from work.

July 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bloodshed in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - Security forces and armed men clashed with supporters of Egypt's ousted president early Saturday, killing at least 65 people in mayhem that underscored an increasingly heavy hand against protests demanding Mohammed Morsi's return to office.

July 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


America remembers Korean War veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six decades after the Korean War ended, President Barack Obama said Saturday that American veterans deserved a better homecoming from a war-weary nation and that their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic South Korea.

July 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defendant added to lawsuit over teen's suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another classmate of the 15-year-old girl who killed herself after being sexually abused while passed out by three teen boys has been added to the families' lawsuit.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) - Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with "After Midnight" and Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Call Me the Breeze," has died. He was 74.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge deliberates in GI's WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge is deliberating the fate of an Army private accused of aiding the enemy by engineering a high-volume leak of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California's agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 die in Florida standoff

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said.

July 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fremont police to offer pay-to-stay jail program

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California police department is offering an alternative for inmates who might actually want to pay for their stay in jail.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat - more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese - comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.

July 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Cleveland officers indicted in deadly car chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


For GOP, which Reagan legacy is right for 2016?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Jesus Christ Superstar' cancels American tour

NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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