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Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress returns for short pre-election session

WASHINGTON (AP) - When lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating "fiscal cliff" in January. Yet Congress is expected to do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

CHICAGO (AP) - City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed negotiations on a contract that appeared close to being resolved over the weekend before the union announced both sides were too far apart to prevent the district's first strike in 25 years.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.

September 10, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made a personal visit to the Texas installation on Sunday.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Number of visitors to Pa. Flight 93 memorial grows

PITTSBURGH (AP) - More and more people are visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural western Pennsylvania, authorities say, and new construction is scheduled to begin next year.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the fourth anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$10K reward offered in Douglas County killing

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of a Minnesota man whose body was found in a remote area of Nevada's Douglas County.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq's fugitive VP to hang; 92 die in violence

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 92 people in one of the deadliest days this year.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hiker dies on Palm Springs trail

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A hiker has died and another one suffered severe dehydration after they were found in a rugged canyon south of Palm Springs.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Metrolink victims claim inadequate compensation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash approaches, many survivors say a federal liability cap has left them inadequately compensated.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red Flag warning in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire officials say a change in the weather could make things more difficult for the thousands of firefighters who are battling wildfires burning across California.

September 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 killed as car slams into Studio City pizzeria

STUDIO CITY (AP) - Authorities say a car has crashed into a pizzeria in Studio City, killing three people and triggering a blaze.

September 09, 2012 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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