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Southern California wildfire threatening cabins

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are making slow progress against a 4-square-mile wildfire threatening dozens of vacation homes in the Southern California desert.

July 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes in Egypt leave 54 dead

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military's ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 51 protesters and three members of the security forces dead, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood's political party for all-out rebellion against the army.

July 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Matt is latest Krause to win pit spitting contest

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) - A Krause has again won the annual cherry pit spitting contest in southwestern Michigan.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Riverside County deputies kill motorist

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Authorities have killed a motorist who allegedly hit the gas and drove toward a Riverside County sheriff's deputy.

July 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane slow in approach at SF airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway. What they don't yet know is whether the pilot's inexperience with the type of aircraft and at San Francisco's airport played a role.

July 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Procession brings home fallen Ariz. firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time on Sunday, their bodies traveling in individual white hearses in a somber caravan for 125 miles through Arizona cities and towns.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


40 still missing in deadly Canada rail crash, fire

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) - About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they're able to reach the hardest-hit areas. Worries remained over the status of two oil-filled train cars.

July 08, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Official probes if rescuers ran over crash victim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pilots of Asiana Flight 214 were flying too slowly as they approached San Francisco airport, triggering a warning that the jetliner could stall, and they tried to abort the landing but crashed barely a second later, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. The airline said the pilot at the controls had little experience flying that type of plane.

July 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt overthrow shakes Islamists in the region

CAIRO (AP) - The military's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's fall from power in Egypt have sent Islamist parties around the region scrambling to preserve gains made in the Middle East and North Africa as a result of the Arab Spring uprisings.

July 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP IMPACT: MIA work 'acutely dysfunctional'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fervent foes devote their lives to fracking fight

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) - Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant, clean-burning source of fuel close to power-hungry cities. But for all its political clout and financial prowess, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctor: At least 2 paralyzed in SF plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers' seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Condoms for state's prisoners?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled.

July 07, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy, 2, dies, bringing central Pa. fire toll to 7

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy critically injured in a July 4 house fire died Saturday, officials said, becoming the sixth member of his family to die in the blaze.

July 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 dead in SF crash found outside jet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto the runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire, forcing many to escape by sliding down the emergency inflatable slides and into a trail of metal debris as flames tore through the plane.

July 07, 2013 | By 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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