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Pa. gay couple marries as county defies state ban

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - At least five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county that is defying a state ban on such unions.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Train derails in Spain, dozens feared dead

MADRID (AP) - A train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke rose into the air. Dozens were feared dead, with possibly even more injured.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Detroit bankruptcy tests state pension protections

As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to thousands of retirees for the sake of its present city services?

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground - the mobile computing market.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It's about as American as apple pie.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Weiner rejects calls to drop NYC mayoral bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his campaign for mayor Wednesday, brushing off growing calls for him to drop out over a newly disclosed round of raunchy exchanges with a woman online.

July 24, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Royal baby gets name of George

LONDON (AP) - His Royal Highness has a name.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas psych hospital docked by accrediting agency

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas mental health agency that came under scrutiny amid allegations that discharged patients were improperly bused out of state has received a demerit from an independent accrediting organization.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vegas tourism agency gets in on royal baby hype

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City tourism managers are banking on the new royal baby taking after his Las Vegas-loving uncle.

July 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Royal baby enjoys privacy for now

LONDON (AP) - After the frenzy and the flashguns, Britain's new royal baby and his parents spent Wednesday out of the media spotlight. But for how long?

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Use of force incidents rise in LA County jails

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reports given to Los Angeles County board supervisors show use of force on jail inmates has increased during the first half of this year.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Coroner: Texas roller coaster victim fell 75 feet

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A coroner says the passenger killed while riding a Texas roller coaster was ejected from her seat and plummeted about 75 feet before striking a metal beam.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cop who leaked bombing suspect photos disciplined

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden has document to enter Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was given a document on Wednesday that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia, a state news agency said.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jerry Brown approval dips slightly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.

July 24, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yosemite National Park rescue caught on video

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon school

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


CIA disciplines 15 officers in harassment cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Subway strike suspended in Sao Paulo, may hit Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California teacher tenure law unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


People hiring photographers to shoot everyday life

When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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