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Egyptian army takes over security ahead of vote

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced.

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


AIG sells 90 pct of plane leasing unit for $5.28B

NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. on Sunday said it will sell up to 90 percent of its airplane leasing unit, International Lease Finance Corp., to a Chinese investor group for approximately $5.28 billion.

December 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: 8-year-old girl among dead in shootings

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in California have confirmed a fifth death in a shooting of tribal members on an Indian reservation.

December 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


McAfee wants to return to US, 'normal life'

BACALAR, Mexico (AP) - Software company founder John McAfee said Sunday he wants to return to the United States and "settle down to whatever normal life" he can.

December 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Democrats want jobless benefits in 'cliff' deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas.

December 10, 2012 | By The Associated PRess | Signal AP


Egypt opposition urges more protests

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's opposition said Sunday it will keep up protests against a referendum on a disputed draft constitution but stopped short of advocating either a boycott or a "no" vote less than a week before the ballot.

December 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Boehner meet to discuss 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impending "fiscal cliff," the first meeting between just the two leaders since they both won re-election.

December 10, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romanian exit polls: center-left gov't wins vote

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania's center-left government won a clear victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, according to exit polls. The result could inflame the personal rivalry between the nation's top two officials and bring yet more political upheaval.

December 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chavez faces new cancer battle, surgery in Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was heading back to Cuba on Sunday for a third cancer surgery after naming his vice president as his choice to lead the country if the illness cuts short his presidency.

December 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican allies while laying the groundwork to seek payback at the polls.

December 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane believed to be singer's found in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said.

December 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pea soup fog makes San Joaquin Valley notorious

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Some fog creeps in poetically on little cat feet through the Golden Gate. And then there is the prosaic fog of California's San Joaquin Valley that erupts from the soil in certain wintry conditions to put a stranglehold on the region.

December 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Skyfall,' 'Guardians' duel for box-office win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Bond is in a box-office photo finish with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny over what looks to be the last slow weekend of the holidays.

December 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obamas attend annual holiday concert in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - An annual holiday concert attended by President Barack Obama and his family includes something non-traditional this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY.

December 09, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Same-sex couples begin getting married in WA

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Same-sex couples in Washington state began reciting wedding vows early Sunday morning, just minutes into the first day they could marry after the state's gay marriage law took effect.

December 09, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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