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Surveillance debate intrudes into Obama's agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, August was supposed to be the time when a major immigration bill landed on his desk.

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Endangered species thrive on US military ranges

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. (AP) - The sign leaves no doubt about the risk in entering the steep seaside hills that North America's rarest bird calls home: "Danger. Boom. Explosives. Unexploded Ordnance and Laser Range in Use. Keep Out."

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Pacific Fleet forms task force on sex assault

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Top U.S. Navy commanders in the Asia-Pacific region have formed a task force to discuss sexual assault issues as the branch fights to stem a military-wide problem within its ranks.

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beauty queen in Utah charged with possessing bombs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors filed charges of bomb possession Friday against a recently crowned Utah beauty pageant winner.

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane crashes into Conn. homes

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely killing up to six people, authorities said.

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge in Atlanta on Friday dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.

August 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) - California truly is the Golden State this summer - golden brown - and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Postal Service had $740 million third-quarter loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service said Friday that it trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cutting hours for workers and post offices and reducing workers' compensation costs.

August 09, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because of different seatbelt configurations.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body of stranger found in SoCal backyard pool

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Residents of a Southern California home are wondering how a stranger wound up dead in the bottom of their backyard pool.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 25 percent contained

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) - Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hasan's lawyers to appeal their ordered duties

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Attorneys being forced to advise the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage were allowed to leave his trial on Friday so they could prepare an appeal arguing that the Army psychiatrist was angling for a death sentence.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Karen Black, who appeared in more than 100 films including 'Five Easy Pieces,' dead at 74

Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died in Los Angeles.

August 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Review: Google Glass could be peek at tech future

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google believes it has the perfect accessory for the next phase of technology, the mind-boggling and appearance-shifting category already being described as "wearable computing."

August 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in small plane crash near Paso Robles

TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chrome fever takes over at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US recovers jobs but comeback incomplete

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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