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Catholic hospital takes surprise stance in lawsuit

DENVER (AP) - It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: ACatholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not, under state law, human beings.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Postal Service honors Rosa Parks with new stamp

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of people, including some of Michigan's political elite, gathered Monday to celebrate the late Rosa Parks on what would have been her 100th birthday by unveiling a postage stamp in her honor steps from the Alabama bus on which she stared down segregation nearly 60 years ago.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama stands firm on gun control despite long odds

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA teacher charged with child molestation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles middle school teacher has been arrested and charged for allegedly molesting three teenage girls.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


7 dead in tour bus crash were man, boy, 5 women

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) - Coroner's officials say the seven people killed when a tour bus crashed with two vehicles on a mountain highway in Southern California were five women, a man and a boy.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. AG sues BP over Arco storage tanks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and prosecutors in eight counties are suing oil company BP over alleged environmental violations involving the underground storage tanks at hundreds of Arco stations.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge upholds removal of Calif. oyster farm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday denied a Northern California oyster farm's request to have its removal from Point Reyes National Seashore overturned, and ruled against allowing it to continue doing business in the park while its lawsuit is being heard in court.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama signs bill averting government default

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government's borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation's debt until later this year.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Boy safe, abductor dead after standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the boy's abductor dead, officials said Monday.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$5M award upheld against California prison guard union

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a damage award of nearly $5 million against the union that represents most California prison guards.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. college basketball coach, fiance found dead

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A college basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death in a car at their upscale condominium complex in Southern California, and authorities say they have no motive or suspects in the killing.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Bus passenger describes terror before Calif. crash

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) - A runaway bus careened down a mountain road without brakes and the driver called out to passengers to phone 911 before a violent crash with two other vehicles that killed eight people and injured dozens of others, a surviving passenger said Monday.

February 04, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ed Koch's coffin exits to 'New York, New York'

NEW YORK (AP) - Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Skydiver fell faster than thought

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought when he jumped from 24 miles up.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Truck drivers plan 2-day strike at area ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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