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World warm last year, but not like record US heat

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the U.S. was smashing heat marks last year, the world as a whole barely slipped into the top 10 hottest years on record, two American science agencies said Tuesday.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Energy drinks sending people to ER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. girl snatched at school found barefoot in park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A passer-by found an abducted 5-year-old girl huddled beneath a playground slide in the pre-dawn cold Tuesday, nearly 20 hours after a stranger claiming to be her mother signed her out of her Philadelphia elementary school under the guise of taking her to breakfast.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching the nation's most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in last month's massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tag reveals winter movements of Puget Sound orcas

SEATTLE (AP) - Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-doping officials want Armstrong under oath

A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn't enough.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy more American products

NEW YORK (AP) - Why wait on Washington when there's Wal-Mart?

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


House approves $50.7 billion in superstorm aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.

January 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold still threatens crops in West but it's easing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Detroit police say son hoped to resurrect father

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a man arrested in the theft of his father's corpse had hoped the body would return to life.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agent: Car-bomb suspect sincere, spelled out plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - By the late summer of 2010, an Oregon terrorism suspect told confidants that everyone around him was letting him down.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATED: NY OK's first state gun law since Newtown massacre

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition.

January 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher sues; says she fears young children

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

January 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Facebook unveils social search feature

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature on Tuesday in the company's first staged event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters since its May initial public offering.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu poses risk to all ages; 100 children die each year

NEW YORK (AP) - Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in children so far this winter - one of the worst tolls this early in the year since health officials began keeping track.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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