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Ala. town mourns for bus driver amid standoff

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - As the police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage continued Saturday, a nearby community prepared to bury the beloved bus driver who was shot to death trying to protect children on his bus when the episode began days earlier.

February 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Affleck wins top DGA honor for 'Argo'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller "Argo," further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards.

February 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus hits overpass in Boston, injuring more than 30

BOSTON (AP) - A charter bus carrying high school students from Pennsylvania crashed when it attempted to pass under a low bridge in Boston on Saturday night, injuring more than 30 people, four seriously, and leaving some trapped for more than an hour, authorities said.

February 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds watch as San Diego power plant imploded

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - In a matter of minutes, a hulking power plant that loomed over San Diego Bay since the late 1950s was demolished Saturday, to make way for a city park.

February 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay, Latino groups forge immigration alliance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As a gay Mexican immigrant living in the United States illegally, Alex Aldana acutely understands his double-minority status. Not only does he fear deportation, he can't seek citizenship by marrying a partner because the federal government doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.

February 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 snowmobilers cited for riding in CA wilderness

ARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning after citing four snowmobilers for illegally riding in a designated federal wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada.

February 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama a skeet shooter? See new White House photo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two days before President Barack Obama's first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

February 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: FAA lags on fulfilling airline safety law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Faced with substantial industry opposition, federal regulators are struggling to implement a sweeping aviation safety law enacted after the last fatal U.S. airline crash nearly four years ago, according to a report by a government watchdog.

February 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


At palace, Egypt protesters, police clash

CAIRO (AP) - Protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president hurled stones and firebombs through the gates of his palace gates on Friday, clashing with security forces who fired tear gas and water cannons, as more than a week of political violence came to Mohammed Morsi's symbolic doorstep for the first time.

February 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: 3 detained in US Embassy bombing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Turkish news report says police have detained three people in connection with the suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

February 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools.

February 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Killer mistakenly freed recaptured in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) - A convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released following a Chicago court appearance was back in custody Saturday after authorities tracked him down about 60 miles away.

February 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: US job market looks surprisingly strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. job market is proving surprisingly strong and raising hopes that the economy will be resilient enough this year to withstand a budget standoff in Washington and potentially deep cuts in federal spending.

February 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will there be another win for 'Argo' at DGA?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood's strange awards season continues with another ceremony that could firm up a big Oscar win for Ben Affleck's "Argo."

February 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Groundhog predicts early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - An end to winter's bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania's famous groundhog.

February 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON (AP) - Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 over spilled drink

BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet burials range from bottom of sea to sky above

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things to know about Sterling's legal claims

THE LIVING ROOM DEFENSE: Can something Sterling said in the privacy of his girlfriend's living room, without knowing he is being recorded and with no expectation that the comments will become public, be considered a "willful" violation of the league's bylaws. A big part of Sterling's defense is based on the idea that "a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules."

May 28, 2014 | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's response to the NBA sets him up for a legal fight | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Guardianship case for Paul Walker's daughter ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A court commissioner has dismissed a guardianship proceeding over Paul Walker's daughter after hearing about a plan that calls for the teenager to live with her mother and a nanny.

May 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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