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Afghan leader alleges US, Taliban are colluding

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave - an allegation the top American commander in Afghanistan rejected as "categorically false."

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney's 'Oz' bewitches box office with $80M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Oz the Great and the Powerful" clicked with moviegoers.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uncle tried to save Kentucky fire victims

GRAY, Ky. (AP) - Family members say the uncle of one of the seven victims of a rural Kentucky house fire desperately tried to save them from the burning home.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP sources: Obama to name Perez for Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is close to naming Thomas Perez, a civil rights official in the Justice Department, as his choice to head the Department of Labor, two people familiar with the process say.

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Top contenders for pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the running, and history has yielded plenty of surprises. Yet several names have come up repeatedly as strong contenders. Here is a look at who they are:

March 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stroke prevention device misses key goal in study

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The future is unclear for a promising heart device aimed at preventing strokes in people at high risk of them because of an irregular heartbeat.

March 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama to unleash inner funnyman at Gridiron dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will unleash his inner funnyman when he joins political leaders and foes, journalists who cover them and media executives for a night of bipartisan satire at the 128th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner.

March 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 5 rescued from CA racing sailboat accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sailor died and five others were rescued after abandoning a racing boat that lost its steering capability and drifted to an island off Southern California, where it was broken apart by crashing waves, the Coast Guard said Saturday.

March 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuela sets April 14 for presidential election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's electoral council has set a presidential election for April 14 to choose the successor to President Hugo Chavez.

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


Hagel: Optimistic on reaching commando agreement

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes U.S. officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even as commandos face a Monday deadline to leave.

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


Senators hush-hush as they craft immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's and Sen. Charles Schumer's offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary workers and border security. In a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done.

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


Bin Laden son-in-law could yield info on al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the charismatic al-Qaida spokesman, fundraiser and son-in-law to Osama bin Laden, is likely to have a vast trove of knowledge about the terror network's central command but not much useful information about current threats or plots, intelligence officials and other experts say.

March 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Politicians look for credit in a rising economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?

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


Afghan bombers strike during US official's visit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Militants staged two suicide attacks that killed at least 19 people on Saturday, the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan. They were a fresh reminder of the challenges posed by insurgents to the U.S.-led NATO force as it hands over the country's security to the Afghans.

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


Kenya final vote total: Kenyatta has 50.03 pct

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's election commission posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country's presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03 percent of the vote.

March 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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