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High court sends back Texas race-based plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.

June 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds protest Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than 800 women's rights protesters crowded into the Texas Capitol on Sunday to watch Democrats try a series of parliamentary maneuvers to stop the Republican majority from passing some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country.

June 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man completes tightrope walk near Grand Canyon

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) - Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday.

June 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High-tech gains get disabled people into workforce

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - When high school football coach Kevin Bella needs an intense, heart-to-heart with a player, he goes home and sits on his couch. That's because Bella, who is deaf, communicates with his hearing players most clearly with a new technology that brings a live sign language interpreter to his television screen. The player, on a phone elsewhere, hears the interpreter give voice to Bella's signs.

June 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nelson Mandela in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela's health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: US, India need to tackle global warming

NEW DELHI (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged fast-growing India to work with the United States on global warming before it's too late. "The irreversible climate challenge is speeding towards us, crying out for a global solution, " he said.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo

Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court has range of options on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The waiting is almost over.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. art exhibit captures deadly, dazzling snakes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A striking new photography exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences might make people scared of snakes a bit rattled, but there's no better way to appreciate these incredible creatures up close while staying out of fang's reach.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ohio air show resumes after stuntwoman, pilot die

CINCINNATI (AP) - An air show in southwestern Ohio reopened with a moment of silence Sunday, a day after a pilot and wing walker died in a horrifying, fiery crash in front of thousands of spectators.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Militants kill 10 tourists in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - At least a dozen Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death overnight a Pakistani and 10 foreign tourists, including an American, who were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful, officials said Sunday.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Snowden seeking asylum in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country of Ecuador, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Sunday.

June 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctors make progress toward 'artificial pancreas'

Doctors are reporting a major step toward an "artificial pancreas," a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.

June 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Calif. teens, mom ID'd as burning car victims

CHICO (AP) - The three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car about 90 miles north of Sacramento have been identified as two teenagers and the mother of one of the boys.

June 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker seeks to expand medical provider services

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is projected to face a shortage of as many as 17,000 doctors within two years, a problem that is especially acute in rural areas and minority communities.

June 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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