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Hugo Chavez's allies re-elect legislative chief

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Allies of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez on Saturday chose to keep the same National Assembly president - a man who could be in line to step in as a caretaker leader in some circumstances.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Salvors ready Shell drill ship for tow attempt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC will try to move its grounded drill ship out of the worst of the North Pacific's fury with a towing attempt when conditions allow.

January 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama wants action on government's borrowing limit

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the "fiscal cliff," but warned that he "will not compromise" over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling.

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


Photo of teen princess-to-be Diana set for auction

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) - A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales, with a young friend seated beside her, will be featured in an auction this month in New Hampshire.

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


Missoni scion on plane missing in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Rescue crews used boats and aircraft on Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared off Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy's iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 dead after Colo. standoff

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A gunman barricaded inside his Colorado home fired shots at police from a second-story window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults, authorities said.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun shows cancel after Newtown shootings

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Four gun shows, all about an hour's drive from Newtown, Conn., all canceled.

January 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama may round out natl. security team next week

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama may round out his new national security leadership team next week, with a nomination for defense secretary expected and a pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency possible.

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


Oakland's police woes and crime surged in 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sadness and frustration washed over many who stood before 131 white wooden crosses planted outside a church in memory of the city's homicide victims last year.

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


Infantry now shut to women; do they want it open?

WASHINGTON (AP) - If or when the Pentagon lets women become infantry troops - the country's front-line warfighters - how many women will want to?

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


Strong earthquake shakes parts of Alaska, Canada

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.

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


FBI: Man uses fake explosives to rob Ariz. banks

PHOENIX (AP) - Federal authorities said Friday that they're searching for a man who robbed one bank in the Phoenix metropolitan area and tried to rob two others using fake bombs.

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


Talk of GOP primaries follows 'fiscal cliff' vote

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.

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


'McDreamy' says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain

SEATTLE (AP) - "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey may be the real "McSteamy."

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


American Eagle pilot fails alcohol test, suspended

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An American Eagle pilot was suspended after failing a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly on Friday from Minneapolis to New York City, authorities said.

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


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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