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Erin Brockovich arrested while boating in Nevada

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at Lake Mead near Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Kinky Boots' wins at feel-good Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony Award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous "Kinky Boots." But most everything about Sunday's Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.

June 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Japanese troops head to Calif. beach for training

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: NSA contract worker is surveillance source

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

June 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


At the Tony Awards, there'll be kids, high energy

NEW YORK (AP) - Talented children and high-energy musical performances will be on tap Sunday night as the Tony Awards kick off, capping a season that hasn't produced a runaway favorite show and only one starry celebrity nomination in Tom Hanks.

June 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she's done since childhood.

June 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama, Xi take a walk in the desert

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - It may not have been Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev's Cold War walk by a frozen lake.

June 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot intentionally target a U.S. citizen. He decried the revelation of that and another intelligence-gathering program as reckless.

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


Newark Mayor Booker formally joins NJ Senate race

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who formally declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Saturday, now finds himself competing in a primary against like-minded Democratic congressmen that will be decided in mid-summer, when exceptionally low voter turnout threatens his early advantage.

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


Operator in Philly collapse deaths surrenders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A heavy equipment operator with a lengthy rap sheet who is accused of being high on marijuana when a downtown building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, surrendered Saturday to face charges in the deaths, police said.

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


Heat sickens spectators at CA outdoor graduation

LOOMIS (AP) - At least 15 people suffered heat exhaustion and heat stroke at an outdoor graduation ceremony in Northern California, which saw record-breaking temperatures and conditions that posed extreme fire danger on Saturday, authorities said.

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


In 50 years, huge strides for gay-rights movement

Go back 50 years in time.

June 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Chief says Santa Monica killings were premeditated

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Police investigating why a heavily armed gunman plotted a rampage that killed four people and wounded several others were focused Saturday on how the violence began: directed at his own family.

June 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama pressed Chinese leader on cybersecurity

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama used an unusually lengthy and informal desert summit to present Chinese President Xi Jingping with detailed evidence of intellectual property theft emanating from his country, as a top U.S. official declared Saturday that cybersecurity is now at the "center of the relationship" between the world's largest economies.

June 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'One giant leap' toward a NASA Armstrong center?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Neil Armstrong's name is attached to a lunar crater, an asteroid, more than a dozen schools and a museum, but not a single NASA facility is christened in honor of the man whose "giant leap" made him the first to walk on the moon.

June 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | 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 today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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