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Snowden says he's not hiding from justice

HONG KONG (AP) - The former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs said in a new interview in Hong Kong on Wednesday that he is not attempting to hide from justice here but hopes to use the city as a base to reveal wrongdoing.

June 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress briefed on US surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefing Tuesday that the government's years-long collection of phone records and Internet usage is necessary for protecting Americans - and does not trample on their privacy rights.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope confirms 'gay lobby' at work at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that appears to confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Castro pleads not guilty in Ohio kidnappings

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday to hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping.

June 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Monica gunman was mentally evaluated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Santa Monica gunman who killed five people last week was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation in 2006 after police found bomb-making materials at his home.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Grandma, 72, shoots at intruder, misses in Calif.

STANTON, Calif. (AP) - A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at - and narrowly missed - a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

June 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Google tries to loosen PRISM muzzle

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June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


90-year-old lobsterman survives sinking off Maine

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) - A 90-year-old lobsterman is eager to get back on the water after surviving the sinking of his boat by swimming to a nearby island through the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. judge overturns jury death sentence

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A San Joaquin County judge has overturned a jury's decision to send a man to death row in the slaying of his prison cellmate - the second time he was convicted of killing a cellmate.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Boiler room explosion rattles Calif. high school

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion Tuesday in the boiler room of a Southern California high school gymnasium briefly lifted up the building's roof, damaging the structure but causing no major injuries.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices soar in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices rose in May at the fastest annual clip in nearly nine years as investors and cash purchasers competed for a thin supply of properties for sale, a research firm said Tuesday.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clashes in Istanbul extend into night in Taksim

ISTANBUL (AP) - Protesters and Turkey's prime minister both refused to back down Tuesday in what could become the final battle for Istanbul's Taksim Square, the symbol of nationwide grievances against his government.

June 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


State employees to receive raises in proposed deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - About 95,000 state employees could be in line for a 4.5 percent pay raise as part of a tentative three-year agreement reached Tuesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and California's largest public employee union.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. DA orders prosecutors to disclose evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County district attorney has issued special directives to prosecutors to hand over to defendants evidence on peace officers and government-employed expert witnesses in criminal cases.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mali manual suggests al-Qaida feared weapon

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class.

June 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Truck drivers plan 2-day strike at area ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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