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Islamists take hostages in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - In a desert standoff deep in the Sahara, the Algerian army ringed a natural gas complex where Islamist militants hunkered down with dozens of hostages Wednesday night after a rare attack that appeared to be the first violent shock wave from the French intervention in Mali.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

LAS VEGAS (AP) - NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to swap out the cumbersome "metal cans" that now serve as astronauts' homes in space for inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah avalanche survivor recounts experience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 43-year-old Utah woman who survived an avalanche says she felt a 'strange serenity' while trapped under the snow before she went unconscious.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jersey Shore town OKs deal to rebuild boardwalk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - The boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore and where the MTV reality show of the same name was filmed is about to be rebuilt following its destruction in Superstorm Sandy.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA grounds Dreamliners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles Coliseum fails to make rent payment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The state says the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has failed to make a $500,000 rent payment.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

WASHINGTON (AP) - An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charities worry new tax law will reduce donations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charities and nonprofit organizations are worried that new limits on tax deductions for high earners will hurt donations just as charitable giving is starting to rebound from the depths of the recession.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California temperatures warm; growers see no damage

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - With California's temperatures slowly climbing, citrus growers say they have seen little crop damage after a sixth night of very cold weather.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters free woman wedged between two buildings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free an Oregon woman who fell and became stuck in a narrow opening between two buildings Wednesday morning.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Conrad Bain of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA, Europeans uniting to send spaceship to moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth's orbit.

January 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Swartz father blames 'government' at son's funeral

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama announces sweeping gun program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

January 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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