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Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard said Tuesday that about 7,000 gallons of crude oil were unaccounted for aboard a leaking barge that had rammed a railroad bridge near Vicksburg on the Mississippi River, which remained closed for a third day as crews slowly pumped out oil.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


RIM changes its name to BlackBerry

NEW YORK (AP) - After lengthy delays, Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled its first two phones with the new BlackBerry 10 system. The Q10 will have a physical keyboard, while the Z10 has only a touch-screen keyboard. RIM says it will also change its name to BlackBerry to maintain a single brand. It will have the ticker symbol "BBRY" on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Giffords appeals for tougher gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan faces changed world after prison

CHICAGO (AP) - When former Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years for corruption, he will return to a life altered by personal tragedy and to a state altered by his and his successor's legacy of corruption.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt army chief warns state could collapse

PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) - Residents of this Mediterranean coastal city burying their dead from Egypt's wave of political violence vented their fury at Egypt's Islamist president and the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday, demanding his ouster and virtually declaring a revolt against his rule, as the head of the military warned Egypt may collapse under the weight of its turmoil.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico's new president mostly mum on drug violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two months after President Enrique Pena Nieto took office promising to reduce violent crime, the killings linked to Mexico's drug cartels continue unabated.

January 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN, experts poised to confirm any NKorean blast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - With North Korea appearing set to detonate an atomic device, the U.N. agency that detected two previous tests says it is prepared to confirm an explosion when it takes place. But experts say it might be difficult to establish whether the blast is nuclear in nature.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel supports nuclear arms cuts, then elimination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel, the likely next secretary of defense, would be the first to enter the Pentagon having publicly advocated for sharply reducing the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly without equivalent cuts by Russia. He supports an international movement called Global Zero that favors eliminating all nuclear weapons.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wash. vows to try to keep weed in state, but how?

SEATTLE (AP) - So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state's legal pot within its borders.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace envoy says Syria is 'being destroyed'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The international envoy to Syria told the Security Council on Tuesday that "Syria is being destroyed bit by bit" and his mediation effort cannot go forward unless the council unites to push the Syrian government and opposition forces toward some compromise.

January 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hostess set to announce bidder for Twinkies

NEW YORK (AP) - The indestructible Twinkie appears to be one step closer to a comeback.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Scientific plans job cuts, 4Q tops St. view

Boston Scientific is cutting up to 1,000 more jobs as it deals with a new medical device tax from the U.S. health care overhaul, limited growth prospects in certain markets and pressure to cut prices on its products in other countries.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steinberg issues statement on gun bill

(Sacramento) – Following today's joint informational hearing by the California Senate and Assembly Committees on Public Safety, California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg releases the following statement:

January 29, 2013 | Source: Office of Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem of the California Senate | Signal AP


Is flag football ahead for NFL?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Players on both Super Bowl teams say they are confused about when a hit is legal by NFL standards.

January 29, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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