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Jesse Jackson Jr., wife agree to plead guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs.

February 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amputee Olympic star Pistorius charged in slaying

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer's Olympics.

February 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eurozone recession deepens as Germany falters

BERLIN (AP) - It was only a matter of time. With many of its debt-ridden euro partners in recession, Germany could only swim against the tide for so long.

February 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Obama accused Republicans of playing politics with national security during wartime, and Democrats vowed to revive the nomination after Congress' weeklong break.

February 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US Airways lands $11 billion merger with American

DALLAS (AP) - US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.

February 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

LAS VEGAS (AP) - One Las Vegas shooting range was selling "take a shot at love" packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another offered wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition belts. And a third invited lovebirds to renew their vows and shoot a paper cutout zombie in the face.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NKorea to face sanctions for nuke, but China key

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For the past decade, the world's most powerful nations have turned to sanctions in an attempt to punish North Korea for a series of rocket launches and nuclear tests. Their stated goal: to stop North Korea's march toward acquiring an arsenal of nuclear-armed long-range missiles.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NKorea to face sanctions for nuke, but China key

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For the past decade, the world's most powerful nations have turned to sanctions in an attempt to punish North Korea for a series of rocket launches and nuclear tests. Their stated goal: to stop North Korea's march toward acquiring an arsenal of nuclear-armed long-range missiles.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-LA cop hostage story renews manhunt questions

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Karen and Jim Reynolds say they came face to face with fugitive Christopher Dorner, not on a snow-covered mountain trail, but inside their cabin-style condo.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In Timbuktu, al-Qaida left behind a manifesto

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - In their hurry to flee last month, al-Qaida fighters left behind a crucial document: Tucked under a pile of papers and trash is a confidential letter, spelling out the terror network's strategy for conquering northern Mali and reflecting internal discord over how to rule the region.

February 14, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California opens $24M prison mental health center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California opened a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates on Thursday as state corrections officials used the occasion to push for ending federal oversight of that aspect of prison operations.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Audit questions NASA's plan for former rocket site

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - NASA has agreed to an "excessive and unnecessarily costly cleanup" of a former rocket test facility near Los Angeles that was the site of a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, the space agency's watchdog said Thursday.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Melrose' actress gets 3 years for deadly NJ crash

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A former "Melrose Place" actress who was drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, infuriating the victim's relatives, who had hoped for the 10-year maximum.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiffany sues Costco over engagement rings

NEW YORK (AP) - A Tiffany & Co. subsidiary is suing Costco, claiming the wholesale club operator has been selling engagement rings wrongly labeled "Tiffany" rings.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'What to Expect' daughter Emma Bing gives birth

NEW YORK (AP) - Emma Bing, the inspiration for the pregnancy bible "What to Expect When You're Expecting," has given birth in Los Angeles to a boy.

February 14, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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