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Official: 'Amazing' no one killed in train crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries.

May 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Falling yen to make Japan's goods more affordable

Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods - from cars to televisions - are going on sale.

May 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Will Boy Scouts accept gay youths?

With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.

May 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4.3 earthquake hits near Eureka

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There are no reports of damage or injuries after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California.

May 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.

May 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


$1 million in jewelry stolen near Cannes film fest

PARIS (AP) - Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around $1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials said Friday.

May 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Brief panic as blanks fired during Cannes TV show

CANNES, France (AP) - A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted Friday when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying for cover.

May 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


UPDATE: Injuries reported as Conn. commuter trains collide

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital, including five with critical injuries, Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Alaska volcano shoots ash 15,000 feet into the air

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes has shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air in an ongoing eruption that has drawn attention from a nearby community but isn't expected to threaten air traffic.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


14-year term for Calif. doc promising cancer cure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles doctor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for bilking patients out of more than $1 million by promising them that an herbal supplement she hawked could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X's grandson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds gathered Friday to remember the late grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X as mourners said Malcolm Shabazz was well on his way to cementing his own legacy.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown defends education spending in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is defending his proposal to shift some education spending to the state's neediest children.

May 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Udall tells USFS to override air tanker protest

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado is urging the U.S. Forest Service to make sure a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires.

May 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State jobless rate at 4 1/2-year low

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as the state experienced one of the sharpest drops in joblessness nationwide, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

May 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal to sell Sacramento Kings signed

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.

May 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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