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Anger at Australian radio station over royal hoax

LONDON (AP) - It started out as a joke, but ended in tragedy.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Walking Dead' wins game of the year at Spike VGAs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Walking Dead: The Game" took a bite out of the Spike Video Game Awards.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lupus forces singer Toni Braxton into LA hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA to allow more meat, grains in school lunches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


University of California introduces new logo

OAKLAND (AP) - After 144 years with the same logo, the University of California has decided it's time for a new look.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Typhoon may hit Philippines again

NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) - A typhoon that had left the Philippines after killing nearly 600 people and leaving hundreds missing in the south has made a U-turn and is now threatening the country's northwest, officials said Saturday.

December 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NY mostly ignored reports warning of superstorm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge; overwhelming flooding; swamped subway lines; widespread power outages. The Rockaway peninsula was deemed among the "most at risk."

December 08, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Washington could become pot source for neighbors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot users. Sure, you can go over to Washington state to "smoke some weed," a police advisory states, but you might get arrested for driving under the influence if you're pulled over coming home, even if you're on a bike.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN conference adopts extension of Kyoto accord

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries, but will only cover about 15 percent of global emissions.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rolling Stones hit NY for 50th anniversary gig

NEW YORK (AP) - "Time Waits for No One," the Rolling Stones sang in 1974, but lately it's seemed like that grizzled quartet does indeed have some sort of exemption from the ravages of time.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US consumer borrowing rises to record $2.75T

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans swiped their credit cards more often in October and borrowed more to attend school and buy cars. The increases drove U.S. consumer debt to an all-time high.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) - It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Customs seizes rubber ducks for chemical safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Southern California have seized nearly 36,000 Chinese rubber ducks that contain levels of a chemical that may be unhealthful for children.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama asks Congress for $60.4B in Sandy aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. It's a disaster whose cost is rivaled only by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2005 Hurricane that devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

December 08, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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