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US soldier to face victims of Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington (AP) - Staff Sgt. Robert Bales felt "inadequate as a soldier and as a man" when he left his remote post in Afghanistan in the middle of the night last year and attacked two mud-walled villages, gunning down men, screaming children and elderly women, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Georgia school suspect had assault rifle

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's official says a gunman carrying an assault rifle fired shots into the air outside an Atlanta-area elementary school and was taken into custody a short time later.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mosquitoes are worse this summer in parts of U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual.

August 20, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2nd death in Vegas crash that killed CHP officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A brother-in-law has died of injuries he received when he and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer tried to stop a man from stealing the officer's pickup truck from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino valet stand, authorities said Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US military judge deliberating Manning's sentence

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge began deliberating Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's sentence Tuesday for disclosing reams of classified information through WikiLeaks.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury selection begins for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Jury selection is underway in the sentencing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians during raids on two villages last year.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) - Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and conman, has died. He was 87.

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UK defends detention of journalist's partner

LONDON (AP) - The British government defended the detention of a journalist's partner for nine hours at Heathrow Airport, saying Tuesday that it was right to stop anyone suspected of possessing "highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism."

August 20, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. seeks judge's OK to force-feed inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California prison officials with the backing of a federal health care receiver are seeking court permission to force-feed inmates who have been participating in a hunger strike that is entering its seventh week.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor asks judge to give Manning 60 years

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend 60 years in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SoCal man faces charges in fatal stabbings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of two homeless men whose bodies were discovered near a Glendora car wash last week.

August 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High-speed rail signs contract for initial section

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The agency in charge of California's high-speed rail project has signed a nearly $1 billion contract to start work on the first 30 miles of track in the Central Valley, just as a judge's order is casting doubt on the project's future.

August 19, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kidnap suspect leaves money to victim's family

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who died in a shootout with FBI agents after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and brother named a member of the victims' family as his life insurance beneficiary, a spokesman for the man's family said Monday.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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