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Egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest

CAIRO (AP) - Three of the most prominent secular activists involved in Egypt's 2011 revolution were convicted Sunday of holding a rally without authorization and attacking police officers, receiving three-year prison terms and hefty fines in the first use of a controversial new law.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel

CHICAGO (AP) - Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Online shopping popular, but won't save season

ATLANTA (AP) - More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO (AP) - A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal battery plant to reduce arsenic health risk

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California battery recycling plant has been told to reduce the health risk from arsenic it's spewing into the air.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They invite camera crews into their homes in the hopes of high ratings, endorsement deals and a taste of fame. Yet for some reality television stars, their notoriety brings some unexpected grief from tax collectors or pricey court cases.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge orders hospital to keep girl on support

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a California hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing in action during the Korean War, his remains were returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los Angeles International Airport before dawn Friday.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study backs pets as presents, but holdouts remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father saw son killed by LA police on live TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A father who saw his son killed by Los Angeles police on live television has filed a $20 million claim with the city.

December 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.

December 20, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Administration names SoCal manufacturing zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dog in hero cat video euthanized

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No end yet to salmonella outbreak tied to chicken

WASHINGTON (AP) - An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn't run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down

IRWINDALE (AP) - The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Poet, author Maya Angelou dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dreamliner set to land at American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rumbling down the runway at New York's JFK airport, American Airlines pilot Bill Elder points the nose of the Boeing 787 skyward and takes off for Denver.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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