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Investigators reaffirm TWA 800 crash an accident

WASHINGTON (AP) - Current and former federal officials who played key roles in the investigation of one of the nation's worst aviation disasters said Tuesday they stand by their conclusion that the explosion of TWA flight 800 was caused by overheated fuel tank vapors, and not a bomb or missile.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown appoints 26 as part of state reorganization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made 26 appointments as part of his reorganization of state government, which takes full effect this week as the new fiscal year begins.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego man fatally shoots pit bull, owner cited

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a man who fatally shot a pit bull in a San Diego front yard is not expected to face charges, but the dog's owner was cited.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2105, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyo. search resumes for Colo. Sen. Udall's brother

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A wilderness search for James "Randy" Udall, whose family is well-known in Western politics, continued Tuesday with no sign of the environmentalist and energy efficiency advocate overdue almost a week from a solo backpacking trip in the shadow of Wyoming's highest mountain.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bombs bursting in air: July 4 nightmare for dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom, Erika Gamez said. She should know - she takes care of over 150 at work and five at home.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. recommends expansion of hazardous dump

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California regulators are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the Western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects and have opposed the expansion, officials said on Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal public defenders warn of dire budget cuts

SEATTLE (AP) - The lawyers who represent poor people charged with federal crimes across the country say they already face an unfair fight when they head into court against the resources of the Justice Department - and that's only going to get worse if draconian budget cuts occur as planned next year.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona Hotshots lived the meaning of the word

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - They were fathers and expectant fathers. High school football players and former Marines. Smoke-eaters' sons and first-generation firefighters.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 win National High School Musical Theater Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - One brought leading man grace. One brought a little raunch. Together they left New York with the top National High School Musical Theater Awards.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More air passengers show up with guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Feds want $12.5M in Antelope Valley bias case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials who claim that authorities discriminated against black residents of public housing want Los Angeles County and two cities to pay the alleged victims $12.5 million.

July 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden hits hurdles in search for asylum

MOSCOW (AP) - NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

July 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pierce Brosnan's daughter dies of ovarian cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Pierce Brosnan's daughter has died from ovarian cancer, his publicist confirms.

July 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama courts Africa's business on trip's final leg

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced new trade initiatives to open up East Africa's markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the growing continent.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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