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Critics complain Sandy aid tied to other projects

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mississippi rock blasting puts river in ship shape

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Crews have completed the most critical phase of removing bedrock that threatened barges along a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River, staving off the shipping industry's fears that the treacherous channel could close to traffic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Saturday.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss DC falls short after raising cancer awareness

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Miss District of Columbia Allyn Rose has fallen short in her bid to become Miss America, despite successfully conveying a message about breast cancer prevention.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

CHICAGO (AP) - Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer shoots suspect in San Diego movie theater

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police shot and critically wounded a man suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun after they found him hiding inside a movie theater.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family quarrels add intrigue to lottery death

CHICAGO (AP) - In the week since news surfaced that a Chicago man was poisoned to death with cyanide just before he was to collect a lottery payout, surprising details about his convoluted family saga have trickled out daily.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Armstrong to admit doping

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong will make a limited confession to doping during his televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss America pageant tonight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Beauties from every state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday night, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks gain for second week, keeping S&P near high

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks gained for a second straight week as company earnings reports started to come in, keeping the Standard and Poor's 500 index within a fraction of its highest level in five years.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kennedy children speak about assassination in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


French forces take action against Mali Islamists

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - France launched airstrikes Friday to help the government of Mali defeat al-Qaida-linked militants who captured more ground this week, dramatically raising the stakes in the battle for this vast desert nation.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu more widespread in US; eases off in some areas

NEW YORK (AP) - Flu is now widespread in all but three states as the nation grapples with an earlier-than-normal season. But there was one bit of good news Friday: The number of hard-hit areas declined.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 wounded in shooting outside San Marcos movie theater

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a gunshot fired outside a San Diego County movie theater has left a woman inside the Cineplex injured.

January 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Homeland Security: Disable Java

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Witness: Calif. student smirked while firing shots

TAFT, Calif. (AP) - Morgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her science class with a shotgun.

January 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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