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California sees steep fall in teacher pink slips

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California teachers are seeing a steep drop in pink slips, thanks to a strengthening economy and new revenue from voter-approved taxes.

March 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pregnant coach dies in crash of team bus

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A road trip by a college women's lacrosse team came to a horrifying end Saturday when the team bus veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach, her unborn child and the driver and injuring numerous others.

March 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shoots wife at L.A.-area restaurant

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are seeking a suspect who they say shot his estranged wife outside the restaurant where she works.

March 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 years on, Iraq still grapples with war's legacy

BAGHDAD (AP) - It's been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother and left the little girl, now 7, blind and disfigured for life. Psychiatric drugs help control her outbursts of crying and screaming.

March 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo Legislature OKs expansion of firearms checks

DENVER (AP) - A landmark expansion of background checks on firearm purchases was approved Friday by lawmakers in Colorado, a politically moderate state that was the site of last year's mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.

March 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Maryland lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers approved a measure abolishing the death penalty on Friday and sent the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has long supported banning capital punishment.

March 16, 2013 | Associated press | Signal AP


States wrestle with 'gambling' rooms in Fla. probe

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The charity-run businesses under investigation in a Florida gambling probe started popping up in strip malls about six years ago and rapidly spread as the unregulated stores became a billion-dollar enterprise.

March 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


North Dakota close to banning abortions at 6 weeks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota on Friday moved closer to adopting what would be the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, with lawmakers sending the Republican governor measures that could set the state up for a costly legal battle over the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure.

March 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales dip slightly in February

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California homes sales dipped slightly last month and so did prices but the state still seems on the road to recovery after a five-year housing slump.

March 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona woman reviled for son's murder may go free

PHOENIX (AP) - Debra Milke was once one of the most reviled mothers around, convicted of dressing her 4-year-old son in his favorite outfit and sending him off to visit a mall Santa Claus with two men who shot the boy execution-style in the Arizona desert.

March 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. fire burns in erratic winds, threatens homes

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire driven by erratic winds charred up to 1,000 acres and threatened more than 50 homes in northern Colorado on Friday, prompting hundreds of evacuation orders.

March 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US to beef up missile defense against NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to a West Coast-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.

March 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. to beef up missile defense against NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.

March 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US clergy victims make demands of new pope

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most Roman Catholics are rejoicing at the election of Pope Francis, but alleged victims of clergy abuse in the U.S. are demanding swift and bold actions from the new Jesuit pontiff: Defrock all molester priests and the cardinals who covered up for them, formally apologize, and release all confidential church files.

March 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pitchers: Lost in translation no more

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball has a new rule that allows interpreters to join managers and coaches on the mound when pitchers aren't fluent in English.

March 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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