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US government on brink of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

September 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New commercial supply ship reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Who'll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president's health care law.

September 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Cloudy' sequel tops weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up the box office.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Car bomb kills 40 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A car bomb ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar's oldest bazaar Sunday, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the troubled city in a week, officials said.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dad of stabbed Dodgers fan makes plea for evidence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan fatally stabbed after a San Francisco Giants game is planning to make a public plea for witnesses after a prosecutor said he lacks enough evidence to charge a man who was arrested.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New commercial supply ship reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


USC fires coach Lane Kiffin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - USC fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, not long after the team lost 62-41 at Arizona State.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies near Universal exiting party bus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 24-year-old man has died near Universal Studios after he exited a party bus and was struck by vehicles on Highway 101.

September 29, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran leader's US outreach meets praise, some anger

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Smiling and waving flags, Iranians from across the political spectrum welcomed President Hassan Rouhani home Saturday with cheers for his historic phone conversation with his American counterpart. But pockets of anger over the new contact between the two enemy nations signaled challenges ahead.

September 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shutdown nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

September 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stabbed fan's dad to speak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Dodgers fan fatality stabbed during a melee with Giants fans is planning to make a public plea for witnesses to the incident after San Francisco's district attorney said he lacks evidence to charge the man suspected of the killing.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cited poor communication between the men and support staff, and revealed that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: House bill delays health law 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama's health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White House and the Democratic-controlled Senate.

September 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. has taken lead on implementing 'Obamacare'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's major health care plans is racing to translate materials into Spanish. A small businessman in Burbank is perplexed over what "Obamacare" will mean for him and his workers. Home Depot Inc., Trader Joe's and other large employers are slashing health benefits for part-time workers and directing them into the nation's reordered health insurance marketplace.

September 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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