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Philippine typhoon death toll could reach 10,000

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from one of the strongest storms on record that ravaged the central Philippine city of Tacloban could reach 10,000 people, officials said Sunday after the extent of massive devastation became apparent and horrified survivors spoke of storm surges as high as trees and winds sounding like the roar of a jumbo jet.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Key Hawaii senator: Gay marriage to easily pass

HONOLULU (AP) - The head of Hawaii's Senate judiciary committee said Saturday he expects an amended bill legalizing gay marriage to pass easily in the Senate next week, with no changes to the measure passed by the House Friday night after two grueling floor sessions and a lengthy public hearing.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. hot air balloon crashes, injuring 4

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a hot air balloon crashed into vineyards near the Southern California city of Temecula, injuring four people.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 22 UCLA beats Drexel 72-67 in Alford's debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 16 points and No. 22 UCLA held off Drexel 72-67 Friday night in Steve Alford's debut as coach of the Bruins.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The shutdown's surprise effect on jobs numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government shutdown may have affected October's jobs numbers. But not how you think.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Land acquisition for high-speed rail moving slowly

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The agency that oversees California's high-speed rail project has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Thousands of visitors are streaming into the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio to pay a Veterans Day weekend tribute to the surviving Doolittle Raiders, who will make a ceremonial final toast.

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: High death toll feared in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."

November 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World powers set for new round of Iran nuke talks

GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are meeting as they prepare for another day of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spire, beacon of 1 World Trade light up NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of red, white and blue LED modules are illuminating lower Manhattan as officials test the lights atop 1 World Trade Center.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS admits error in Benghazi '60 Minutes' story

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News admitted Friday it was wrong to trust a "60 Minutes" source who claimed to be at the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the publisher of the source's book on the incident has halted its publication.

November 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge sets new date for Navy bribery case hearing

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego has decided to delay setting a trial date for a massive Navy bribery case that netted another arrest of a Navy commander this week.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One of world's strongest storms lashes Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Airports hold silent tribute for slain TSA officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Airports around the nation observed a moment of silence Friday to honor the Transportation Security Administration officer killed by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport a week ago.

November 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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