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Bacchus parade is on, despite weather threat

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Actor G.W. Bailey will share the spotlight Sunday as celebrity king of the Bacchus parade - one the biggest in the run-up to Mardi Gras - with more than two dozen child cancer patients from across the country.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Paterno family report contradicts Freeh

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family says the late coach did nothing wrong in his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and portrays Paterno as the victim of a "rush to injustice" created by former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation of the case for Penn State.

February 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


$1 million reward offered in Dorner case

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Authorities are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings who is the subject of a manhunt in Southern California.

February 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Northeast tries to recover after snowstorm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Emergency crews and residents struggled to clear roadways and sidewalks from a storm that rampaged through the Northeast, dumping up to 3 feet of snow and bringing howling winds that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

February 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American adoptive mothers get their Russian kids

MOSCOW (AP) - After weeks of anxiety plodding through the opaque Russian legal system, two U.S. women have custody of their adopted Russian children and are preparing to take them home to start a new life together.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on Ocean at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Everybody's thinkin' about Frank Ocean.

February 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Flights resume at NYC airports after snowstorm

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's airports dug out from under nearly a foot of snow and started letting flights resume Saturday, while Boston's Logan Airport remained closed.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX flights canceled due to east coast storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of flights out of Los Angeles International Airport have been canceled due to the blizzard on the east coast.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Malian military battles militants outside Gao

GAO, Mali (AP) - Malian soldiers are fighting jihadists in their desert hideouts just outside Gao, the country's defense minister said Saturday, a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint on the city's outskirts.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bacon enthusiasts converge in Iowa for festival

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grammys pay tribute to Shankar, King, Temptations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ravi Shankar passed away in December before he could attend The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. But the 91-year-old sitar master, Indian music promoter and friend to The Beatles got the call a few days before he passed away, and that meant everything to his family.

February 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chicago remembers teen victim of city gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence.

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


Curiosity rover completes 1st drill into Mars rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a Mars first, the Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and prepared to dump an aspirin-sized pinch of powder into its onboard laboratories for closer inspection.

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


More reader photos of the recent storm

Here are some more local reader-submitted photos of the recent storm. Thanks for submitting.

February 09, 2013 | From our readers | Signal AP


LAX flights canceled due to East Coast storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of flights out of Los Angeles International Airport have been canceled due to the blizzard on the east coast.

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


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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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