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Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the deficit "even worse" than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term.

February 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Papal campaigning gets under way

VATICAN CITY (AP) - It's a political campaign like no other, with no declared candidates or front-runners and a strict taboo against openly gunning for the job. But the maneuvering is already under way, with one African contender declaring Tuesday it was time for a pope from the developing world - and he was free if God wanted him.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


General Electric gets out of the TV business

NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock - the building and the TV business born there.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 3 killed in shooting at Utah drug house

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) - A suspect was on the run Tuesday after three people were shot to death and one was wounded at a known drug house in suburban Salt Lake City, causing temporary lockdowns at several area schools.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man featured on 'Storage Wars' dies of suicide

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the death of an auctioneer featured on A&E's "Storage Wars" has been declared a suicide.

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


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve are facing felony animal cruelty charges.

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


Stranded cruise passengers facing dirty conditions

HOUSTON (AP) - Passengers onboard a disabled cruise ship being towed to shore in the Gulf of Mexico told relatives they are using plastic bags to do "their business" and are otherwise trying to make the best of a bad situation by sleeping under the stars instead of in their stuffy, hot cabins.

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


Alec Baldwin, wife expecting a baby this summer

NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together.

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


Comcast to buy GE's 49 pct stake in NBCUniversal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comcast said Tuesday that it's buying General Electric's 49 percent stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for $16.7 billion several years early, as the company takes advantage of low borrowing costs and what CEO Brian Roberts called a "very attractive price."

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


Key events in hunt for ex-LA cop, suspected killer

Key events in the expansive, ongoing manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people - including a police officer in Southern California - and posting a manifesto on Facebook outlining plans to kill the families of those he says have wronged him, all times approximate:

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


Life imitates film in story of vengeful LA ex-cop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It sounds like the plot line to a movie: He's a former LA cop on a violent, rage-filled rampage who will stop at nothing for revenge.

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


Delaware courthouse gunman was ex-father-in-law

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A 68-year-old man whose son was engaged in a bitter custody battle was identified Tuesday as the gunman who opened fire in a Delaware courthouse lobby, killing his former daughter-in-law and another woman. The gunman also died after exchanging fire with officers.

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


North Korea says it has conducted third nuke test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a northeastern test site Tuesday, state media said, defying U.N. Security Council orders to shut down atomic activity or face more sanctions and international isolation.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Father charged in fatal shooting after Texas wreck

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at a crash scene of a suspected drunken driver who authorities say plowed into his sons as they helped push their family's broken-down pickup truck along a dark, narrow, rural road.

February 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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