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3 arrested in bath salts bust

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Three men have been arrested for distributing illegal bath salts at head shops in what authorities say is the first criminal case in California involving the sale of the synthetic drug.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tour bus crash death toll rises to 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Elvira Garcia Jimenez, a 40-year-old doctor at a Tijuana, Mexico, hospital, brought along her mother and her teenage son on a day trip to a Southern California ski resort with a tight knit group of her co-workers.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French may start leaving Mali in March

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) - French troops may start pulling out of their anti-extremist operation in Mali as early as next month, handing over to a still-developing African force.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Ala. man was in 'firefight' with SWAT agents

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before he was killed during the rescue operation, the FBI said Tuesday night. Also, bomb technicians scouring his rural property found two explosive devices, one in the bunker, one in a plastic pipe that negotiators used to communicate with the man.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

NEW YORK (AP) - They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Post Office to stop delivering Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, than previously believed.

February 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dell's founder strikes deal to turn it around

NEW YORK (AP) - It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day.

February 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Exhibitions plumb artistic responses to disaster

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York exhibition of art inspired by Superstorm Sandy is being included in a larger look at how artists respond creatively to natural disasters.

February 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iranian leader visits Egypt in warming of ties

CAIRO (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Cairo on Tuesday, the first by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, highlights efforts by Egypt's Islamist leader to thaw long frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights.

February 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


911 call, document shed light on vet's mindset

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A 911 recording and documents released Tuesday reveal more about the possible state of mind of the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend at a Texas shooting range.

February 05, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US home prices rose last year by most in 6.5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped by the most in 6 ½ years in December, spurred by a low supply of available homes and rising demand.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oscar-nominated set decorator Garrett Lewis dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The set decorator who earned Oscar nominations for his work on "Beaches," ''Glory," ''Hook" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" has died.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Despite horror, Ala. child hostage seems OK

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - By all accounts, a 5-year-old in Alabama endured an unforgettable horror: Held for a week in a closet-size bunker underground, a captive of a volatile killer, his only comforts a Hot Wheels car and other treats passed to him by officers.

February 05, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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