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Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda's a culprit

CHICAGO (AP) - Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.

February 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Freeze costs quarter of Calif. citrus crop

EXETER, Calif. (AP) - A week of freezing temperatures in early December wiped out about a quarter of California's $2 billion citrus industry, an industry group estimated on Monday.

February 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Hoffman found with likely heroin packs

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City medical examiners plan to conduct an autopsy on the body of Philip Seymour Hoffman as investigators scrutinize evidence from the scene of the actor's death. That includes packets that law enforcement officials say are believed to contain heroin.

February 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian airstrikes kill at least 18 in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say government airstrikes on rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo have killed at least 18 people, including five children.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida breaks with Syria group in mounting feud

CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida's central leadership broke with one of its most powerful branch commanders, who in defiance of its orders spread his operations from Iraq to join the fighting in Syria and fueled bitter infighting among Islamic militant factions in Syria's civil war.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student kills teacher, policeman in Moscow school

MOSCOW (AP) - A 10th-grade student with two rifles burst into his Moscow school on Monday, killing his geography teacher and a policeman in front of about 20 students, investigators said. His father played a key role in freeing those students before police stormed the classroom and took his son into custody, the city police chief said.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks slip lower in morning trading

U.S. stocks slid lower in morning trading on Monday on fresh concerns about the U.S. and global economies, as well as word from Ford Motor that auto sales are off to a lackluster start this year.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Convicted murderer escapes from Michigan prison

IONIA, Mich. (AP) - A man convicted in four murders two decades ago is at large after he escaped from a Michigan prison and abducted a woman who fled his grips when he stopped for gas in Indiana, authorities said Monday.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmers brace for the worst

MENDOTA (AP) - Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.

February 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and somewhat dissipated, was found dead Sunday in his apartment with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian aircraft pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes on more than a dozen rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, as President Bashar Assad's forces inched into areas controlled by opposition fighters for more than a year, activists said.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Saudi counterterrorism law alarms activists

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia put into effect a sweeping new counterterrorism law Sunday that human rights activists say allows the kingdom to prosecute as a terrorist anyone who demands reform, exposes corruption or otherwise engages in dissent.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

LONDON (AP) - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) - Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Groundhog predicts longer winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn't predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter.

February 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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California state parks director steps down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's state parks director abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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