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Goodbye M&M's, hello granola bars as school snacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you.

June 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Deen's merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling.

June 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Force in fatal Colton arrest found justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Use of force by Colton police officers during an arrest that left a suspect dead early last year has been ruled justified.

June 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA's Voyager 1 craft enters unfamiliar space

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Readings by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft confirm it's in unfamiliar territory, but it's still inside our solar system.

June 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CPUC lawyer recused from San Bruno explosion case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead attorney for California's utility regulator has recused himself from the agency's investigation into how much Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be fined for the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

June 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah state senator proposes to longtime partner

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah state senator used a celebration over two Supreme Court gay rights decisions to propose to his longtime partner.

June 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IRS Investigator: No sign progressive groups mistreated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department watchdog who detailed Internal Revenue Service mistreatment of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status says he has no evidence the IRS also mishandled progressive groups' applications, even as Democrats continue criticizing him for conducting a one-sided probe.

June 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texts, video cited in charges against Hernandez

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - In the final minutes of his life, Odin Lloyd sent a series of texts to his sister.

June 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA council moves to regulate ride-sharing apps

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee has approved a motion to begin regulating smartphone-driven ride-sharing services that taxi companies say are cutting into their business.

June 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Snowden mystery deepens: All eyes on airport

MOSCOW (AP) - Moscow's main airport swarmed with journalists from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, was nowhere to be seen.

June 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Broad immigration bill cruising to Senate passage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Far-reaching immigration legislation cruised toward passage in the Senate as House Republicans pushed ahead Wednesday on a different approach that cracks down on millions living in the United States illegally rather than offering them a chance at citizenship.

June 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama sees a hopeful democratic example in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The hopeful story President Barack Obama wants to tell about Africa is represented in the first stop of his weeklong trip to re-engage the continent, in a country where democracy recently overcame an impending electoral crisis.

June 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Public defender charged with stealing SS benefits

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Riverside County deputy public defender has surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with stealing approximately $129,795 of her dead grandmother's Social Security benefits.

June 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigration officer indicted for alleged bribes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An immigration officer has been indicted on charges that she took bribes in cash and egg rolls from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards.

June 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man deported for buying aircraft parts for Iran

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal immigration officials have deported a Filipino national for his role in a scheme to illegally export military aircraft parts to Iran.

June 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill to protect campus crime victims headed for governor's desk

SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.

August 25, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Signal AP


UPDATE: Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier turns weapon on herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president starts California visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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