FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service companies, which employ 90 percent of Americans, grew at a slightly faster pace in July.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military judge has again held the Fort Hood shooting suspect in contempt of court after he appeared at a pretrial hearing still sporting a beard in violation of Army regulations.
ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she hopes drones will soon be able to see through jungle cover so they can locate warlord Joseph Kony.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The addition of 163,000 jobs in July follows three months of sluggish hiring and shows that the U.S. economy is likely resilient enough to keep growing at a modest pace.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is criticizing China's new military garrison in the contested South China Sea as risking an escalation in tensions.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's researchers are finding that people who know the results of London Olympics events before they are shown on tape delay are more - not less - likely to watch them.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gay rights activists are planning demonstrations at Chick-fil-A restaurants to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressman who's retiring in frustration over political gridlock says he hopes the institution doesn't have to hit "rock bottom" before people learn to work together.
METETI, Panama (AP) - Led by smugglers armed with knives and machetes, Mayra Reyes and 14 other Cubans sloshed through swamps and rivers and suffered hordes of mosquitoes as they struggled across the notorious Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia, the only north-south stretch of the Americas to defy road-builders.
BEIRUT (AP) - Kofi Annan announced his resignation Thursday as peace envoy to Syria and issued a blistering critique of world powers, bringing to a dramatic end a frustrating six-month effort that failed to achieve even a temporary cease-fire as the country plunged into civil war.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have ruled a San Diego State University fraternity president died from an accidental drug overdose after going to a party at another fraternity.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The politically influential California Nurses Association on Thursday announced its support for Gov. Jerry Brown's November tax initiative and handed over a $1 million contribution to his campaign.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A state appellate court has overturned the conviction of a former Orange County band teacher found guilty of sex with an underage student.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County officials say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who was armed when he emerged from a home where he had barricaded himself.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.