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Kona coffee trouble brews between Safeway, farmers

HONOLULU (AP) - A national grocer said it has changed its label on packages of Kona coffee blends, making good on a promise it made last year to a group of Hawaii coffee farmers.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney's convention promise: 'Jobs, lots of jobs'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House with a rousing, remarkably personal speech to the Republican National convention and a prime-time TV audience Thursday night, proclaiming that America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LeAnn Rimes sues over phone call; enters treatment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeAnn Rimes sued two women she claims illegally recorded a phone conversation with her and posted snippets online, one day after she sought professional help for anxiety and stress.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Harvard probing dozens for possible cheating

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Virginia lacrosse player sentenced

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player who killed his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage received a 23-year prison sentence Thursday in a case that forever changed the school's attitudes toward relationship violence and made it easier for abuse victims in the state to obtain restraining orders.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Romney: 'What America needs is jobs'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, declaring "what America needs is jobs, lots of jobs" and promising he has a plan to create 12 million of them.

August 30, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bacon and honey used to capture bear

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Game wardens used bacon and honey to capture a wild bear fond of wandering into neighborhoods north of downtown Los Angeles.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed robber's slim booty: $2

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - An armed robber mugged two Southern Californians within two hours and walked off with $1 from each victim.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court mistakenly posts secret pipeline settlement

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. agreed to pay more than $2 million to a teenager burned in the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes, according to secret settlement documents mistakenly posted by a California court.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


This just in from the state Attorney General's office

SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the final parts of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights have passed out of both legislative houses and have been sent to the Governor's desk.

August 30, 2012 | Signal news sources | Signal AP


Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park officials have indefinitely closed 91 cabins at the center of a probe into the deaths of two people from a mouse-borne virus.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Paramount and 'Godfather' author heirs clash in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - The dispute over the future of "The Godfather" franchise is moving to federal court in Manhattan as Paramount Pictures and heirs of the story's author face off at a hearing Thursday.

August 30, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.

August 29, 2014 | | Signal AP


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