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State weighs tougher heat rules for farmworkers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - With temperatures in the Central Valley recently surpassing 110 degrees and state regulators investigating two possible heat-related deaths in the fields, the California legislature is considering new laws that would strengthen rules for protecting farmworkers from heat.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Augusta National adds women members

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.

August 20, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


For Romney: no coffee, but coffee ice cream OK

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Mitt Romney joins other observant Mormons in shunning alcohol and coffee. He apparently draws the line at ice cream.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott McKenzie, singer of 'San Francisco,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer Scott McKenzie, who performed "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" - which became a hit in 1967 during the city's "Summer of Love" - has died.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lonmin to SAfrica strikers: Work Monday or fired

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) - Miners must return to work Monday or face being fired from the platinum mine where rivalry between unions exploded into violence that led to the deaths of 44 people in a week, Lonmin PLC said Sunday. Thirty-four strikers were gunned down by police in one of the worst displays of state violence since apartheid ended in 1994.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (AP) - For one family, an exotic summer getaway means living on Mars.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Young immigrants may find college elusive

Canyon Country resident Araceli Cortes had made up her mind: After being brought to the U.S. as a child, graduating from high school and attending some college classes in California, she was going to return to Mexico to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experts: Laws on online prostitution need updating

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Laws written long before the dawn of the Internet age have authorities across the nation struggling to prosecute online prostitution rings because of huge loopholes and defense lawyers' claims that the websites are protected speech.

August 20, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bynes being investigated for traffic accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are investigating a minor traffic accident involving actress Amanda Bynes after a person reported the actress left without providing her information.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Top Gun' director dies after jumping off bridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County Bridge.

August 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Honda looks to silence critics with new Accord

DETROIT (AP) - Honda wants to silence its critics when it rolls out the new Accord this week.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Volunteers search American River for missing teen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers on Sunday were taking part in a search along the American River in Sacramento for a missing University of California, Davis student.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CA parks department sought to spend extra money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Department of Parks and Recreation searched for ways to spend extra money every year despite facing the threat of park closures and forgoing upkeep at its 278 properties, a newspaper reported Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. supplier recalls lettuce over E. coli fears

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

August 19, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

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