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Job gains cut unemployment to 7.7 pct., 4-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - The American job market isn't just growing. It's accelerating.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First lady pushes food industry

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama praised the food industry on Friday for its efforts to market healthier foods but said more needs to be done.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cardinals set Tuesday as start date for conclave

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The preliminaries over, Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a front-runner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top picks.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LA expresses interest in hosting 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles wants to host its third Summer Olympics.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sen. McCain slams release of illegal immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says it's possible some of the more than 2,000 illegal immigrants recently released by the Homeland Security Department because of budget cuts had been convicted of serious crimes.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Anaheim Ducks re-sign Ryan Getzlaf to 8-year deal

The Anaheim Ducks re-signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year, $66 million contract on Friday, keeping the playmaking center with his only NHL team through the 2020-21 season.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like regular smokes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A proposal in the Utah legislature that would tax electronic cigarettes at the same rate as regular cigarettes has put the state at the forefront of a national movement to regulate the increasingly popular devices.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SD gov signs bill allowing teachers to be armed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Friday allowing the state's school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iditarod fatigue: Seeing elephants in the snow

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - There comes a time during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race when fatigue can turn Alaska's frozen landscape into an unlikely habitat for an elephant that really isn't there.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Osbourne confirms seizure, tweets hospital photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kelly Osbourne says she had a seizure and doctors are trying to figure out why.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA expresses interest in hosting 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles wants to host its third Summer Olympics.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal Poly Pomona student may have tuberculosis

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Cal Poly Pomona officials say a student who lives off-campus may have become infected with tuberculosis, and anyone who had close contact with him should get tested.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain, snow, thunderstorms through Southern Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A late-season wintry blast rumbled through Southern California on Friday, unleashing snow, rain, hail and lightning bolts as the sun played hide-and-seek in an alternately gray and bright blue sky.

March 08, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colo. shooting judge won't overturn insanity law

DENVER (AP) - The judge in the deadly Colorado theater shootings has denied a request by defense lawyers to declare a state law on the insanity plea unconstitutional.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Forest Service may let more fires burn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After coming in $400 million over budget following last year's busy fire season, the Forest Service is altering its approach and may let more fires burn instead of attacking every one.

March 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Whole Foods to pay $800,000 in overpricing case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus' sexual assault efforts inadequate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB faults pilot 'mismanagement' in Asiana flight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Asiana Flight 214's pilots caused the crash last year of their airliner carrying more than 300 people by bungling a landing approach in San Francisco, including inadvertently deactivating the plane's key control for airspeed, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California drought helps coho salmon migration

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - California's drought has spelled bad news for many of the state's fish. But in a twist, it appears to have been a boon to coho salmon migrating from a Northern California creek.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Methodist panel overturns pastor's defrocking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A pastor who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

DENVER (AP) - Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

June 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kurdish leader cites 'new reality' in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-UK editor Coulson convicted of phone hacking

LONDON (AP) - Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Half of Californians still support Obama

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds that half of all Californians approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, a sharp contrast with his lower approval ratings in the rest of the country.

June 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) - Police say four people were arrested in the Los Angeles area after celebrations of Mexico's advancement into the next round of soccer's World Cup grew rowdy and poured into the street.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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