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APNewsBreak: Number of US farmers markets surges

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US service firms grew slightly faster in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service companies, which employ 90 percent of Americans, grew at a slightly faster pace in July.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fort Hood suspect fined again for sporting beard

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US hiring picks up in July with 163,000 jobs added

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US: China garrison raises tension in disputed sea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is criticizing China's new military garrison in the contested South China Sea as risking an escalation in tensions.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NBC research undercuts assumptions over tape delay

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police look into graffiti at Chick-fil-A in Torrance

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislator: 'What's wrong with these chuckleheads'

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US-bound Cubans pour into Panama through Colombia

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Annan quits as Syrian envoy, blames lack of unity

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego State student died from drug overdose

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. nurses union gives Brown tax initiative $1M

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


OC band teacher's student sex conviction negated

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Armed man fatally shot by Sacramento County deputy

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.

August 03, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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California cracks down on 'sweepstakes cafes'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Next to a massage parlor, a doughnut shop and a liquor store, more than two dozen people sat inside a darkened business in a strip mall dropping $2 bets on electronic games with names such as "Robin Hood," ''Mr. Millionaire" and "Luck of the Irish" when Sacramento County sheriff's deputies paid a visit.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA cracks down on illegal fireworks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city authorities have seized more than 1,000 pounds of fireworks in the run up to next week's Fourth of July holiday and have arrested several people, officials said.

June 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Many challenges face ex-inmates living with HIV

NEW YORK (AP) - Several times each month, a white bus picks up newly released ex-inmates at New York's Rikers Island jail complex and drives them to Harlem, where helping hands await at a transition program run by a nonprofit called the Fortune Society.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil beats Chile in shootout at World Cup

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following an intense and dramatic match that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA launches Mars 'flying saucer' on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After several weather delays, NASA on Saturday launched a helium balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle high in Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures on I-5 in Los Angeles after fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A driver was killed and a passenger was seriously injured after their car crashed into a freeway construction site, causing structural damage and road closures.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Brown reshaping California's Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If Gov. Jerry Brown wins re-election in November, he will be given an unprecedented opportunity to overhaul the California Supreme Court.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


ESA protection sought for wild horses in West

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of extinction in North America.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court deciding if private emails are public record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court will decide if private emails and other electronic communications of government officials are public records open for inspection.

June 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack dies

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

June 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Antonovich helps open new transportation hub

BURBANK - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose Fifth District includes Santa Clarita, joined officials at the opening Friday of the Bob Hope Airport Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.

June 27, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Sinatra's first license fetches $15K

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Friends' star Cox to marry rocker

LONDON (AP) - Courteney Cox says she is engaged to marry Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Film producer named to college board

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is appointing the former executive producer of the "The Hangover" movies to the California Community College Board of Governors.

June 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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