A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said […]


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At Costco Obama touts his plan to boost wages

LANHAM, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama promoted his State of the Union proposals to boost personal finances of low-income Americans in a morning-after trip Wednesday to push Congress to pass a minimum wage hike […]


President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama to visit Costco, steel plant after address

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steel plant and a Costco store are among the places President Barack Obama plans to visit on a four-state tour after the State of the Union address. The president addresses a […]


Meatball the bear in swimming pool at sanctuary

Legal battles over Meatball the bear

ALPINE (CNS) – An Alpine animal sanctuary that took in a California black bear that was caught wandering through Glendale is in a fierce battle for the legal rights to his name, going up against […]


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NoCal Costco recalls chicken linked to outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Northern California Costco store has recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people nationwide. Federal officials announced the recall Saturday […]


Triston Gailey, 3, surfs standing on his board in Morro Bay, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo), Joe Johnston)

Hanging 10 at age 3: Preschooler surfer is a natural

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — At age 3, Triston Gailey hangs ten. Ditching his Thomas the Tank Engine T-shirt for a wetsuit and life jacket, the preschooler rides the waves with the big boys […]


JC Penney in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Retailers see slow start to back-to-school season

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are holding off on back-to-school shopping, and those who delay long enough might be rewarded with some steep discounts from desperate retailers. Revenue at stores open at least a year […]


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Burbank man sues Costco over hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Burbank man has sued Costco, claiming he got hepatitis A from frozen berries that have been linked to illnesses in eight states. City News Service says Greg Patterson’s lawsuit is […]


Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw […]


Gas prices jump by up to 20 cents overnight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Californians woke up to sticker shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by up to 20 cents a gallon in some areas, prompting some stations to close and others to charge […]




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