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US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

Nov. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Chargers cornerback Michael Davis suspended 2 games

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis has been suspended two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Chargers (4-7) are on their bye this week. The suspension will cover road games against Denver (Dec. 1) and Jacksonville (Dec. 8). Davis, who is in...

California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry

Nov. 22, 2019 4:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is increasing business tax rates on legal marijuana, a move that stunned struggling companies that have been pleading with the state to do just the opposite. Hefty marijuana taxes that can approach 50 percent in some communities have been blamed for pushing shoppers into...

Critics: Tahoe resort project would hamper fire evacuations

Nov. 22, 2019 3:54 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is trying to hide the impacts of the project on the pristine mountain environment. In legal action, the group Sierra Watch also cited a dramatic...

Witness of fatal stabbing describes horror aboard train

Nov. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who witnessed the killing of a man who intervened during a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train is describing a horrific scene. College student Sophia Humphrey says a barefoot Jermain Brim was moving in erratic, twitchy motions before he attacked allegedly Oliver...

California, Stanford limping into 122nd Big Game

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The 122nd Big Game between rivals Stanford and California will likely be a battle of attrition. The Cardinal and Golden Bears have been depleted by injuries this season, to the point that it’s probable both teams will start their backup quarterbacks Saturday. For the...

Commuter train hits RV in fiery collision near Los Angeles

Nov. 22, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An RV stopped on the tracks was hit by a commuter train and burst into flames near Los Angeles, causing widespread rail delays at rush hour Friday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of major injuries following the fiery collision around 5:30 a.m. at an...

Boy, 13, arrested in Los Angeles-area school threat

Nov. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and a rifle was seized after the teen threatened to shoot other students and staff at his Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the boy’s home Thursday discovered an AR-15-style gun, 100 rounds...

The Latest: Boy arrested in school shooting threats

Nov. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a school shooting threat in Southern California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was seized after classmates overheard him threatening to shoot up his Los Angeles-area middle school. Los Angeles County...