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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Karen Brenson Bell, from North Carolina, listens during an exercise run by military and national security officials, for state and local election officials to simulate different scenarios for the 2020 elections, in Springfield, Va. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield, one in which they are helping to defend American democracy by ensuring free and fair elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

States are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

Dec. 26, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines...

King County man diagnosed with E. coli linked to romaine

Nov. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say a resident of King County has been diagnosed with an E. coli infection connected to Salinas, California romaine lettuce. Public Health Seattle and King County officials said Friday the person became ill from eating leafy greens believed to have been purchased in King...

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif.  U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019,  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.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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

Nov. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to eat the...

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 photo, Garrett Scheff appears in court in Salinas, Calif. Police in central California say a pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a random attack outside her home. Police say 26-year-old Mariana Jurado was leaving for work Tuesday morning when 43-year-old Garrett Scheff stabbed her multiple times in a

Pregnant woman killed in random attack in central California

Nov. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EST

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a random attack outside her home by a man with a long criminal record who was once declared by a court mentally unfit, authorities said. Salinas police said Mariana Jurado, 26, was leaving for work Tuesday morning when Garrett Scheff stabbed...