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Americans, Canadians are warned not to eat romaine lettuce

Nov. 20, 2018 11:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the...

The Latest: Senator apologizes for 'public hanging' comment

Nov. 20, 2018 8:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi has apologized for complimenting a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one. In a debate Tuesday...

North Dakota gives oil industry more flexibility on flaring

Nov. 20, 2018 8:30 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have decided not to change targets for capturing the natural gas produced from oil drilling. The goal is set to increase in November from 85 percent to 88 percent. The Industrial Commission was to consider postponing that by two years but instead voted Tuesday...

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

Nov. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed...

State denies permit to Arkansas hog farm near Buffalo River

Nov. 20, 2018 6:36 PM EST

VENDOR, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued a final decision that C&H Hog Farm in Vendor can no longer...

Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

Nov. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some charges Tuesday against eight people — including two doctors — in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a suburban Detroit clinic, finding it's up to states rather than Congress to regulate the practice. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman...

Trump: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' remark was 'in jest'

Nov. 20, 2018 6:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending a Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi who praised one of her own supporters by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her — a remark that has stirred strong emotions in a state with a history of racially...

Rainbow-colored candy darter fish listed as endangered

Nov. 20, 2018 6:10 PM EST

A rainbow-colored fish that's considered among the world's most beautiful in freshwater and found only in picturesque Appalachian streams has been listed as "endangered," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. The federal agency said the candy darter has lost nearly half its population since the...

Dakota Access protester injured in blast files civil lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York woman who suffered a serious arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota has filed a civil lawsuit against Morton County and several law enforcement officers. Sophia Wilansky accuses an unnamed officer of launching an explosive that nearly severed...

Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops

Nov. 20, 2018 5:57 PM EST

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast. More than two years after Massachusetts voters approved of legalizing marijuana for adults, the state's...