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

Nov. 22, 2019 5:33 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...

Students arrested for separate threats at 2 LA-area schools

Nov. 22, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy and seized a semi-automatic rifle after he threatened to shoot other students and staff at a Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. In a separate case, a boy at another school was taken into custody involving a planned shooting. The...

Apple delays ‘The Banker’ theatrical release amid review

Nov. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple on Friday delayed the theatrical release of its first original film, “The Banker” amid misconduct allegations against one of the film’s co-producers. A person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them publicly confirmed Friday that the...

California boosts pot taxes, shocking unsteady industry

Nov. 22, 2019 5:25 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...

Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain arrested for gun sales

Nov. 22, 2019 5:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal agents have arrested a former San Diego sheriff's captain along with a deputy and several others in connection to gun trafficking. The arrests Friday were the latest in a string of cases involving current and former law enforcement officers in Southern California selling guns...

2 arrested during raids into deadly Halloween party shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal agents have arrested two people during raids conducted as part of a multi-agency investigation into a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party that killed five people. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said details of Thursday’s arrests...

Witness of fatal stabbing describes horror aboard train

Nov. 22, 2019 4:55 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 allegedly attacked Oliver...

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...

$15,000 reward in shooting deaths of 4 Hmong American men

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A $15,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to the arrest of two suspects who fatally shot four men at a weekend party as grieving family and friends prepare for funerals. Several fundraisers have been organized for the victims, who were killed when unknown gunmen entered a...