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  • Police: Home in Fresno backyard shooting was targeted

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men with semiautomatic handguns targeted a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno, spraying bullets that killed four men and wounded six other people before the assailants disappeared into the darkness, police said Monday. Authorities did not identify any suspects or motive for the Sunday evening attack at the home of a Hmong family that police described as law-abiding. The gunmen entered through an open gate on the side of the house and immediately […]

  • Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours later, the plan was off. And its future is unclear. For nearly two months, momentum had been building inside the White House to try to halt a […]

  • Police chief: 3 people killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

    DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead, authorities said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third died in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said. Authorities did not immediately describe a motivation for the shooting. Ford said at a news conference that it appears a gunman […]

  • PG&E boss faces lawmakers as new blackouts loom

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s largest utility faced angry California lawmakers Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires. The hearing comes as Pacific Gas & Electric plans another deliberate blackout this week to prevent strong winds from toppling its power lines and igniting blazes. Lawmakers have repeatedly criticized the bankrupt company for leaving millions of people in the dark for days at […]

  • Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated by state regulators to have affected about 209,100 square feet of land near Edinburg. State regulators had said the leak affected about 22,500 square feet of land. […]

  • California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads and sales

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul, the multi-billion dollar vaping startup that has been widely blamed for helping spark the teen vaping craze. California is the second state to sue the company, following a North Carolina lawsuit in May. Illinois, Massachusetts and several other states are also […]

  • Police say 4 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at Fresno backyard party

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into a backyard filled with people and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the city’s southeast side where people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said. Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of […]

  • Court strikes down Hong Kong mask ban

    (AP) — Hong Kong’s high court has struck down a face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity to avoid arrest. A ruling issued Monday said that the ban infringes on fundamental rights more than is reasonably necessary for the furtherance of its goals. The government used its emergency powers to impose the ban last month.

  • Ford Mustang SUV starts a blitz of new electric vehicles

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which will go 230 miles to more 300 miles per charge depending on how it’s equipped, will be unveiled Sunday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show press days. There are 18 now for sale […]

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