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  • Citing E. Coli Outbreak, US Officials Say Don’t Eat Romaine

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. Outbreak Alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts, chopped, organic and salad mixes with romaine until we learn more. If you don’t know if it’s romaine or can’t confirm the source, don’t eat it. https://t.co/NrFOIxG8hx pic.twitter.com/FuzkHv4bd3 — CDC (@CDCgov) November 20, 2018 The Food and Drug […]

  • Police: Texas Girl, 6, Strangled Baby Brother As Dad Shopped; Dad Charged with Child Abandonment

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been charged with child abandonment after his 6-year-old daughter strangled her 1-year-old brother with a seat belt when he left them alone in a car. Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was charged Friday in the May 20 killing in Houston. A criminal complaint says the 26-year-old father told investigators he parked outside a thrift store, left the air conditioner on, gave the children water and snacks, and played a movie while he went shopping for […]

  • Frustration, Chaos as Camp Fire Recovery Drags On

    CHICO (AP) — It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. She still hasn’t received confirmation that her mother is dead, and says she’s been frustrated by what she feels is a lack of communication from Butte County officials. “They said they found remains, they […]

  • Judge Bars US from Enforcing Trump Asylum Ban

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which quickly sued after President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive […]

  • White House to Restore Acosta’s Pass, With a Warning

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, but warned he could have his credentials pulled again if he doesn’t follow guidelines governing journalists’ behavior. The White House said reporters would be permitted one question each if called upon at news conferences and allowed follow-ups only at the discretion of the president. In a letter to Acosta, White House communications director Bill Shine and press […]

  • Police Officer Frees Bear Cub from Garbage Bin

    TRUCKEE (AP) — A bear cub has been reunited with its mother thanks to a police officer in Truckee who colleagues are calling a “bear whisperer.” Truckee Police Sgt. Mon Pere responded to a report of the momma bear trying to free her cub from a garbage container. Police video shows Pere calling out to momma bear that he was going to help baby bear. The officer climbed on another container and told the cub he was a friend as he lifted […]

  • In Threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems Say They’ll Back New Leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democrats who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for “new leadership” when the House picks its leaders in January, posing a threat to her effort to lead her party’s House majority in the next Congress. The release of the letter suggests that rather than spending the next six weeks focusing on a fresh agenda to present to Americans, House Democrats could be consumed with a bitter and […]

  • Democratic Senators Sue over Whitaker’s Appointment as AG

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he has not been confirmed by the Senate. Whitaker was chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and was elevated to the top job […]

  • ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Flies to Top of Weekend Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening of the first film in the Warner Bros. series, 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which debuted with $74 million in a similar November release and […]