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September 4, 2015 - 9:49pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California company is recalling its cucumbers after a salmonella outbreak that's sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a San Diego woman.

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego on Friday voluntarily recalled its "Limited Edition" brand garden cucumbers, which were grown in Mexico.

Health officials say the cukes are the likely cause of hundreds of illnesses since July 3 and the Aug. 17 death of a 99-year-old woman...

September 4, 2015 - 9:08pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and even infected those at NASA may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge in New York.

The soft-spoken Deniss Calovskis pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit computer intrusion. The 30-year-old hacker faces a likely prison term between 18 months and two years according to the terms of a plea deal with the U.S....

September 4, 2015 - 8:28pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A white police officer fired after his fatal shooting of a black college football player had applied twice to the Arlington Police Department before being hired on his third try, according to personnel records released by the department on Friday.

Brad Miller applied to the department in 2011 but wasn't hired before his application expired a year later. He applied again but failed his medical examination and was told not to reapply for six months...

September 4, 2015 - 8:21pm
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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Fire investigators in Washington state have determined that an early morning blaze at a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson.

Pullman Fire Department investigator Chris Wehrung said Friday afternoon that the cause is arson, but a joint task force is still investigating and he declined to release other details.

The pre-dawn fire heavily damaged a clinic in the college town of Pullman.

Planned Parenthood...

September 4, 2015 - 8:05pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent says an officer who made racially charged remarks in a video that included the taunt Michael Brown "deserved it" won't be fired.

The killing of the unarmed Brown by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protests, the "Black Lives Matter" movement and a national debate over police treatment of minorities.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday the unidentified white Chicago police officer will...

September 4, 2015 - 8:04pm
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SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Humane society officials say a woman who refused to identify herself surrendered a 3-month-old tiger cub to the organization and said she found the animal roaming on the side of a road in the San Jacinto Valley.

The tiger was transferred to a sanctuary Friday.

Officials at the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Phelan told the Riverside Press-Enterprise ( that the male cub was recently declawed...

September 4, 2015 - 7:22pm
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a bid by a transgender teenager to resume using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar in Norfolk on Friday denied the preliminary injunction sought by Gavin Grimm.

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to appeal the decision to a federal appeals court. The ACLU is representing Grimm in the lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board....

September 4, 2015 - 6:52pm
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DENVER (AP) — A federal judge is preventing The Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert without the singer's consent.

U.S. District Judge John L. Kane issued his order in Denver about three hours before the Friday night screening of "Amazing Grace." Franklin testified by telephone from Detroit that she had objected to use of the concert footage in the documentary for years.

Attorneys for the film...

September 4, 2015 - 6:41pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California police are investigating allegations that a Whole Foods guard beat and choked a shopper until the person was unconscious.

The Oakland Tribune ( reported Friday that Whole Foods has suspended the Oakland guard while it also investigates.

The police investigation began when customer Zoe Marks posted images of the injured shopper Thursday on Facebook.

Marks told the...

September 4, 2015 - 6:32pm
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people.

University police have arrested a 36-year-old homeless man after a machete attack Thursday night. Police say Ashley Pettey is facing battery and aggravated assault charges.

He's being held at the Washington County jail....

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