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May 21, 2015 - 11:32am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says there was inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was found in some of its ice cream.

The ice cream company recalled all of its products last month. There are no illnesses connected to the recall, and Jeni's says it is making ice cream again and re-opening shops Friday after intensive cleaning.

The Food and Drug Administration...

May 21, 2015 - 11:31am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — American and Cuban officials are trying to complete talks to re-establish embassies in each other's capitals after a half-century interruption.

The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, is meeting with her Cuban counterpart, Josefina Vidal, at the State Department on Thursday.

The talks come as two of the biggest obstacles to the restoration of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations are being removed.

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May 21, 2015 - 11:20am
1 week 4 days ago

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator.

Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.

Under terms of the program, Rice paid $125 in fines and...

May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
1 week 4 days ago

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of bikers descend on the Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend for the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest. The biker rally comes after nine people were killed last weekend in a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas.

Folks in Atlantic Beach say there have been no problems with Bikefest in their small, predominantly black seaside enclave of about 350 year-round residents on the South Carolina coast....

May 21, 2015 - 10:58am
1 week 4 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's health commissioner has approved a one-year needle-exchange program for a rural county at the center of the state's largest HIV outbreak.

Dr. Jerome Adams approved Scott County's request Thursday to operate that exchange through May 24, 2016.

The county, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, had been operating a temporary needle-exchange. It's the first to receive state approval under a new state law that...

May 21, 2015 - 10:53am
1 week 4 days ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing — fewer candidates.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the latest 2016 prospect to opt out of the Iowa tradition. He said Thursday he won't participate in the poll that he placed second in eight years ago.

That was the...

May 21, 2015 - 10:46am
1 week 4 days ago

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say they found no one inside a house they surrounded for hours while searching for a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son in western Missouri.

Police say Sandra Kay Sutton and her 17-year-old son, Zachary, were found dead Thursday in a relative's home in Clinton. Police say both appear to have been shot.

Police say her ex-boyfriend, registered sex offender James Barton Horn Jr., is a suspect....

May 21, 2015 - 10:46am
1 week 4 days ago

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli military court has ruled that Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar should be released on bail, but has ordered her held for at least three more days while the prosecutor decides whether to appeal.

Jarrar, 52, was seized from her West Bank home in pre-dawn army raid on April 2. She has been charged with membership in a small leftist PLO faction banned by Israel and with inciting violence.

Jarrar told...

May 21, 2015 - 10:40am
1 week 3 days ago

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled California beaches says it'll take a while to determine the cause of the spill.

Officials at Plains All American Pipeline said Thursday that crews need to excavate the pipeline in the presence of federal regulators and a third party. After inspection, it can take weeks or months to determine what went wrong.

Tuesday's spill on the Santa Barbara coast occurred in the same area as...

May 21, 2015 - 10:33am
1 week 4 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. State Department employee sent threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London.

A federal complaint unsealed this week in Atlanta states that Michael C. Ford accessed computer accounts of young women to obtain sexually explicit images of them. Authorities say in one case he posed as a Google employee to obtain a password.

Prosecutors say Ford then threatened to...

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