LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study says a Los Angeles law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city did not curb obesity or improve diets.
The zoning ordinance passed in 2008 limited the opening or expansion of fast-food outlets in South Los Angeles, which struggles with high obesity rates and other health problems.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Police in northern Colorado have arrested a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby.
The baby didn't survive.
Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur tells the Daily Times-Call newspaper (http://bit.ly/1BzW1ZZ ) that officers were called to a home Wednesday afternoon and found the pregnant woman stabbed and beaten. She underwent surgery at a hospital and is expected to recover....
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police in Medford, Oregon, say an 85-year-old female resident of an adult foster care home was smashed in the face with a brick and choked before a passer-by intervened to help her. Police arrested a 65-year-old man who also lives at the home.
Lt. Mike Budreau says the woman was taken to a hospital with significant facial injuries. He calls it "a very bizarre" and unprovoked attack.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye's family wants to put a stop to "Blurred Lines."
Gaye's children filed a motion in court Tuesday to prevent the copying, distributing and performing of the hit song featuring Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I.
Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay nearly $7.4 million to three of Gaye's children after a jury determined last week that the performers copied elements of the R&B icon's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Archdiocese of San Francisco says it has dismantled a sprinkler system it installed at the doorways of the city's cathedral to soak the alcoves and prevent homeless people from sleeping there.
The archdiocese made the announcement Wednesday after a barrage of criticism because the system installed at St. Mary's Cathedral during one of the worst droughts in California history was drenching homeless people at night.