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March 19, 2015 - 12:02am
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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.

The law did not ban new eateries in strip malls.


March 18, 2015 - 10:04pm
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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 ( ) 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....

March 18, 2015 - 9:39pm
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LINCOLN, Calif. (AP) — Six middle-school children and a driver were trapped aboard a school bus for more than an hour after the bus crashed into a power pole along a rural Northern California roadway.

No one was injured during the crash that happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday about nine miles northeast of Lincoln.

Footage from a KCRA television helicopter in Sacramento showed power lines and a power pole partially on top of the bus along the...

March 18, 2015 - 9:36pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.

The two bring to 17 the number of Americans flown back from West Africa's Sierra Leone since Friday for monitoring. None have tested positive.

All are connected to an unidentified American who returned to the U.S. last week after he came down with Ebola. He is in critical condition at a government hospital in...

March 18, 2015 - 9:35pm
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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.

Budreau says the woman lives at the home as a...

March 18, 2015 - 9:03pm
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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."...

March 18, 2015 - 8:11pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Alcoa has announced plans to cut production at the Suralco alumina refinery in Suriname and to pursue a sale to the government of the South American country.

Alcoa has operated in Suriname since 1916, when the country was known as Dutch Guiana. But the company said it has been reviewing its production capacity around the world.

Suralco, which U.S.-based Alcoa runs with Australia's Alumina Ltd., will cut production by 443,000 metric to...

March 18, 2015 - 7:59pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for the Mexican Consulate in New York says the Mexican government is committed to bringing to justice the people responsible for the disappearance of 43 students.

He says the government has undertaken an investigation without precedent because of its magnitude and transparency.

Some of the students' parents are visiting U.S. cities to bring attention to their cause. A spokesman for them spoke Wednesday at a protest in...

March 18, 2015 - 7:48pm
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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.

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March 18, 2015 - 7:47pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California doughnut shop has come up with yet another guilty pleasure gone viral: a gigantic doughnut stuffed with a Pop Tart filling.

Donut Bar, with outlets in Fountain Valley and San Diego, calls the 1-pound creation the "Big Poppa Tart Donut."

It's appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," ''the Steve Harvey Show," BuzzFeed and TV news.

The 2-inch-thick square is stuffed with strawberry jam and a...

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