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February 20, 2015 - 3:07pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," is in critical condition after being hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle in Hollywood.

Officer Drake Madison says the accident occurred Thursday night on Hollywood Boulevard just east of U.S. 101.

Madison says Woolf, who is 4 feet 4 inches tall, was hit in the head by the vehicle's mirror. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition....

February 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new technique for treating varicose veins by sealing them with a clear liquid that turns into a solid adhesive.

The VenaSeal system is approved for patients with varicose veins of the legs that cause pain, blood clots or other symptoms. The system includes syringes, guide wire and a catheter which is used to inject the liquid that seals the diseased veins. Doctors monitor the procedure using ultrasound...

February 20, 2015 - 3:01pm
1 week 3 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say several people were sickened when pepper spray was released in a popular eatery on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

KTVU reports (http://bit.ly/1MFvxQd ) the San Francisco Fire Department evacuated at least 20 people from the Boudin Bakery around 10:20 a.m. Friday. At least 11 people were treated at the scene by emergency crews.

The restaurant reopened shortly after hazmat crews checked the air quality....

February 20, 2015 - 2:56pm
1 week 3 days ago

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has been charged with stealing more than a half-million dollars from clients and spending it on casino gambling and other personal interests.

PennLive.com said Friday (http://bit.ly/1LmsoD6 ) that Cumberland County detectives filed 25 charges of theft and misappropriation of funds against Karl Rominger.

Investigators say...

February 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
1 week 3 days ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The father of an Arizona woman found killed in her home says he hasn't been able to sleep, instead imagining what happened to his daughter.

Harley Feldman said Friday that Scottsdale police told him they don't know yet whether 31-year-old Allison Feldman was the victim of a random attack.

Police were called Wednesday after the woman's boyfriend discovered her body.

Sgt. Ben Hoster declined to say whether...

February 20, 2015 - 2:41pm
1 week 3 days ago

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Carson, California, have staged a pep rally in support of a proposed NFL stadium that could bring the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to a new, shared home in the Los Angeles suburb.

The event Friday at Carson City Hall took on the air of a celebration as Raiders fans waved flags and cheered, and officials spoke of the opportunity for a wave of new jobs and economic activity for the area.

The proposed $1.7...

February 20, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 week 3 days ago

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) — A student who brought mercury to his junior high school in northern Nevada spilled the hazardous substance in hallways and on a bus, but no one was seriously injured.

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management says at least four children had direct contact with the mercury and had to be fully decontaminated Thursday at Winnemucca Junior High, about 170 miles east of Reno.

Emergency crews evacuated the school and...

February 20, 2015 - 2:22pm
1 week 3 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has named a seven-member panel of experts in transportation, economic development and municipal planning to come up with a fix for the troubled Boston transit system.

Baker says the panel will perform an "in-depth diagnostic review of the transit system's core functions."

He said the panel will review recent MBTA studies, conduct a performance review, and compare the T with other transit operations to...

February 20, 2015 - 2:21pm
1 week 3 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.

The YouTube for Kids app scheduled to be released Monday will only work on smartphones and tablets running on Android, the software made by YouTube owner Google Inc. A version compatible with the iOS software powering Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad may be released in the upcoming...

February 20, 2015 - 2:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Joshua Foust was a hometown success story: a Hannibal High School graduate who returned to the small Missouri city as an elementary school principal, with a promising career ahead of him.

But authorities allege he cashed it in to deal a few thousand dollars-worth of heroin with his brother and another man.

The 33-year-old married father appeared for his first court appearance Friday, politely answering the judge's questions. He's...

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