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  • U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms' chicken appears over

    By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The salmonella Heidelberg outbreak,…

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  • Crews tighten battle lines around Yosemite fire threatening Sequoias

    Firefighters tightened their grip Thursday on a blaze roaring for a sixth day through drought-parched timber and brush on the western edge of Yosemite National Park as they took special measures to protect a famed grove of giant Sequoia trees. The El Portal fire has blackened more than 3,900 acres…

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  • California zoo animals feast on 13,000-pound fruit donation

    By Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - Animals at a zoo in California's Bay Area received an unexpected and unusual feast after a delivery truck carrying exotic fruit crashed and spilled an estimated $50,000 worth of produce across a highway, officials said on Thursday. Some of the…

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  • Prosecutors to appeal dismissal of Minnesota shooting plot charges

    (Reuters) - Prosecutors plan to appeal the dismissal of attempted murder and property damage charges against a Minnesota teenager who allegedly planned bombings and shootings at a high school, a court official said on Thursday. John David LaDue, 17, was charged in May with four counts of attempted…

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  • Spanish-style bull run nixed in California, other events planned

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Spanish-style bull run that would have seen participants in shorts and red scarves scampering alongside the horned animals has been canceled in Southern California due to a permit denial, an organizer said on Thursday. While People for the Ethical…

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  • Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media

    (Reuters) - A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, D.C.-area man, local media reported on Thursday, just days after a man was released from a hospital following a near-deadly bout with the germ. Joe Wood of Stafford, Virginia, said he was swimming in the Potomac River…

  • Judge says unclear if NYC is fair when revoking taxi licenses

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York said it is an open question whether the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission treats taxi drivers fairly in hearings over whether to revoke their licenses. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein made the assessment in a 50-page…

  • U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital: official

    A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, who was infected while working to help…

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  • U.S. tells Dallas county no need for it to house immigrants: commissioner

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Federal authorities rejected plans to house up to 2,000 children from Central America in temporary shelters in Dallas County, saying the need had waned due to a falling number of immigrants arriving, a county commissioner said on Thursday. Dallas Judge Clay…

  • Search for missing Oregon woman expands to other Western states

    Jennifer Janelle Huston, 38, of Dundee, 28 miles south of Portland, went missing last Thursday while doing errands. No foul play is suspected, and the Newberg-Dundee Police Department said Thursday their missing persons bulletin had expanded to Idaho and Alaska. "We learned from her family that…

  • Speeding grandma thanks Idaho trooper for ticket

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Washington state grandmother has written a thank-you letter to a state trooper in Idaho for giving her a speeding ticket in an exchange that she said on Thursday was a highlight of her recent holiday there. Tana Baumler, 59, of Bothell, Washington,…

  • Fired Ohio State band leader says tried to stamp out hazing

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio State University band leader who was fired for failing to stamp out sexual harassment defended his tenure on Thursday, saying he pushed to change the marching band's decades-old, quasi-military culture of hazing rituals. The university terminated…

  • Disgruntled executive shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago building

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A senior executive upset about a job demotion gravely wounded the chief executive officer of his company in a downtown Chicago office building and then fatally shot himself, police said on Thursday. Steven LaVoie, the 54-year-old CEO of the Chicago software…

  • U.S. veterans agency employees falsified data to hide delays: USA Today

    Employees at more than 100 medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs falsified appointment data and hid evidence of delayed medical care, according to a USA Today analysis of government data. Some 109 VA medical centers distorted data on the length of time veterans had to wait…

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  • U.S. to open detention facility for immigrant mothers and children

    By Jim Forsyth KARNES CITY Texas (Reuters) - The United States will open its first detention center specifically for mothers recently arriving from Central America with children, hoping to send a message to would-be migrants there is a place to hold them and they will not simply be released. The…

  • Washington state man sentenced to 10 years for torching gay club

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for setting fire to a popular Seattle gay nightclub packed with New Year's Eve revelers. No one was badly hurt in the Dec. 31, 2013, attack on Neighbors, a decades-old establishment…

  • California's proposed 2015 Obamacare premiums to rise 4 percent in 2015

    Healthcare premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent in 2015 on California's health insurance exchange, the largest of the state marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, state officials said on Thursday. Ten companies will sell plans for 2015 through Covered…

  • U.S. to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safety

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require all poultry companies to take measures to…

  • Feds sue NYC pawnbroker, say women there called 'whipping slaves'

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York pawn shop chain, whose owner was accused of calling female employees his "whipping slaves" and promising "to make babies with all" of them, was sued for harassment on Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit…

  • Slain Michigan teenager had swollen hands from pounding on door: witness

    By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - An independent medical examiner testified on Thursday that a black teenager's hands were swollen from pounding on the door of a white suburban Detroit man's home, which could support the man's claim that he thought the teenager was trying to break in. The…

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