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Magnitude 3.9 earthquake strikes off California coast |Oct 24, 2017

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. (AP) A magnitude 3.9 earthquake has struck off California's coast.The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit at midnight Tuesday and had an epicenter about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of San Clemente...

Woman says she was misled into mastectomy, hysterectomy |Oct 24, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy.The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that...

Man sentenced for killing bald eagle in Virginia |Oct 24, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) A Virginia man who admitted he shot a bald eagle and then ran it over several times with an all-terrain vehicle has been sentenced to a month of house arrest.The Virginian-Pilot reports 62-year-old Allen H. Thacker also was...

Man guilty in crash that killed couple, unborn baby |Oct 24, 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A Florida man faces up to 45 years in prison for crashing into a mobile home and killing a sleeping couple and their unborn baby.News outlets report that a Manatee County jury found 38-year-old Christian Crawford guilty...

'Meatless Mondays' coming to 15 New York City schools |Oct 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) New York City's mayor says 15 public schools in Brooklyn will forgo meat on their Monday menus starting this spring.Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says he also will be instituting the "Meatless Mondays" policy...

Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters |Oct 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second headquarters in September, promising to bring 50,000 new...

Students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun' |Oct 23, 2017

BRENTWOOD, Pa. (AP) A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday.KDKA reports students...

Red light, green light: New cop car can trip traffic signals |Oct 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Police Department is getting a new fleet of patrol vehicles that include a feature any motorist stuck at a traffic light would envy.The department announced Monday it will receive 150 new patrol vehicles that...

Police seek help to identify dead boy found on Texas beach |Oct 23, 2017

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Police are asking for the public's help to identify a young boy whose body was found on a beach in Southeast Texas.Galveston police say the boy, aged 3 to 5 years, was found Friday evening and that no one has reported a...

Police: Church shooting suspect noted 'visions,' 'voices' |Oct 23, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A detective says the man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six other people at a Tennessee church told him he heard voices and had visions.In Davidson County General Sessions Court, Nashville Police...

Student admits killing roommate after fast-food argument |Oct 23, 2017

AKRON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty to stabbing his roommate to death after they argued over fast food.University of Akron student Kendal Scheid pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of...

Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday |Oct 23, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in...

Protest held at site of massive California gas leak |Oct 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Demonstrators wearing hazmat suits have protested at a Los Angeles gas field to mark the second anniversary of a gigantic methane leak that forced thousands from their homes.About 100 protesters gathered for hours Monday at the...

Today in History |Oct 23, 2017

Today in HistoryToday is Tuesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2017. There are 68 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Oct. 24, 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in Detroit, "I shall go to Korea"...

Wildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structures |Oct 23, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Wind-driven wildfires in Utah forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone.KUTV reports two separate wildfires of 600 acres each and two miles apart raged near Strawberry...

Iowa withdraws request pending with the Trump administration to opt out of the Affordable Care Act |Oct 23, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa withdraws request pending with the Trump administration to opt out of the Affordable Care Act.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game |Oct 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:4-2-3(four, two, three) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts...

Man pleads not guilty in 11-year-old neighbor girl's slaying |Oct 23, 2017

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) An 18-year-old New Jersey man charged with sexually assaulting and killing his 11-year-old neighbor has pleaded not guilty.Andreas Erazo entered the plea Monday during a brief court hearingErazo is charged in the death of...

Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes |Oct 23, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains.The Portsmouth Herald reports the urn was donated last week. It's bronze in color and is engraved "Richard L....

Study: NYC could see bad flooding every five years |Oct 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A new study says that within three decades, floods that used to strike New York City only once every 500 years could occur every five years.The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

California shooting kills 2 and injures 3, including officer |Oct 23, 2017

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured three others, including a police officer, authorities said.It's unclear what prompted the shootings in...

Group demands name of Iditarod musher in dog doping case |Oct 23, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Scores of mushers are demanding that organizers of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race identify a competitor who had several dogs test positive for a prohibited drug in this year's race.The Iditarod Official Finishers...

Fewer wrongfully convicted people in Texas get compensation |Oct 23, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas is seeing a decrease in the number of wrongfully convicted people receiving compensation.Mike Ware, the executive director of the Innocence Project of Texas, told The Dallas Morning News that it's becoming more...

Biofuel company announces plans for Mississippi refinery |Oct 23, 2017

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) A British company aims to build a refinery in southwest Mississippi that will turn wood into the equivalent of diesel or jet fuel.Velocys announced Friday that it has signed an option for a 100-acre (40-hectare) site in...

EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate |Oct 23, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has kept three scientists from appearing at an event in Rhode Island about a report that deals in part with climate change.The New York Times reports EPA spokesman John Konkus confirmed...

Gerry Davis to umpire in World Series for 6th time |Oct 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Gerry Davis will work the World Series for the sixth time, tying Joe West for the most times among active umpires.Davis will be crew chief for the third time, the commissioner's office said Monday. A 34-year big league veteran,...

2 of 4 guns stolen from California sheriff's car are found |Oct 23, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Kern County officials say two of four firearms stolen from an unmarked sheriff's vehicle last week have been recovered. KBAK-TV reports deputies responding to a tip late Friday in Bakersfield found an...

3 adults, 2 students injured in Maryland school bus crash |Oct 23, 2017

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) Police have cited the driver of a school bus who lost control of the vehicle on a Maryland highway and crashed, leaving three adults and two high school students with minor injuries.Howard County Police say 50-year-old...

Los Angeles Angels hire Eric Hinske to be new hitting coach |Oct 23, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Eric Hinske has been hired to be the Los Angeles Angels' new hitting coach.Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the move Monday.Hinske spent the past four seasons on the Chicago Cubs' coaching staff, including...

Officer with pilot's license flies stranded colleagues home |Oct 23, 2017

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) Seven Massachusetts police officers who got stranded in Georgia after a short hurricane relief mission to Puerto Rico have made it home thanks to a fellow officer who's also a commercial pilot.The officers are from...

Proposed NY law aims to protect models from harassment |Oct 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A New York lawmaker wants to amend the state's anti-discrimination laws to protect models from sexual harassment.The New York Times reports that the proposal by Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (NEE'-lee ROH'-zihk) of Queens...

Former California beauty queen accused of disorderly conduct |Oct 23, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Police say a former California beauty queen has been arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after an allegedly drunken encounter with officers.The Fresno Bee reports Kelsey Schulteis, who was Miss Fresno County in 2016,...

Police: 2 children wounded in weekend shooting in Louisiana |Oct 23, 2017

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Police say two children have been wounded in a weekend shooting in Louisiana.Natchitoches police say in a post on their Facebook site that a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old were hospitalized Sunday with injuries that are not...

Tale of 2 brothers: 1 victim, 1 rescuer in Vegas shooting |Oct 23, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nicholas and Anthony Robone are about as close as two brothers can be.They were born and raised in the Las Vegas area, embraced hockey as kids and now live in a house they bought together.So it wasn't unusual that they were...

WH: Trump likely not to visit Korea's DMZ during Asia trip |Oct 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) President Donald Trump is not planning to visit the border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone when he visits Asia next month.The White House says Trump instead plans to visit Camp Humphreys, a military...

Police cases over 137-shot barrage unsettled 5 years later |Oct 23, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) Nearly five years after two unarmed black suspects died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire, five officers fired for their roles are set to return to duty this week after an arbitrator reinstated their...

Flint City Council seeks more time to choose water source |Oct 23, 2017

FLINT, Mich. (AP) A judge apparently is letting a Monday deadline slip after the City Council in Flint, Michigan, asked for more time to choose a long-term source of drinking water.The council asked federal Judge David Lawson to reconsider his...

Ex-big leaguer Ray Knight arrested, charged with assault |Oct 23, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Former Major Leaguer and current television analyst Ray Knight has been charged with assault following an incident in his northern Virginia home.Fairfax County Police said they were called to Knight's home in the Alexandria...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game |Oct 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:01-11-15-19-21(one, eleven, fifteen, nineteen, twenty-one) The numbers are listed in sequential order, but any combination wins.

New York attorney general opens civil rights investigation of Weinstein Co., seeks records on sex harassment complaints |Oct 23, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York attorney general opens civil rights investigation of Weinstein Co., seeks records on sex harassment complaints.

Two dead after shooting spree, chase in Lake County |Oct 23, 2017

CLEARLAKE OAKS >> Law enforcement confirmed two dead after a gunman rampaged through a residential area in Clearlake Oaks during the later morning hours on Monday. The suspect, identified as 61-year-old Alan Ashmore, was taken into custody in a rural area on High Valley Road.

This was not news: Extinguishing rumors spread during the fire |Oct 23, 2017

Covering the Mendocino Lake Complex (Redwood) Fire over the past two weeks, we noticed a lot of false information circulating and gaining traction. Always a problem for officials having to clear up confusion, rumors like these can be especially harmful to residents who may base their decisions on the false reports they hear.

Three Humboldt County dispatchers return from fire aid |Oct 23, 2017

Three Humboldt County-based dispatchers were part of a group that returned from Mendocino County on Monday, along with other local officials and county workers. Responding to the call for mutual aid were two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers and one Fortuna Police Department dispatcher.

North Coast crab toxin tests mostly clean |Oct 23, 2017

Early test results show that toxic algae blooms won’t be getting in the way of this year’s sport and Dungeness commercial crabbing seasons. Nearly all of the crabs tested for domoic acid between Monterey and Crescent City came up clean, but

Humboldt County eyes temporary cannabis permit as state market opener looms |Oct 23, 2017

California’s marijuana market opener is a little more than two months away, but Humboldt County still has close to 2,000 pending cannabis business applications to sort through. Without local approval, these applicants won’t be able to get state licenses.

Measure B: Shelter Cove tax would fund firefighting |Oct 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of Resort Improvement District No. 1 (Shelter Cove/Whitethorn) hopes voters will approve raising parcel tax rates to fund more fire protection and emergency services through Measure B.

Community roundup: What’s going on around town |Oct 23, 2017

Redwoods Rural trading gift cards for candy Redwoods Rural Health Center is offering gift certificates from Blue Moon to kids in the community in exchange for Halloween candy between Oct.

Healthcare district tax extension measure pulled from ballot |Oct 23, 2017

Measure A, a proposed extension of the current parcel tax in the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, was pulled from the November ballot but efforts to fund improving the current hospital to meet upcoming 2020 seismic standards and the construction of a new hospital ahead of more seismic standard updates in 2030 are ongoing.

California surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts |Oct 23, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts."This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game |Oct 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:5-4-6(five, four, six)