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Mar 19, 2015

Some California winemakers accused of letting arsenic into products

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – About 30 makers of low-priced
California wines including popular brands Charles Shaw and
Sutter Home allow unacceptable levels of arsenic in their
products, private attorneys said in a proposed class action
filed in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The legal action represents a challenge to a segment of the
industry that produces wines that consumers can buy for less
than $10 a bottle, or in the case of Charles Shaw the so-called
Two-Buck Chuck product that retailer Trader Joe’s has
popularized at $2.

Mar 14, 2015

Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald’s in New York

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) – New York police took into custody one more teenage girl on Saturday in connection with the beating and robbery of a young woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in Brooklyn that was captured on video and went viral, leaving one suspect still at large, a police spokeswoman said.

A 16-year-old girl turned herself into New York police, but because she has not yet been formally charged her name was not been released, a New York Police Department spokeswoman said.

Mar 14, 2015

Ten L.A. high school students arrested in sexual assaults

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested 10 teenagers from a Los Angeles high school on Friday in connection with sexual assaults and unlawful sex acts against two fellow students, and investigators were seeking four more youths as suspects, authorities said.

Police said the case came to their attention when administrators at Venice High School, a campus in a relatively affluent community near the beach in the west of the city, reported a suspected sexual assault to detectives on Tuesday evening.

Mar 13, 2015

Japanese warship broke up as it sank near Philippines, researchers say

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) – Some of the first video taken of the sunken Japanese battleship Musashi, newly discovered by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s exploration team, reveals that the vessel broke apart before coming to rest on the sea floor near the Philippines in 1944, researchers said on Friday.

Footage of the wreck was shot this week by a remotely operated underwater vehicle exploring what remains of the World War Two battleship, one of the largest ever built, at the bottom of the Sibuyan Sea.

Mar 13, 2015

Nine teenage students arrested for L.A. sexual assaults: police

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police arrested nine teenagers from a Los Angeles high school on Friday in connection with sexual assaults and unlawful sex acts against two students, and investigators are seeking five more minors who also are suspects, a police official said.

Police said administrators at Venice High School, a campus in a relatively affluent community near the beach in the west of the city, reported a suspected sexual assault to detectives on Tuesday evening.

Mar 11, 2015

Childcare center instructors in California pricked kids with pins, suit says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Parents who say their toddler children had thumb tacks pricked into their legs as a form a discipline at a California daycare center have sued the facility’s former operators over abuse they said was perpetrated by two teachers.

The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says the teachers involved in the abuse, which occurred between 2013 and 2014 at a Tutor Time franchise, were fired after their actions came to the attention of management, but that the daycare center concealed their actions from parents.

Mar 10, 2015

Company staging Spanish-style bull runs to end California events

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Organizers of a Spanish-style bull run agreed on Tuesday to stop holding their event in California to settle a lawsuit filed against them by two animal rights groups that claimed the animals are terrified and harassed.

The Great Bull Run company’s events have seen participants in shorts and red scarves scampering alongside the horned animals weighing about 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) in fenced tracks set up at venues in metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Houston and the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

Mar 10, 2015

AEG abandons plan to build NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – AEG has dropped its project to build a National Football League stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the entertainment company said, following moves by two groups that put forward competing stadium plans this year for suburbs of the city.

The statement late on Monday from Anschutz Entertainment Group, which launched its effort to build a stadium in 2010, came ahead of an April 17 deadline imposed by Los Angeles for the company to lure an NFL team to the city.

Mar 7, 2015

Wisconsin lawmaker says she saw events ahead of fatal police shooting

By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin state representative observed incidents that led up to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Madison, where protesters later gathered at the site of the killing, the lawmaker said on her Facebook page.

The shooting on Friday evening marked the latest in a string of incidents that have placed U.S. law enforcement agencies under scrutiny over the use of lethal force, especially against minorities, the poor and the mentally ill.

Mar 6, 2015

Vintage plane Harrison Ford crashed was well-restored, official says

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (Reuters) – Actor Harrison Ford was
piloting a World War Two vintage plane that had been restored to
a high standard when he crash landed at a Los Angeles golf
course after reporting an engine failure, a federal investigator
said on Friday.

Moments after Ford took off in his 1942 single-engine plane
on Thursday from Santa Monica Airport, he attempted a return
landing, clipped a tree and crash landed at nearby Penmar Golf
Course, short of the intended runway, officials said.