KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of a fatal police shooting that has sparked a series of protests in an agricultural community in Washington state.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen guards were held hostage 35 years ago during one of the nation's deadliest prison riots. Some were brutally beaten and sexually assaulted as rioting prisoners killed 33 of their fellow inmates during a clash that included beheadings, amputations and burned bodies.
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A senior California health official said on Thursday the source of a measles outbreak that has sickened 119 people in the state may never be identified, despite a finding that the same strain of virus had led to a wave of illness in the Philippines. More than 150 people across the United States have been diagnosed with measles, many linked to an outbreak that authorities believe began when an infected international traveler visited Disneyland in late December. California Department of Public Health researchers who genotyped specimens from 30 of the state's measles patients found all were of the same strain that caused an outbreak in the Philippines. "It is unlikely that the source of this outbreak will be identified, and although identifying the source would be of interest, our immediate goal is to stop the outbreak and it is not necessary to know the source to do this," Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the California Department of Health, told Reuters.
By Steve Gorman and Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A large Los Angeles teaching hospital has told scores of patients they may have been exposed to a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients and contributed to two deaths. More than 170 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California at Los Angeles hospital system, UCLA officials said. The possible exposures occurred at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center between Oct. 3 and Jan. 28 during procedures in which a specialized endoscope is inserted down the throat to diagnose and treat pancreatic and bile duct diseases. The UCLA hospital system said an internal investigation determined in late January that CRE may have been transmitted to patients by two of seven scopes being used by the center, all made by Olympus Medical Systems Group.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, who is charged with murder in a hit-and-run death, was hospitalized on Thursday before his scheduled Los Angeles court appearance in a separate camera theft case, a court official said. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman said in court that Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, "suffered some medical condition and was taken via ambulance to an undisclosed hospital." Knight was later returned to jail, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Steve Wyatt. This marked the second time this month that Knight was taken to a hospital on a day he had a court hearing.
By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday in the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother of four that stunned the community, and police said at least one more suspect remained at large. The arrest of Eric Nowsch after a brief stand-off marked the first break in the case since 44-year-old Tammy Meyers was shot outside her home on Feb. 12, just minutes after an angry confrontation with another driver. Meyers died on Saturday after being taken off life-support at a Las Vegas hospital. "A suspect involved in the killing of Ms. Meyers is in custody and off the streets of Las Vegas," said Captain Chris Tomaino of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at an afternoon press conference.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A parole hearing set for Thursday for a Charles Manson follower has been postponed because of an allegation that he broke prison rules, a California corrections spokesman said.