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Oldest surviving U.S. veteran of Pearl Harbor dies in California: media

22 November[ —]

Oldest surviving U.S. veteran of Pearl Harbor dies in California: mediaRay Chavez, 106, died in his sleep early on Wednesday in a hospice in Poway, a community north of San Diego, his daughter Kathleen Chavez told the San Diego Union Tribune. Chavez frequently attended commemorative events around the United States, including a visit to the White House on Memorial Day weekend, the newspaper reported.



Fatal shooting in downtown Denver gang-related: prosecutor

22 November[ —]

Fatal shooting in downtown Denver gang-related: prosecutorA gun battle on a downtown Denver street this week that left one person dead and four wounded stemmed from an exchange of gunfire between two rival gang members, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said on Tuesday that investigators arrested Josh Hayward, 24, a day after he fled the shooting scene in a vehicle.



Romaine remains on U.S menus despite nationwide E.coli warning

22 November[ —]

Romaine remains on U.S menus despite nationwide E.coli warningThe blanket warning, precipitated by an E.coli outbreak in 11 states and Canada that has made at least 50 people ill, was issued on Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC and industry officials said evidence pointed to the central coast of California as the probable source of the outbreak. Large chain grocers such as Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon.com Inc , and nationwide salad retailers such as Chopt and Fresh & Co told Reuters they stopped selling romaine as soon as the warning was issued.



Los Angeles prosecutors won't charge Avenatti with felony

22 November[ —]

Los Angeles prosecutors won't charge Avenatti with felonyLos Angeles prosecutors declined on Wednesday to file felony domestic abuse charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, referring the case instead to city attorneys for possible lesser charges. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office did not offer a reason for the decision, which was announced in a brief written statement. Avenatti, who thrust himself into the public eye as the outspoken attorney for Daniels in her legal battles against U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles last week on suspicion of domestic violence.



U.S. Border Patrol agent acquitted in Mexican teen's killing

22 November[ —]

U.S. Border Patrol agent acquitted in Mexican teen's killingA U.S. Border Patrol agent was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday in the shooting death of a Mexican teenager through a border fence, marking another defeat for federal prosecutors in the second trial over the 2012 killing. Lonnie Swartz, 43, was acquitted by a federal jury in Tucson after two days of deliberations in the death of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. Swartz had been acquitted of a second-degree murder charge in April, but the jury remained deadlocked on two other charges, requiring a second trial that began in October.



Ex-Panama president's sons detained in Miami on corruption charges

21 November[ —]

Ex-Panama president's sons detained in Miami on corruption chargesAttorney General Kenia Porcell told local television that Martinelli's sons, Luis Enrique Martinelli and Ricardo Martinelli, had been arrested, but said he was awaiting further details. The elder Martinelli, a former supermarket tycoon who led Panama from 2009 to 2014, has been held in a prison on the outskirts of Panama City since June after being extradited from the United States. Martinelli has said he is being persecuted for political reasons by President Juan Carlos Varela.



Trump clashes with conservative U.S. chief justice over judiciary

21 November[ —]

Trump clashes with conservative U.S. chief justice over judiciaryThe remarks by Roberts represented his first public response to Trump over the Republican president's persistent criticism of the federal courts. "We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts, a conservative who was appointed by Republican former President George W. Bush, said in a statement released by the Supreme Court in response to a news media inquiry.



White House gives Mattis expanded powers for U.S. troops on border

21 November[ —]

White House gives Mattis expanded powers for U.S. troops on borderReuters reported on Monday that the White House was likely to give troops authority to protect Customs and Border Protection agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Mattis confirmed that he had been given the additional authority, but would await a request from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before deciding how to use it. Mattis said, depending on the DHS request, that troops may be given powers to temporarily detain migrants, but not the authority to arrest them.



Romaine is on the menu at some New York delis despite E.coli warning

21 November[ —]

Romaine is on the menu at some New York delis despite E.coli warningRomaine lettuce still had a place at the salad bars of some cafes and delicatessens in New York City on Wednesday despite a blanket warning to Americans from U.S. public health officials that none of the lettuce was safe to eat because it might be contaminated by E.coli. The warning, precipitated by an E.coli outbreak in 11 states and Canada, was issued on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday that 32 people in 11 states had been sickened by E.coli between Oct. 8 and 31.



California wildfire evacuees prepare their tents for rains

21 November[ —]

California wildfire evacuees prepare their tents for rainsHeavy rains due on Wednesday in northern California are expected to hinder search teams sifting through ash and rubble for the remains of victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, while inflicting misery on evacuees camped out in tents. Up to nearly eight inches (20 cm) of rain is forecast to fall by Friday in areas around the town of Paradise, the community of nearly 27,000 people 175 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco that was largely incinerated by the Camp Fire. Kelly Boyer, who lost his home in Paradise, has been sharing a tent with a friend at an encampment outside a Walmart store in nearby Chico, where overnight low temperatures have fallen to just above freezing.



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