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South Africa's murder rate goes up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police say there were about 17,000 murders in the country in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year. While South Africa's murder rate has shown an overall decline in the past decade, analysts say the annual crime statistics released Friday show that violence is one of the most...

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5 hours 22 minutes ago

DUI checkpoint Friday in Goleta

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit is conducting a DUI and Driver's License Checkpoint Friday. It will run from 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Police say they place the checkpoints in areas where more DUI arrests have been made in the past.

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2 hours 19 minutes ago

Enterovirus D68 reported in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California's first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities. The Health and Human Services Agency says three local children and a fourth visiting from Ventura County were hospitalized earlier this month and have since improved and... Read Story

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Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport after smoke filled the cabin, and passengers evacuated onto the runway using emergency slides. Airport spokeswoman Cassie Perez-Harmison says none of the 142 passengers and five crew members was... Read Story

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be... Read Story

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California couple arrested after boy shot dead

MANTECA, Calif. (AP) - Two adults have been arrested on suspicion of improperly storing a firearm that was used in the slaying of an 11-year-old at a Central California sleepover. Manteca Police Sgt. Jodie Estarziau said Wednesday 26-year-old Carlos Calzado and 35-year-old Christa McGrath knew there was a gun inside... Read Story

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is rewriting sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that they could hurt business. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the revised rules Friday. The FDA is tweaking earlier proposals that included water and soil quality standards that farms big and small say... Read Story

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18 hours 21 minutes ago

Caught On Cam: Drug Deal Gone Bad

(WESH) Video recorded by a hidden camera worn by an undercover ATF agent shows the chilling moments that a drug deal went bad. ATF agent Scott Perala says it was the most frightening day of his career. Perala was supposed to buy drugs and two assault weapons from... Read Story

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