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  • Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill her prescription

    Hilde Hall says she went straight from her doctor’s office in April to a CVS pharmacy in her Phoenix suburb, eager to fill her first hormone therapy prescription. The treatment would spur physical changes in Hall’s body that would reflect her identity as a transgender woman, she said. “I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I’ve always known myself to be,” she said. Her elation quickly turned to anxiety when the […]

  • These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick

    US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. Here’s what to stay away from: Pasta salad Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad that might be linked to at least 20 people getting sick from salmonella. Hy-Vee, based in Iowa, sold the 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers of Spring Pasta Salad in eight […]

  • Armed standoff at Los Angeles Trader Joe’s ends with 1 employee dead, wounded suspect in custody

    LOS ANGELES — A Trader Joe’s employee is dead and a wounded suspect is in custody after a standoff in Los Angeles stretched over several tense hours Saturday before the gunman’s surrender. Los Angeles police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Gene Evin Atkins. Atkins is being held on one count of murder and other charges soon to be determined, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison told CNN on Sunday. Bail is set at $2 million. About 40 people were […]

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57

    Los Angeles Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has died at 57. He became the first restaurant critic to win a Pulitzer for criticism in 2007. Gold died of pancreatic cancer Saturday after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this month, according to his newspaper. “There will never be another like Jonathan Gold, who will forever be our brilliant, indispensable guide through the culinary paradise that is Los Angeles,” the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, said in a statement. […]

  • How long will Mueller’s investigation go on?

    With the recent criminal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents, the special counsel’s office made clear it has a treasure trove of information for its investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. What’s less obvious is how long Robert Mueller will continue his work. The indictment could be the high point for his team. Or it could be simply the crest of one of several coming waves. An investigative interview of President Donald Trump, likely regarding Mueller’s probe […]

  • Los Angeles police report possible hostage situation at Trader Joe’s

    Los Angeles police reported a possible hostage situation at a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Hollywood Saturday. A suspect being pursued by police crashed his vehicle, got out and ran into the store on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN. Lopez said customers ran out of the Trader Joe’s. Police were still trying to determine whether there are any hostages inside the store. Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said a 20-year-old […]

  • Dallas police officer killed by suspected drunk driver during funeral procession for another officer

    A Dallas Police Department motorcycle officer was killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver ran into him during a funeral procession for another police officer, the police department said. Senior Cpl. Earl “Jamie” Givens had positioned himself to block traffic to the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 20 at Bonnie View Road around 5:30 a.m., the police department said in a news release. Givens was stationary on his motorcycle with his emergency lights on when the driver of a Kia […]

  • NYPD files formal departmental charges against officers in Eric Garner case

    The New York police officer who choked Eric Garner in 2014 has been formally served with departmental charges, an NYPD spokesman said Saturday. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck as the man complained he couldn’t breathe, was served with the charges Friday night, according to city officials. Pantaleo is seen in video from the scene tackling Garner from behind using a department-banned chokehold. He now faces two separate charges — for use of a chokehold and […]

  • Heart doctor for former President George H.W. Bush killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

    HOUSTON — A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said. Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the shooter were both riding bikes on South Main Street, near Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, shortly before 9 a.m. local time, Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference. Hausknecht, 65, was biking north when he passed the shooter going in the other direction, […]

  • The father of two Parkland school shooting survivors is shot and killed during a robbery

    A shooting in February scarred Elama Ali. Another this month took her father’s life. When an armed teen burst into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, moving through the school and mowing down students and teachers, Elama took cover. Seventeen people were killed, but she — and her brother — survived the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida. Like many survivors, she resolved to do something about it. This week, the violence that turned Elama and her friends into activists for gun […]