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California guards, inmates recovering after rare mass attack

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four inmates remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds Thursday, a day after California correctional officers opened fire to quell a rare mass attack on eight prison guards by more than 100 inmates, officials said. One Pelican Bay State Prison inmate will need surgery after he was shot in the chin. The other three were shot in the arms and legs, Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. Three more inmates were sent back to prison after being treated for … Read the referenced story here: California…

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After Overstaying Visas, Immigrants Face Uncertain Future

Fearing violence in Mexico linked to political turbulence in the early 1990s, Maru Mora Villalpando came to the United States on a tourist visa. “I used to go back and forth with a tourist visa,” Villalpando said. “Since I was going back and forth from Seattle (Washington) to Mexico, my idea was to stay in Mexico, but only because of the economic situation,” she said as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) promised a better future. She also had aspirations to be part of something political in her home…

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Man Dies in California After Being Sickened in Apparent Botulism Outbreak

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said. The San Francisco County coroner’s office identified the dead man as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37. On Monday, Matt Conens, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, declined to release further information on the death, the condition of the other victims, or the status and extent of the investigation into the weeks-old outbreak. Family members of Galindo-Larios did not…

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Mark Fields Net Worth After Ford Replaces CEO With Jim Hackett

After three years with the company, former Ford CEO Mark Fields was ousted by the Michigan-based automaker Monday. He was replaced by Jim Hackett, chairman of Ford Smart Mobility. After Fields was replaced, how much money did he made as the CEO of Ford? Fields, 52, reportedly earned nearly $20 million from Ford during 2016 alone, Salary.com reported. Most of his month was made through the stock, earning an estimated $14. 2 million. He received $1.7 million for his salary and $2.7 million as a bonus. An estimated $435 million…

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Curtain falls on ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years

AP Photo/Tamara Lush UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its “Greatest Show on Earth” is taking its final bow. The circus’ last show of three scheduled Sunday at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, is sold out. Fans Ringling’s parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced in January it would close the production, citing declining attendance and high operating costs. Animal rights activists had targeted the circus, saying that forcing … Read the referenced story here: Curtain…

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After Times Square attack, calls for more sidewalk barriers

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them Thursday at the corner where a man steered his car onto a busy sidewalk and began barreling through crowds of pedestrians, running down 23 people and killing one before one of the metal posts finally stopped him. … Read the referenced story here: After…

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