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Del Mar to reduce turf racing for rest of meet

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.

Government says GM owner site was faulty

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The government and General Motors are warning vehicle owners that GM's recall Web site may not be listing all the cars that need recall repairs.

North Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking case

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case.

Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.

California prisons change mental health treatment

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.

Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.

Ex-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support was sentenced on Friday on securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.

San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said.

Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so.