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Sriracha hot sauce makers head for next showdown in California

LOS ANGELES - The Southern California makers of the popular Sriracha brand of hot sauce faced another potential showdown on Wednesday with the city of Irwindale over a peppery smell emitted from the company's chili-processing factory in town.

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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets

NEW YORK - A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour.

U.S., Tech, Media, 23 Apr 2014

Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fake distress report: court

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man whose hoax distress call triggered a massive U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue mission on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014

NY police officer who sang with metal band pleads guilty to disability fraud

NEW YORK - A former New York police officer accused of performing on tour with his heavy metal band "Cousin Sleaze" during the two years he claimed disability benefits pleaded guilty on Tuesday to mail fraud, a federal prosecutor said.

22 Apr 2014

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

- An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

U.S., 20 Apr 2014

Retired nurse sues for $275,000 in Oregon pet duck attack

OLYMPIA, Washington - A woman visiting her mother in Oregon is suing her neighbor, seeking $275,000 for pain, suffering and other damages she says were inflicted when a pet duck ambushed her for no apparent reason.

22 Apr 2014