E Coli Romaine Lettuce Linked To California, NY Judge Allows Civil Suit Against Trump & Foundation To Proceed

E Coli Romaine Lettuce Linked To California

(Silver Spring, MD) — The FDA is linking Romaine lettuce involved in a deadly E. coli outbreak to California growers. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said today the Golden State connection is based on “growing and harvesting patterns.” He added the goal now is to withdraw the product and then re-stock the market with new romaine from different growing regions, including Florida and Arizona. The outbreak has claimed one life and sickened more than 30 people in eleven states, causing 13 to be hospitalized.

Police Say AL Mall Shooting Started As A Fight

(Hoover, AL) — Two people are hospitalized and a gunman is dead after a shooting at a mall near Birmingham, Alabama last night. Police say the gunfire erupted after a fight between two men at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. A 12-year-old girl was also shot. The gunman was shot and killed by police as he tried to escape. Witnesses say the scene was chaotic, with shoppers screaming and staff scrambling to lock down the shopping center.

Suspicious Deaths In Gaithersburg

(Gaithersburg, MD) — Montgomery County police are investigating the suspicious death of two people in a Gaithersburg apartment. The bodies were found in a apartment in the 100-block of Chevy Chase Street in the Kentlands this morning by a caregiver. Police say the department’s major crimes unit are on the scene. No other information has been released.

NY Judge Allows Civil Suit Against Trump & Foundation To Proceed

(New York, NY) — A New York judge is allowing the state’s attorney general to proceed with a civil lawsuit against President Trump, three of his children and the Trump Foundation. Attorney General Barbara Underwood is alleging that the Trump Foundation was supposed to give money to charity, but was really just another account for Trump and his family to do business for personal gain. The Trump family’s attorneys had tried to avoid the suit by claiming the Constitution had a clause that prevented the President from being sued. Justice Saliann Scarpulla shot down that claim, along with another argument that said the state court lacked jurisdiction. She said the case doesn’t deal with any actions taken by Trump after he became President and shouldn’t interfere with his duties as Commander-In-Chief.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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