LOS ANGELES - California's Salinas Valley is grappling with a new outbreak of E. coli contamination linked to packaged salads. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the latest multistate outbreak, which sickened eight people in upper-Midwest states and 16 in Canada, involves a different E. coli strain than the one involved in a previous set of illnesses announced ...

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has imported into the American military lexicon a new rationale for U.S. military actions in the Middle East. It's called "mowing the lawn," but it has nothing to do with keeping the grass trimmed. "To mow the lawn," Esper recently remarked to reporters, "means, every now and then" giving your adversary a good, swift kick in the shins. "You have to do these ...

Even as Washington is mired in political infighting, we have to admit that Texas Rep. Bill Flores has a point when he said last week, "The best thing that the folks in this Capitol building can do is to give the American people the USMCA as a Christmas present." Flores, along with a bipartisan group of 16 other members of Congress from Texas, held a news conference last week outside the U.S. ...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - At least 18 officers, the majority of them from Miami-Dade Police, fired their guns Thursday afternoon as jewelry store robbers shot at them, Rod Skirvin, the president for the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, said Monday. Officers chased a hijacked UPS truck from Coral Gables to Miramar after the robbers held up a Regent Jewelers on Miracle Mile in Coral ...