PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak. It has sickened more than 50 people in several states and has been tied to tainted romaine from Arizona. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning Friday to include heads or hearts of romaine lettuce based on information from new illnesses.
PHOENIX (AP) - High school students have occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol in the latest protest against gun violence. The students with the Phoenix March for Our Lives group rallied Friday on the anniversary of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. The students were met at the Capitol by about a dozen armed gun-rights supporters.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed 10 pieces of legislation to send a message to the Legislature that he wants them to send him a state budget that boosts teacher pay. Friday's vetoes by the Republican governor came the day after tens of thousands of teachers rejected his plan to boost their pay by 20 percent and voted to go on strike next week. His veto letters say "Our teachers have earned this raise. It's time to get it done."
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A judge told jurors considering a murder charge against a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the shooting death of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager to keep trying to reach a verdict. The instructions came after the jury reported Friday that they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins sent the jurors back for two hours of deliberations before adjourning for the weekend.
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