Subway’s tuna sandwich has no tuna, tests of samples from L.A. area locations find

Tests recently done by a commercial lab have proved that no identifiable tuna DNA was found in Subway’s sandwiches, reported the New York Times. The newspaper had 60 inches of tuna sandwiches from three different Subway locations in Los Angeles tested. The “tuna” was removed, frozen and sent to an unidentified commercial food testing lab as the chain faces a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California earlier this year alleging the ingredient it calls tuna actually contains no tuna at all. “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species,” the test results read.  “One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification,” a lab spokesperson said. “Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.” Subway wrote an email to the newspaper denying the allegations: “There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California,” a Subway spokeswoman wrote in the email. “Subway delivers 100 percent cooked…

Child tax credits: How families can check eligibility for monthly payments of up to $300

Not sure if your family qualifies for the expanded child tax credits that will start going out next month? The IRS now has a new online tool that allows taxpayers to check their eligibility. Launched Tuesday, the Advance Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant can help American families quickly determine if they qualify for monthly payments of up to $300 per child by having them answer a simple set of questions, according to an IRS news release. When using the tool, users should have their 2020 tax return on hand; however, if they haven’t submitted that yet, they can go off of their 2019 filing. For those who don’t have a copy of their tax return but know their filing status, estimates can be made based on income statements like W-2s and 1099s, and the amount of expenses and adjustments to total income. The tool then walks users through a set of questions, beginning with whether the taxpayer claimed the child tax credit on their 2019 or 2020 return, and whether they have established residency in the U.S. for more than half of that year. If…

John McAfee, antivirus software creator, found dead in Spanish prison cell hours after court OKs extradition to U.S.

John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Authorities said the cause of death was being investigated. Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the 75-year-old tycoon’s extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges that could carry decades in prison. Security personnel at the Brians 2 penitentiary near the northeastern Spanish city tried to revive him, but the jail’s medical team finally certified his death, a statement from the regional Catalan government said. “A judicial delegation has arrived to investigate the causes of death,” the statement said, adding that “Everything points to death by suicide.” The statement didn’t identify McAfee by name, but said he was a 75-year-old U.S. citizen awaiting extradition to his country. A Catalan government source familiar with the event who was not authorized to be named in media reports confirmed to the AP that the dead man was McAfee. Spain’s National Court on Monday ruled in favor of extraditing McAfee, who…

2nd season of ‘To Live and Die in LA’ podcast will focus on disappearance of Glendale woman last seen in Calabasas

In 2019, a listener of writer Neil Strauss’ podcast “To Live and Die in LA” came forward with information that helped solve the case of a 25-year-old missing woman, Adea Shabani. The revelations were released in almost real time, and listening seemed intimate, not to mention terrifying. Strauss is back with a second season of his podcast, focusing on the 2017 disappearance of Elaine Park, a 20-year-old woman last seen in Calabasas. A new episode is released on Thursdays. Strauss became aware of the case after his then-wife, Ingrid De La O, stumbled across a news report online that said Park’s abandoned car was found in Malibu — where they lived. De La O couldn’t shake the idea that something disturbing may have taken place in her community and joined the search. She brought in neighbor and friend Mike Einziger — guitarist for the band Incubus — and his wife, violinist Ann Marie Simpson. Strauss helped too, now saying that at the time it was originally more to get along than to go along. Strauss alludes on the podcast to his marriage breaking up, at least in…

Sticker Shock: Travelers Stunned By Rising Costs Of Renting A Car

BOSTON (CBS) – With more people returning to the roads and skies this summer, it may come as no surprise as the demand for car rentals is skyrocketing. That means a smaller supply and higher prices for consumers. Newlyweds Drew and Austin Swigar are heading north to Maine using their rental car to tour the coast for their honeymoon. The couple is relieved they planned this trip back in January. “We booked it probably early enough that we got ahead of that rush,” said Austin Swigart. But others are finding themself right in the middle of the rush to find a rental car. “We checked prices about a week or two beforehand, made a U-turn and canceled our original rental reservation and got a different one,” said Robert Schein. Sticker shock is the reaction from most travelers at Logan Airport’s Car Rental Center. “One thousand eight hundred eighty-four dollars for five days is pretty expensive,” said Brandon Melanson. According to AAA, daily car rental prices are up 86% compared to this same time last year, costing upwards of $166 a day! “There is pent-up demand, and people are booking, and people…

Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner Expanding Its SoCal Service

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will offer expanded service for trains between Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, officials announced Wednesday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the trains have been operating on a reduced schedule. Starting Monday, three additional roundtrips will be added to the Pacific Surfliner schedule. Southbound Train 562 will depart Los Angeles at 6:05 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 8:58 a.m. Southbound Train 572 will depart Los Angeles at 10:54 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 1:52 p.m. On weekends and holidays, this train will operate as Train 1572, departing Los Angeles at 11:20 a.m. and arriving in San Diego at 2:13 p.m. Southbound Train 590 will depart Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 10:25 p.m. Northbound Train 569 will depart San Diego at 9:43 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:38 p.m. Northbound Train 583 will depart San Diego at 2:50 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 5:54 p.m. Northbound Train 595 will depart San Diego at 8:57 p.m. and arrive…

What Is COVID’s Delta Variant?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) – As we return to pre-pandemic life, COVID-19 keeps evolving. A new strain, called the Delta variant, is starting to appear in the United States. It’s more contagious and severe than previous strains. So, what is the Delta variant? And should vaccinated people be concerned about it? Good Question. The number of people lining up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota has dropped in recent weeks and so too has the number of cases. But a new strain known as the Delta variant is now making its way through the country after originating and quickly spreading through India a few months ago. Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease at the Minnesota Department of Health, said there have been 47 Delta variant cases in Minnesota. Of that total, nine were hospitalized and two have died. Although the sample size is small, Ehresmann said it highlights the variant’s severity. “This variant has been identified as being 60% more transmissible than the Alpha, or the B117 variant [first found in the U.K.], and that was even more transmissible than the original strain,” she said. The MRNA vaccines like…

DA’s Office Asks for Further Investigation on Santa Monica Stabbing Death

Share this article:The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has asked police to conduct further investigation into a stabbing death in Santa Monica before deciding whether to file a case against a man arrested in connection with the killing, a spokesman for the office said Wednesday. Sean Alexander Graves, 28, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the attack, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Broadway, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. Officers sent to the scene on a report of gunfire found a male victim with a stab wound to his neck. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he died. The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of his relatives, and police did not release his age. “Officers learned an altercation between the victim and a male and female began near the Santa Monica Pier and ended up in the 300 block of Broadway where the victim was stabbed,” according to a police statement. “Witnesses who were with the victim provided a description of both subjects along with their last known direction…

Ca. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case of Deadly Road Rage Shooting in Long Beach

Share this article:The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a Long Beach resident convicted of a road-rage shooting that killed a man and wounded the victim’s girlfriend. Joseph Jeremy Bronson, now 30, was convicted of second-degree murder and attempted murder for the March 7, 2017, shooting in the 200 block of Liberty Court in Long Beach that left 22-year-old Trevor McCrainey dead and his girlfriend injured. In a March 30 ruling, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defense’s contention that the trial court had erred by failing to instruct jurors in Bronson’s trial about voluntary manslaughter based on the heat of passion. The appellate court panel noted that the evidence was undisputed that Bronson called the victim “ugly” and threw a water bottle and cup of soda at McCrainey’s Toyota Corolla after the vehicle bumped into the defendant’s BMW in the drive-thru lane at Louis Burger on Atlantic Avenue. McCrainey drove up to the drive-thru window, didn’t stop to get his food, followed Bronson’s car and approached the driver’s side of his vehicle while at…

‘Behind The Music’ Comes To Paramount+ On July 29th Featuring LL Cool J, Duran Duran, Fat Joe

(CBS) – Paramount+ has released the official trailer and key art for the iconic documentary series Behind The Music, introducing Duran Duran, New Kids On The Block and Bret Michaels as featured artists. These artists join the previously announced lineup of musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Huey Lewis, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe. The groundbreaking series, from MTV Entertainment Studios, will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, July 29, and subsequent episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+. Behind The Music returns with brand-new episodes plus a selection of the best of the original series vault remastered and updated for today’s audiences with new one-on-one artist interviews. Artists and air dates confirmed for the first installment include: ● Ricky Martin: July 29 ● LL Cool J: July 29 ● Huey Lewis: August 5 ● Busta Rhymes: August 12 ● Duran Duran: August 19 ● New Kids On The Block: August 26 ● Bret Michaels: September 2 ● Fat Joe: September 9 The second half of the season will feature the previously announced Jennifer Lopez episode, as well as other…

Pursuit Suspect Fatally Shot By Deputy In Norwalk

NORWALK (CBSLA) — Authorities say a suspect in a police pursuit has been fatally shot in Norwalk. (credit: CBS) The shooting was reported at about 10 a.m. Wednesday in the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Piuma Avenue, following a police pursuit. The end of the pursuit and the shooting near the 605 Freeway, so a Sigalert has been issued for at least eight hours for the southbound freeway’s Alondra Blvd. offramp. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured and authorities have not released information about why the suspect was being pursued, or what led up to the shooting.

Travelers Championship Preview: ‘Anything Can Happen In The Last Four Holes,’ Says CBS Sports’ Ian Baker-Finch

(CBS New York) — The PGA Tour returns from the West Coast for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. After braving Torrey Pines at the U.S. Open, a strong field will face a different sort of course. TPC River Highlands offers up its fair share of scoring opportunities. Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a third-round 61 last year, which was still three strokes short of Jim Furyk’s course-record 58 in 2016. Last year, the Travelers was the third tournament after golf’s COVID-forced layoff. But it was the first of the three events to occur on its originally scheduled date. No fans attended, of course. But this year, approximately 10,000 spectators will be on hand each day. They’ll get to see how Johnson reacts to slipping to second in the world golf rankings. His win at last year’s Travelers was the first of three wins in a season that ended with the FedExCup. But his play has dropped off some this year. He tied for 19th at the U.S. Open last week and 10th at the Palmetto Championship the week before. “He’s obviously got pretty…

LA City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Landlords From Harassing Tenants

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday adopted an ordinance that would prevent landlords from harassing tenants by eliminating services, withholding repairs or refusing to accept rent payments. The Anti-Harassment of Tenant Ordinance, which has been under discussion since February of 2017, passed unanimously 13-0. It now goes to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for his signature. The ordinance required unanimous approval to be adopted on its first consideration. If it had not, it would have needed a second vote next week, when at least eight council members would have had to vote to approve it. This also comes after the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended the eviction moratorium to Sept. 30. Gov. Gavin Newsom has also said California will pay off all past-due rent that accumulated because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The draft ordinance defines tenant harassment in several ways, including reducing or eliminating housing services, such as parking, failing to perform necessary repairs and maintenance, abusing the right to access a rental unit, threatening a tenant with physical harm, misrepresenting to a tenant that he or…

Driver shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies during pursuit in Norwalk

A reckless driver believed to be under the influence was shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies during a pursuit in Norwalk, officials said Wednesday. It is unclear when the pursuit began, but the driver was heading south on the 605 Freeway when he exited at Alondra Boulevard East, sheriff’s officials told KTLA. It is unclear when led to the shooting, but the box truck ended up on top of a divider at Alondra and Piuma Avenue, near the freeway off ramp, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The driver, described only as a man, was struck during the shooting. His condition was not known. Three deputies were involved in the incident but were not injured, officials said. The off ramp is expected to be closed for eight hours amid the investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol. No further details about the incident have been released.

Lakers guard Alex Caruso arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in Texas

Lakers guard Alex Caruso was arrested Tuesday in Texas on suspicion of marijuana possession. He was later released. According to jail records at the Brazos County Sherriff’s Office, Caruso was accused of possessing less than two ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested by Texas A&M University Police in College Station and was booked Tuesday. Both charges are misdemeanors in Texas. Caruso, who played at Texas A&M, was released after paying a bond and a fine. The 27-year-old Caruso, a Lakers’ fan favorite, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He averaged 6.4 points per game and 2.8 assists during the 2020-21 season. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

California renters on edge as state mulls extending eviction moratorium

Some regulations that have protected California renters from eviction during the pandemic are nearing expiration, leaving many tenants worried about how they will stay housed and underscoring the uneven recovery from COVID-19’s economic toll. The statewide moratorium on evictions, which protects renters with pandemic-related hardships if they don’t pay rent, is due to expire at midnight June 30. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to announce an agreement with legislative leaders for an extension this week. Though some form of extension at the state level is expected, tenants and their advocates say the uncertainty hanging over what happens next — and layers of rules that many people find confusing — is sowing anxiety and fear. “I don’t know what I am going to do,” said Natalia Cole, a 38-year-old Eureka resident who was laid off from her warehouse job in December and is $4,000 behind on rent. She said her landlord has applied for rental relief on her behalf, but so far she has heard nothing about her application. “I’m at a standstill.” Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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