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Texas Woman Charged With Intentionally Setting 5-Year-Old Stepdaughter’s Face on Fire

A Grand Prairie woman who is accused of intentionally setting her stepdaughter’s face on fire has been indicted by the Dallas County grand jury, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. Dalia Jimenez is seen in a booking photo released by the Grand Prairie Police Department. Dalia Jimenez, 20, is charged with knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child after police said she poured rubbing alcohol on the 5-year-old’s face and set her on fire. On May 13, officers responded to a call about a child who had been burned. According to police, Jimenez told officers that the child was burned in an accident while lighting a candle. During the investigation, police found inconsistencies in her version of the story. She ultimately confessed to pouring the rubbing alcohol on the child’s face and using a lighter to set the alcohol on fire. Police said the child suffered burns on both sides of her cheeks, below her jawline and on her shoulder. According to police, the 5-year-old’s burns were left untreated for two days. The child and a younger sibling were removed from the home. Police said the…

Sen. Harris Health Plan That Would Keep Private Insurers Draws Critics From All Sides

Kamala Harris released a health care proposal on Monday that sought to bridge the Democratic Party’s disparate factions. Instead, she drew criticism from virtually everyone. Progressives took issue with the presidential candidate for stopping short of the full-scale health care overhaul embodied by the “Medicare for All” legislation. Her more moderate rivals, meanwhile, said she was trying to have it all without taking a firm position on one of the most animating issues in the primary. The onslaught offered a preview of the Democrat-on-Democrat fighting that will likely unfold over two nights of presidential debates that begin on Tuesday. It left Harris back in the uncomfortable spot she’s been for months: explaining herself on health care. Campaigning on Monday in Detroit, she praised Medicare for All’s chief architect,Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, for “making sure this is a front and center topic” even as she distanced herself from his strategy. “I have a vision of what it should be, and the existing plans that are being offered did not express what I wanted,” the California senator told reporters. Medicare for All has become a central focus in…

2 Children, Recent College Grad ID’d as 3 Killed in Mass Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival

Authorities on Monday were searching for answers to why a 19-year-old opened fire on a popular food festival less than a mile from his parents’ home in California, killing two children and another young man, but believe many more people would have died if officers patrolling the event had not stopped the gunman so quickly. Santino William Legan, 19, cut through a fence and appeared to randomly target people with an “assault-type rifle” Sunday afternoon, the end of the three-day Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts about 100,000 people to the city known as the “Garlic Capital of the World,” Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said. Police responded in less than a minute, and Legan turned his “AK-47-type” gun on them, Smithee said. Three officers fired back and killed Legan, who legally purchased the weapon this month in Nevada, where his last address is listed. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the officers who were able to engage this guy as quickly as they did,” the police chief said. “We had thousands of people there. It could have gone so much worse so…

Uber to Cut Around 400 People From Global Marketing Team

Uber is laying off roughly one-third of its global marketing staff. The newly-public company confirmed Monday that around 400 of the roughly 1,200 people in its marketing unit are being let go as part of a broader restructuring of the department. In an email sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to staff and seen by CNN Business, he says, “we are not making these changes because Marketing has become less important to Uber. The exact opposite is true: we are making these changes because presenting a powerful, unified, and dynamic vision to the world has never been more important.” The news, first reported by the New York Times, comes as the company faces pressure to clean up its finances following a lackluster Wall Street debut in May. Uber has a history of steep loses and its revenue growth is slowing. Uber lost $1.01 billion in the first three months of this year, according to the company’s first earnings report as a public company. Revenue from its core ridesharing business grew just 9% from the year prior. The company is set to report its second quarter earnings results next week. “There’s a…

Two Dozen House Democrats Heading to U.S-Mexico Border to Visit Processing Facility, Detention Center

A group of over 20 House Democrats will visit the US-Mexico border on Thursday and Friday, making it the largest site visit yet by members of Congress to El Paso this year. Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso will host the delegation, which will be led by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries of New York and includes members from across the ideological spectrum within the caucus. The delegation also includes members from the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. According to Escobar’s office, this is the 12th congressional trip the congresswoman has hosted in El Paso this year. Members will start the trip in Juarez, Mexico, and will stop at a port of entry and processing facility run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They’ll also visit a border patrol station and then later a detention center run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The trip comes shortly after the House passed a bill to improve health conditions of migrants in detention with CBP. When the House returns in September from its month-long recess, it’s also expected to take up…

156-Acre Chino Hills Blaze Caused by ‘Large Bird’ That Caught Fire on Power Line

A “large bird” that made contact with a power line caught fire, fell on dry grass and ignited a blaze that scorched 156 acres in Chino Hills and burned a two-story home, authorities said on Monday. The blaze, dubbed the Star Fire, erupted on steep terrain near Falling Star Lane and Chino Hills Parkway around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. #StarFire @CALFIREBDU pic.twitter.com/r07UWO3BqF — Chino Valley Fire (@cvifd) July 29, 2019 The Chino Valley Independent Fire District first reported a 50-acre vegetation fire, but it quickly grew and caused substantial damages to a multimillion-dollar home in the 2000 block of Miramonte Court, the agency said. The fire had burned more than 150 acres by Saturday night and threatened hundreds of homes at its height, Fire District spokeswoman Massiel De Guevara said. Toni Forrest, who lives at the residence that burned in the blaze, said she told her daughter to call 911 when she smelled smoke and realized there was a fire. Firefighters had not yet responded to the scene, she said. Crews apparently ran out of water while they were battling the flames, Forrest said. Guevara said…

Closing Arguments Begin in Trial of 2 Men Charged in Oakland Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

The Latest on the trial against two men charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire (all times local): 1 p.m. Closing arguments have started in the trial against two men charged with involuntary manslaughter after a warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area killed 36 people. Alameda County prosecutors told jurors on Monday that Derick Almena and Max Harris disregarded the safety of others when they illegally converted the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse into a residential space for artists and threw unpermitted parties there. The men were arrested after a fire broke out December 2016 during an electronic music show at the warehouse. Prosecutors said victims had very little notice or time to escape because the warehouse wasn’t properly outfitted with smoke alarms or a sprinkler system. Deputy District Attorney Autrey James said to find the men guilty of involuntary manslaughter, jurors must agree their actions were criminally negligent. ___ The trial against two men arrested after a deadly warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area is wrapping up. Closing arguments are set to begin Monday in…

Baseball Report: MLB Trade Deadline Uncertainty

(CBS New York/CBS Local) — Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is just a couple days away. And half the teams in the League are within three games of a wildcard spot. Still more are within striking distance, or at least think they are. So the trade market is a little murky. Teams thought to be sellers may end up as buyers, and vice versa. Lots of teams need pitching, and some quality pitching is still available, for the right price, though probably not enough to fill all the needs. Quality hitting is a little more scarce. How will it all shake out? The New York Mets aren’t waiting to find out, trading prospects over the weekend for Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman. The wisdom of the team’s thinking (and their next steps) remains to be seen. But their bold move and whatever might follow have drastically changed the landscape. The Baltimore Orioles are far, far from contention this season, regardless of any moves they make this week. But that didn’t stop them from securing an unusual win over the Los Angeles Angels late last week,…

Fundraisers Planned For Mom Killed In Valley Rampage

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  —  Several fundraisers are planned to help the family and children of Susie Lepe. She was the 45-year-old mother of four killed Thursday when an ex-boyfriend went on a rampage in Canoga Park killing his father, brother, Lepe and a male stranger on a bus. Authorities said 26-year-old Gerry Dean Zaragoza also shot and wounded his mother and one of Lepe’s co-workers. CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Brittney Hopper says the first fundraiser will be held Wednesday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Tequila’s Cantina and Grill (4310 W Magnolia Boulevard) in Burbank. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of each bill to help the family with funeral expenses. Outside the North Hollywood Shell station where Lepe was gunned down, dozens of family members, friends and strangers gathered Sunday evening to pay their respects. There were dozens of candles and flowers. Hopper spoke to a friend who knew Lepe for 30 years. She told Hopper that Lepe lived for her children. “They miss their mom. I mean, she got taken away for no reason,” said the friend. Family members say Zaragoza and…

Prison Officials Intercept Football Filled With Drugs, Cell Phones Tossed Over Arkansas Detention Facility Fence

A football filled with contraband was intercepted by officers at the Grimes Unit in Newport, Arkansas. Photos of the football filled with contraband was released by the Arkansas Department of Correction on July 26, 2019. According to the Arkansas Department of Correction, somebody tossed the football over the fence at the detention center. Inside the football, officers found cell phones and two kinds of drugs. In a Facebook post, the Arkansas Department of Corrections says fighting contraband is a non-stop battle, and it’s a problem that goes on every day at every facility. “Contraband is dangerous and can get people hurt or worse,” the Facebook post states. The Grimes Unit is a maximum-security institution in Jackson County that houses up to 1,000 inmates.

City Investigating Breach That Exposed Personal Data of LAPD Officers, Applicants

A data breach exposed the personal information of Los Angeles police officers and those applying to become officers, and city officials are investigating, authorities said Monday. The L.A. Police Protective League, the union that represents the city’s officers, confirmed the breach, calling it a “serious security issue” for their members. The “data event” was discovered on July 25, according to a statement from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office. It involved “limited information” about city applicants in a database the personnel department no longer used, the statement said. Authorities did not disclose how many individuals were affected but said those who were have been notified. “We are also taking steps to ensure the Department’s data is protected from any further intrusions,” LAPD said in a statement.  

Former Red Sox Star David Ortiz Calls Caregivers ‘Some of the Best Teammates I Have Ever Had’

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who was released from Massachusetts General Hospital last week, called his doctors, nurses and caregivers “some of the best teammates I have ever had.” Ortiz was shot in the lower back on June 9 while he was sitting on a crowded bar patio in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The bullet perforated his intestines and internal organs before hitting his friend Jhoel Lopez in the leg. According to authorities, Ortiz’s friend was the target, not the MLB star. Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, who is accused of orchestrating the shooting, has been arrested, along with several other suspects. Ortiz had surgery in the Dominican Republic before he was taken to Massachusetts General in Boston, where he underwent two additional procedures. “My deep appreciation goes to John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the entire Red Sox organization for arranging the Red Sox plane that took me back to Boston from Santo Domingo and their continuing assistance to me and my family,” Ortiz said in a statement Monday. Ortiz thanked fans for their prayers and posted photos of steak, pasta and fish on…

4 Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Pay California $70 Million for Delaying Drugs

Four pharmaceutical companies collectively are agreeing to pay California nearly $70 million to settle allegations that they delayed drugs to keep prices high. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday that the bulk of the money will come from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and its affiliates for paying to delay a generic narcolepsy drug, Provigil, from entering the market for nearly six years. Teva is paying $69 million, which Becerra says is the largest pay-for-delay settlement received by any state. More than $25 million will go to a consumer fund for California residents who purchased Provigil, Nuvigil or Modafinil between 2006 and 2012. The second, $760,000 settlement is with Teva, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Teikoku Pharma USA over the pain patch Lidoderm. Both settlements bar the companies from future pay-for-delay agreements.

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