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Cost of keeping America safe from 'lone wolf' shootings shifts to business

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LOS ANGELES -- The people handling security for the nation's busiest malls and amusement parks are no longer retired cops. They are a 24-year veteran of the FBI, a former CIA operative and the onetime chief of counterterrorism for Scotland Yard.

The theme-park industry's annual security bill, already roughly $250 million a year, is expected to ...Read more

Pet Vet: Lymphoma in canine patients is treatable

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Terry has received some bad news about his male dog, Brodie, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma. About two weeks ago Terry was playing with Brodie and rough housing with him around his head. Terry felt two masses under the dog's neck and immediately scheduled an appointment to see his veterinarian.

At the veterinary hospital, Brodie was ...Read more

Tesla says no safety defects exist with suspensions in vehicles

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Tesla Motors says the suspensions of its cars are free from defects related to safety, the maker of electric vehicles stated in a blog post.

"There is no safety defect with the suspensions in either the Model S or Model X," Tesla said in the blog. "Since we own all of our service centers, we are aware of every incident that happens with our ...Read more

Regulators looking at reports of suspension problems with Tesla Model S

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LOS ANGELES -- U.S. auto safety regulators said Thursday they're reviewing possible suspension problems with Tesla Motors Inc.'s mainstay electric car, the Model S.

Bryan Thomas, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in a statement that the agency was "examining a potential suspension issue on the Tesla Model ...Read more

Pipeline safety bill mandates new rules for natural gas storage

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WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers hope to prevent the catastrophic pipeline breakdowns that have devastated parts of California with a bill approved by the House on Wednesday.

Co-authored by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., the bill updates federal Department of Transportation programs that could affect the 200,000-plus miles of gas and hazardous materials ...Read more

Uber, Lyft drivers safer than average American driver, report says

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft, and HopSkipDrive are generally safer than the average American driver, according to a new study by automotive analytics firm Zendrive and research firm Aite Group.

The research compared data collected anonymously from the smartphones of about 12,000 ride-hailing drivers ...Read more

Pet Vet: Several possibilities can explain change in dog's urinary habits

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Mark Copperopolis has Jessie, his companion of 13 years, who has developed a problem with urination over the last few weeks. Jessie is a mixed breed female dog that Mark believes to be part German short-haired pointer and Australian shepherd. She is spayed and has had no health problems to speak of in the past.

Jessie has recently begun to ...Read more

Pet Vet: Ferret hair loss could be sign of adrenal gland problem

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Today we are going to delve into the realm of ferret companionship. As many of you undoubtedly are aware, ferrets are considered illegal as pets in California. I do not want to get into the issues of legality here as I, even after meeting with members of the California Legislature regarding the illegality of ferrets as pets, do not understand ...Read more

Pet Vet: Resist urge to give dogs, or any pets, human foods

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I recently received a question from Dan, a question that has been asked and discussed for many moons between clients and their veterinarians. Is it OK to feed his dog human foods and, if so, what things are safe to feed the dog? I suspect if you asked this question of 10 different veterinarians you would get 10 different answers, but since you ...Read more


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