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3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

No One Can Drive New Jerseyans Away From Full-Service Gas

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:23 pm

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3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

Motorcycle gang-related gunfire killed nine people at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on May 17. More than 170 people were arrested on charges of "engaging in organized criminal activity."
Jerry Larson AP

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:27 pm

In May, a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs turned into a bloodbath in Waco, Texas. Nine people were shot dead, and at least 20 were injured.

In the end, 177 people were arrested and jailed on charges of engaging in organized crime.

But many of them say they had nothing to do with these "outlaw" motorcycle clubs — and nothing to do with the violence.

Among them are Walt and Ester Weaver. Walt says he's stunned by the way authorities handled the situation.

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The Two-Way
3:29 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

LAPD Says It's Investigating Bill Cosby Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Comedian Bill Cosby, seen here performing in January, is the subject of at least one open criminal investigation, according to Los Angeles police.
Barry Gutierrez Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 3:54 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting at least one current criminal investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, the department tells NPR's Mandalit del Barco.

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The Salt
3:23 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

A quartet of tea-infused treats. Clockwise from left: Pastry chef's Naomi Gallego's old-fashioned doughnuts, flavored with Earl Grey; chocolate custard infused with jasmine tea, topped with a whipped cream ganache with a bit of lemon; berry scones with a hint of black berry tea; and blue French-style macarons made with lapsang souchong.
Allison Aubrey NPR

One secret to a long life may be the simple daily ritual of tea.

We've told you how Okinawans — who are known to have more than a few centenarians among them — enjoy jasmine-infused tea.

And if you're looking to incorporate this fragrant aroma with a bit of creamy indulgence, pastry chef Naomi Gallego, of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., has you covered.

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Shots - Health News
3:17 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Lacking Votes, California Assembly Shelves Aid In Dying Bill

A photo of Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon to end her life as she was dying of brain cancer, sits on the dais of the California Senate's health committee in March.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Recognizing they lacked votes in a key Assembly committee, authors of legislation that would have allowed terminally ill Californians to legally end their lives pulled the bill Tuesday morning.

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