<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - National & International News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 28 Jun 2016 01:18:03 -0700Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:18:03 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Majority in GOP Prefer Someone Else to Trump: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:48:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg

Just 45 percent of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party's presumptive presidential nominee, while 52 percent say they would have preferred someone else, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

By comparison, the numbers are reversed for Hillary Clinton among Democrats — 52 percent of Democratic voters are satisfied with Clinton, and 45 percent prefer someone else, NBC News reported.

GOP attitudes about Trump break along ideological and educational lines. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans with a high school education or less are satisfied with Trump as the party's presumptive nominee, versus 60 percent of Republicans with a college degree who want someone else.

The NBC/WSJ poll — conducted June 19-23 — comes after Clinton became her party's presumptive nominee and the nightclub rampage in Orlando.

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:14:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-541737446.jpg

In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the procedure.

The 5-3 ruling on one of the most divisive issues in the country came at the end of the current term with only eight justices taking part. The challenge to the Texas regulations was one of the most important abortion cases in 25 years.

The Texas law requires clinics that provide abortions to meet the same building standards as walk-in surgical centers and doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. 

"We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes," Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the majority.

Each violates the Constitution, he wrote.

After Texas passed the new regulations in 2013, the number of clinics dropped from 42 to 19 and was predicted to fall further to fewer than 10.

Hillary Clinton called the decision a victory for women across America and said, "Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality."

"This fight isn't over: The next president has to protect women's health," the presumptive Democratic nominee for president tweeted. "Women won't be 'punished' for exercising their basic rights."

President Barack Obama said that it was clear that the regulations harmed women's health.

"We remain strongly committed to the protection of women's health, including protecting a woman's access to safe, affordable health care and her right to determine her own future," he said in a statement.

Breyer was joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. dissented.

Thomas, citing an earlier abortion case heard by the Supreme Court, wrote that the decision exemplified, "the Court's troubling tendency 'to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue.'"

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who held a filibuster to try to block Republicans from passing it in 2013, said she was overjoyed at the ruling.

"It's incredible news for the women of Texas," Davis said on MSNBC. "It's incredible news for the women throughout this country."

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton decried the decision and said that the regulations were an effort to improve minimum safety standards and ensure capable care.

"It’s exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women's health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives," he said in a statement.

When the court heard the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, in March, Kennedy seemed to want more information about the law's effects on women.

Supporters of the restrictions said they were passed to improve the safety of clinics. Opponents said this law and others were intended to block access to abortion. The new requirements will make abortions more expensive but not safer, they said.

"The record ... contains evidence indicating that abortions taking place in an abortion facility are safe—indeed, safer than numerous procedures that take place outside hospitals and to which Texas does not apply its surgical-center requirements," Breyer wrote in the opinion.

The Center for Reproductive Rights said that complications from abortions were unusual and that patients rarely required hospitalization.

"We are thrilled that these dangerous provisions have been struck down," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in a statement. "This is a win for women. Every person must have the right to make their own personal decisions about abortion, and we will fight like hell to ensure they do."

A federal appeals court had upheld the Texas law. A tie would have left it in place.

In recent years, the abortion battle has turned to a focus on such requirements as mandatory counseling, waiting periods and ultrasounds. About a dozen other states, including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi have laws similar to the Texas one, some of which have been on hold pending court challenges.

"They're all overturned," said Sara Rosenbaum, a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University.

Other states could try to distinguish their laws from the one that got rejected in Texas but the court did not parse the particular standards of surgical centers that it considered burdensome, she said.

"So if you have one of these laws, that is a burden because there is no sense in making an abortion clinic doing early abortions to have to meet surgical facility standards," she said. "To the extent that other states try to wiggle out, I think the court's decision basically shuts that door."

Drew Halfmann, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California Davis, said the dismantling of those laws will take place piece by piece as abortion-rights advocates sue. He said Monday's decision is indicative of a shift in focus. 

"There is now this idea that it should be evidence-based when referring to what is good for women's health as opposed to what legislatures think is right," he said.

Twenty-five states have other sorts of facilities requirements and what happens to them will be even more interesting, he said.

The next battle will come as Democrats try to take control of state governments, he said. Twenty-two states now have a Republican governor and Republicans in charge of both houses of the legislature compared to just eight controlled by Democrats.

"That is where these laws are being passed," he said.

The Supreme Court in the 1992 case "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" said that state laws could not create an "undue burden" on a woman's right to an abortion before the fetus becomes viable. Laws whose purpose is to place substantial obstacles to a woman's ability to get an abortion impose such a burden.

Kennedy helped to craft the opinion in Casey but also wrote the majority opinion in a 2007 case in which the court affirmed Congress’ right to enact a partial birth abortion ban given "a legitimate interest in regulating the medical profession."

The ruling in Casey and the 2007 case, Gonzales v. Carhart, formed the basis of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's decision last June that the Texas law was constitutional. The court ruled that the law did not create a substantial obstacle because clinics were given a proper window to comply with the standards and because, in the event certain clinics were forced to close, there were enough other clinics available.

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February has left his seat empty. The U.S. Senate has refused to act on Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to replace him. 

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<![CDATA[Here's Who Hillary Clinton Could Pick as Her VP]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:41:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Tim-Kaine-AP_16179513356330.jpg

With a month to go until the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton's campaign is weighing a slate of potential running mates, conducting interviews with candidates and in many cases requesting personal financial and medical information.

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a well-liked swing state lawmaker who was a finalist on Barack Obama's vice presidential shortlist in 2008, has emerged as an early frontrunner for the job. The top tier list includes: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Housing Secretary Julian Castro, NBC News reported.

Geography and demographics are important - particularly as Democrats eye the possibility of taking control of the Senate, where they covet having a majority in place for the next administration's crucial first 100 days. On the second tier list of possible picks, there are some outside-the-box prospects as well as more widely-circulated names like New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

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<![CDATA[Dramatic Images: West Virginia's Deadly Deluge]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:56:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/AP_16176687740826.jpg At least 25 people have died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding that inundated portions of the state, stranded hundreds and left tens of thousands without power.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 05:53:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics. Click here for the visualization.
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<![CDATA[Walter Fauntroy Arrested Near DC]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:12:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/062716+walter+fauntroy+mugshot.jpg

Former D.C. congressman and civil rights activist Walter Fauntroy was arrested Monday after he returned to the United States after years abroad and was accused of passing a bad check for $50,000, officials said.

Fauntroy, 83, was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport after he arrived from Dubai about 8:15 a.m. and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers saw there was an outstanding warrant bearing his name, an agency spokesman said.

The former right-hand man to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was accused of fraud, writing a bad check in Prince George's County, Maryland, and failing to appear in court, the CBP spokesman said.

The amount of the check was $50,000, a representative for the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office said. The check is related to a civil dispute dating back to 2009 and a party Fauntroy hosted after the election of President Barack Obama.

Fauntroy is being held for Maryland law enforcement in Loudoun County, where part of Dulles is located. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning via closed-circuit television.

News4 reported in January that Fauntroy's family and friends said the former pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Northwest D.C. had gone missing after he traveled extensively in Africa and the Middle East.

His wife, Dorothy, told News4 she just wanted her husband to come home.

According to bankruptcy documents filed in March 2015, Fauntroy had been traveling for years and had little contact with family or friends. Longtime associate Johnny Barnes filed the bankruptcy papers on behalf of Fauntroy and his wife, Dorothy, to stave off the foreclosure of their home in Northwest D.C.'s Crestwood neighborhood.

Fauntroy, who served in Congress for 20 years, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and founded the Free South Africa movement. 

Barnes and others were trying to find Fauntroy and persuade him to to return home. A small group of loved ones also has been preparing to raise money to help pay Fauntroy’s debts.

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

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<![CDATA[Tim Tebow Lends a Hand in Medical Emergency]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:55:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/AP120204156133.jpg

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow rushed to assist an ill passenger during a medical emergency on a Phoenix-bound Delta flight.

A passenger on Flight 1772 named Sonal told NBC News that the flight had taken off from Atlanta, and it was uneventful until the flight attendant made an announcement asking for medical professionals on board. An older passenger was reportedly having heart problems.

The young woman sitting in front of Sonal raised her hand to help, but she wasn't the only one, according to an account posted on Facebook by another passenger.

Tebow's appearance surprised everyone. Sonal said the football player had been sitting in business class but walked toward the back of the plane to ask what he could do to help.

A Delta spokesman confirmed that a medical emergency had been declared on the flight.

According to reports Tebow prayed for the man's recovery with the entire section of the plane.

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<![CDATA[Ikea Recalls Line of Dressers]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:20:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/52072472-ikea-generic.jpg

Ikea will recall a line of chests and dressers after the deaths of three toddlers in two years, the company confirmed Monday.

The company will offer full refunds or store credit to anyone who ever bought one of its MALM line dressers, and it will also stop selling them, Philly.com reported. The company told NBC News Monday night that it was issuing a recall.

"We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear that there are still unsecured products in customers homes, and we believe that taking further action is the right thing to do," Ikea representative Christina Kaiser said in a statement Monday.

The recall will extend to millions of dressers, according to Philly.com, some of which were bought more than 10 years ago. The recall applies to the 27 million products addressed by a 2015 repair program, plus additional units. 

Ikea has confirmed the deaths of three toddlers since 2014 after the furniture maker's Malm dressers tipped over and crushed them — a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy, a 23-month-old Washington state child and a 22-month-old Minnesota boy. It has also said it received more than a dozen reports of incidents, four of which resulted in injury — and both the furniture maker and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have acknowledged the dressers are dangerous if not properly anchored to a wall.  

Last year, Ikea announced a repair program that offered a free kit to help secure the dressers to the wall. The kit included tip-over restraints, wall anchoring hardware and warning labels to be attached to the furniture. It has distributed 300,000 already, according to a news release.

The recall agreement was expected to be officially announced Tuesday by Ikea and the CPSC, Philly.com reported, citing a source from a federal agency. The CPSC did not comment.

Ikea told NBC News it was no longer selling Malm chests and drawers, and urged families who already own one to anchor them to a wall.

"If they're not, please take them out of a room that children can access because it could be a danger, and make sure that you contact Ikea to (have) a free repair kit sent to your home," Ikea USA president Lars Peterson said.

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<![CDATA[Democrats' Preemptive Benghazi Report Exonerates Clinton]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:30:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-benghazi.jpg

Frustrated by the pace of the investigation, the House Select Committee on Benghazi's Democratic members released their own, 339-page minority report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.

NBC News reports the Democratic report released Monday exonerates Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of attack, and accuses Republicans of exploiting the tragedy for political gain. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed.

It's unclear when the committee will release its main report. It will be written by the Republican members of Congress who control the Benghazi committee, which was created two years ago.

"We are issuing our own report today because, after spending more than two years and $7 million in taxpayer funds in one of the longest and most partisan congressional investigations in history, it is long past time for the Select Committee to conclude its work," the Democratic members of the committee wrote.

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<![CDATA[Boy Abducted in Texas Found Safe]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:09:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dallas+missing+062716.jpg

A 10-year-old child kidnapped from a Dallas home Monday afternoon has been found safe, his family and police say.

The child, identified as Nicholas Fierros Jr., was visiting relatives at a home in the 800 block of Buick Avenue when three men dressed completely in black and wearing masks forced their way in at about 12:30 p.m. and demanded money, at gunpoint, police said.

"They were like, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?'" said Nicholas' cousin, 14-year-old Janet Cabrales. "I was like, 'There's no money here.'"

Cabrales said she hid and called 911, begging the operator to talk softly.

"I was like, 'Will you please quiet down because I'm scared they're going to get me and kill me,'" Cabrales said.

The gunmen restrained Cabrales' mother with duct tape, while two other young relatives hid elsewhere in the home, police said. The gunmen then took Nicholas with them when they fled.

"One said, 'Hey grab the boy. The cops are coming,'" Cabrales said.

Dallas Police issued an endangered missing child alert and asked for the public's help with the investigation.

At about 7:15 p.m. a citizen passerby located Nicholas in the area of Ann Arbor Avenue and Frio Drive, and called police.

Police transported Nicholas to the Dallas Child Advocacy Center to be interviewed, and he will be reunited with his family.

"I actually feel pretty good now that he's here with us," Cabrales said. "I'm thankful for all the people who prayed for Nick."

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<![CDATA[Mayflies Swarm Ill. Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city.

The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a massive mayfly swarm on its Facebook page Monday morning, posting two photos that showed the bridge over the Illinois River and a local squad car blanketed by the bugs.

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At one point the mound of insects piled 6 inches high, according to the post, making for slick and dangerous roadways for vehicles trying to make their way through the mess.

“There were already motorcycle accidents due to this and cars stuck in the center of the bridge,” police said.

Newly winged mayflies will emerge from the waters where they live until adulthood in droves when triggered by the right temperature, according to The Wall Street Journal. The insects then die within a few days.

The City of Havana Street Department and IDOT are working to get the mayflies under control, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Portland Mom Kills Intruder Who Snuck Into Kid's Bedroom: Police]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:15:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/01generic-police-lights14.jpg

A mother fatally shot an intruder she discovered in one of her children's bedrooms, according to police.

Officials said the 33-year-old woman had returned home with her kids — ages 5 and 10 — when she encountered the man and opened fire on Sunday. Police said the man was a stranger, NBC affiliate KGW reported.

The mom is cooperating with the investigation and was not arrested, authorities said.

<![CDATA[Dow Loses Over 250 as Brexit Shock Continues]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:01:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wallstreetGettyImages-521353416.jpg

U.S. stocks traded lower Monday as the Dow Jones and S&P extended their post-Brexit sell-off, CNBC reported. The Dow closed down 261 points, roughly 1.5 percent.

European stocks and currencies had earlier continued their slide, with the British pound near $1.32, close to Friday's 30-year low. In afternoon trade, the Dow was off about 300 points before recovering somewhat.

"Day four after the seismic referendum result and the only thing that's crystal clear is that the U.K. is in the midst of one hell of a political crisis," Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets, said in a note.

Still, Asian indexes closed higher Monday with Japan's Nikkei up 2.4 percent after reports that Tokyo would step in, if necessary, to stabilize the yen.

Friday's rout knocked $2.08 trillion off global equity markets in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, a record daily loss that trumped even the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday crash of 1987, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Less Popular Than NRA, Planned Parenthood: Poll]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:02:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg

The Democratic and Republican parties and their presumptive presidential nominees continue to be significantly unpopular with voters, in some cases more so than institutions like the NRA and Planned Parenthood, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

Donald Trump was viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of the electorate, while only 29 percent offered a positive rating of the GOP standard-bearer. Hillary Clinton received a 33 percent favorable rating, compared to a 55 percent negative rating.

By comparison, 48 percent of Americans viewed Planned Parenthood favorably, while 29 percent gave the women's health and abortion rights group poor ratings. Forty-two percent of voters saw the National Rifle Association in a positive light, while 36 percent disagreed.

President Barack Obama's favorability stood at 48 percent positive and 41 percent negative.

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<![CDATA[Deadly Hit-and-Run Leaves Body Lodged in Car: PD]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:10:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Oceanside+Hit+and+RUn+Pedestrian+Crash+06-26-16.jpg

A suspected drunken driver killed a pedestrian in a bloody hit-and-run Monday, driving for a mile with the victim's body lodged in the front seat, said police in Oceanside, California. The driver allegedly parked in a cul-de-sac and walked away, before being arrested.

The collision happened about 6:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of Mission Avenue, where witnesses reported seeing a man walking on the sidewalk get hit by a car, according to the Oceanside Police Department. 

Police said Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga, 29, who goes by Stacy Sanchez, drove her car onto the sidewalk and hit the man.

Izazaga is suspected of driving under the influence, police said. Because of how fast the vehicle was traveling, the victim flew into the windshield, head down, coming to a rest on the front passenger seat, police said.

The man's leg detached from his body and flew through the back window, landing on the trunk of the car, police said. 

Izazaga continued driving for about a mile, police said, eventually parking her car in a neighborhood cul-de-sac and walking away. 

Witnesses called police, who found Izazaga a few blocks away. She was arrested and charged with felony DUI, felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. She was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney. 

The victim has not yet been identified. Authorities are working to contact the family before releasing their name. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information is asked to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4911.

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<![CDATA[ 'Racist' Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:44:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/162*120/Screen+Shot+2016-06-27+at+8.04.38+AM.png

The American Red Cross apologized Tuesday amid backlash over a sign it created on swim safety guidelines for children that was perceived as racist, NBCBLK reported. 

The apology came after a photo circulated of the poster on social media. The poster, which was seen on display at pools in at least two towns in Colorado, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or "not cool," for breaking pool safety rules.

The Red Cross said it has discontinued the production of the poster and removed it from its website and Swim App.

"We deeply apologize for any misunderstanding, as it was absolutely not our intent to offend anyone," the organization said. "As one of the nation's oldest and largest humanitarian organizations, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do, every day."

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<![CDATA[Nature Valley Bars Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:40:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nature-valley-recall.jpg

General Mills is recalling four types of Nature Valley bars as part of a larger recall over listeria in sunflower seeds.

The company said it would call back Protein Chewy Bars and Simple Nuts Bars in four flavor combinations: honey, peanut and almond with pumpkin seeds; peanut, almond and dark chocolate; roasted peanut and honey; and almond, cashew and sea salt.

General Mills said it has received no reports of illnesses related to the products.

Consumers should throw out the recalled bars and call 866-896-4365 for a replacement.

The recall applies to the following products:

  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar: Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds (five count) with UPC 000-16000-47196 
  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar: Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate (five count) with UPC 000-16000-45724 
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar: Roasted Peanut & Honey (four count) with UPC 000-16000-46475 
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar Roasted Peanut & Honey (16 count) with UPC 000-16000-41308
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar: Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt (four count) with UPC 000-16000-46474
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar: Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt (25 count) with UPC 000-16000-41301

It stems from a massive recall by SunOpta, a Minnesota-based supplier that found listeria contamination in some of its sunflower seeds in May. Clif bars and Kashi products have also been affected by the SunOpta recall.

More information about the Nature Valley recall is availabe through the Food and Drug Administration.

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<![CDATA[Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $390M]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:18:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lafile-mega-millions-lottery-tickets-megamillions-lotto.jpg

The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $390 million for Tuesday's drawing, which is tied for the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. 

No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night. Those numbers were 11, 14, 54, 57, 63 plus the Mega Ball 11. The jackpot rolled again to an estimated $390 million ($265.4 million cash for a lump sum) for Tuesday, June 28. 

The Mega Millions lottery is played in 44 states, including Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nevada, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii are the only non-participating states. 

The top prize last hit on March 8.

This is the biggest jackpot Mega Millions has offered since March 18, 2014, when two tickets in Florida and Maryland shared a $414 million prize.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot was won on March 30, 2012, when three tickets shared a $656 million prize.

The largest single ticket jackpot was $326 million, which was won on Nov. 4, 2014.

Last Friday's drawing had four tickets worth $1 million each sold in Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas. 

--Emilie Plesset contributed to this story

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<![CDATA[NY Gov. Announces Monument for Victims of Orlando Massacre]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TLMD-andrew-cuomo-generic.jpg

A New York City monument will be erected in honor of the victims of the Orlando massacre, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday morning.

Speaking at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan ahead of the city's gay pride parade, Cuomo said a commission of 10 people will pick an artist to design the monument, which will go up in Christopher Park, Hudson Park or Battery Park.

Cuomo said the state is pledging up to $1 million to create the monument. 

The committee, to be overseen by Cuomo's General Counsel Alphonso David, is expected to deliver recommendations by the end of 2016, according to a news release.

"This monument will stand as a reminder to both our allies and the LGBT community that our struggle against violence is far from over, but we will be carried to success by the spirits of those we lost to senseless violence," Kelsey Louie, chief executive of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, said in a statement.

Cuomo also announced that the site around the Stonewall Inn will be designated as a state historic site. On Friday, President Obama made Stonewall a national monument, the first for gay rights.

<![CDATA[Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:20:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16171043306152.jpg

The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads in key states over the next week, NBC News reported

Organizers of the effort held their second weekly conference call Sunday night.

Former Bogota, New Jersey, Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Ted Cruz supporter and spokesman for a super PAC backing the effort, said he plans to hire East, West and Central regional field directors to begin building a "comprehensive list of every single delegate" to get to know their interests and issues.

The group is also planning to hire a full-time executive director, because the current staff is working on a volunteer basis, Lonegan said. An advance team is heading to Cleveland this week to build a command center outside the convention center.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Weather: Cleanup After Severe Flooding in W. Va]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:07:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16176725104862.jpg Take a look at photos of extreme weather from the U.S. and around the world, from floods to snow to rough seas.

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<![CDATA[Lochte Fails to Qualify for Rio in Signature Race]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:49:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LochteSwimmingTrials-AP_217437856132.jpg

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. 

Lochte raced out to a big lead on the first two legs of the 400-meter individual medley but had nothing left for the breaststroke and freestyle. After the race, Lochte revealed that he pulled a groin muscle during the morning preliminaries and had no choice other than to try to build a commanding lead in the butterfly and backstroke and hope it would hold up. 

It didn't. Not even close. 

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Chase Kalisz won in 4 minutes, 9.541 seconds, while Jay Litherland rallied to take the second spot for Rio in 4:11.021. 

Lochte, his legs totally gone, labored home in third at 4:12.021. 

"I had to go out faster than usual because I couldn't use my legs in the breaststroke," said the 31-year-old Lochte, who still has several other events to claim his spot on his fourth Olympic team — assuming he can overcome his injury. "I did everything I could in that race, it just wasn't enough. Just got to forget about that and move forward." 

While college teammates Kalisz and Litherland celebrated, Lochte hung on a lane rope, totally exhausted. He finally made it over to the side of the pool, struggling just to climb out of the water. He said he get a cortisone shot to help deal with the pain. 

"I'm going to keep working on it day in and day out, and hopefully it gets better," Lochte said. "I thought about it this morning, about scratching, but I mean, it's the Olympic trials. If I had a broken leg, I'd still go out there and swim." 

Michael Phelps, who won the 400 IM at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, finished fourth behind Lochte in London and dropped the grueling event from his program. With no races on the first day of the meet, Phelps watched from the stands. 

"I wasn't surprised with Jay," Phelps said. "He's like a shark in the water. He knows how to rise to the occasion." 

Phelps was especially happy for long-time training partner Kalisz, who like Litherland is heading to his first Olympics. 

"He's like a brother to me," Phelps said. 

Unaware of Lochte's injury, Phelps said he could tell that Lochte had nothing left when he got to the breast. And the two freestyle laps were downright painful to watch, as Lochte closed with a sluggish pace of 1:00.56 — more than 3 seconds slower than the 20-year-old Litherland, who swam with Kalisz at the University of Georgia. 

"I know what Ryan felt like in that race," Phelps said, remembering his loss at the 2012 Olympics. "I felt the same thing. It's tough to swim two 400 IMs in one day at that level. We saw that. 

"When you overdo it in that first 200, you're not going to have anything left."

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points Nationwide]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:57:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/split2-clinton-trump-NY.jpg

Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump after becoming her party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Forty-six percent of registered voters back Clinton, versus 41 percent who support Trump — slightly up from Clinton's three-point lead in May, 46 percent to 43 percent.

When the horserace is expanded to four candidates — including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein — Clinton gets support from 39 percent of voters, Trump gets 38 percent, Johnson 10 percent and Stein 6 percent.

Clinton leads Trump among African Americans, Latinos and women. Trump meanwhile, has the edge among whites, men and independents.

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