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Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Fired in Sign-Stealing Scandal

BOSTON — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros. "Given the findings and the commissioner's ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to ef...
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Valley County Puts Big Fines on Illegal Pot Grows

MODESTO — A Central Valley county will try to deter illegal marijuana cultivation by imposing hefty administrative penalties. The Modesto Bee reports the fines taking effect Dec. 19 in Stanislaus County are ...
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Vape Pioneer Peddled Street Drugs That Sickened Dozens

CARLSBAD — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallu...
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R. Kelly Faces New Federal Charges of Sex Crimes, Cover Up

CHICAGO — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activ...
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NASCAR to Disqualify Cars in Move to Squash Cheating

CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. "If you are illegal, you don't win the race," said Steve O'...