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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Crews cleaning a crude oil spill just northwest of Santa Barbara, California, have recovered more than 8,300 gallons of the foul smelling goop. It's from a pipeline rupture discovered on Tuesday. About one-fifth of the more than 100,000 gallons that spilled made it to the sea and split into two slicks stretching nine miles. As a precaution, a 23-mile by 7-mile area has been closed to fishing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shipping weaponry to Iraqi forces battling deadly car bombs used by Islamic State extremists. A shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons is expected to arrive as soon as next week. The AT-4 is designed to penetrate armor, making the weapon useful in stopping car bombs, before they approach their intended target.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Reaction to the indictment of six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of a man in custody is being met with a shrug in Freddie Gray's neighborhood. One resident said he's more interested in seeing convictions. Gray, who suffered a critical spine injury, died a week after his arrest. The most serious charges against the officers include second-degree murder and assault.

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy whose boast of having a gun led to a lockdown at a Massachusetts high school today. Police searched and said they determined that the student lied about having a firearm. The alleged prank came during a visit by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and another lawmaker. The lawmakers and students were told to stay put during the lockdown.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna that has sickened 53 people in nine states. Ten people have been hospitalized. The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna. Thirty-one of the cases are in California. Other affected states include Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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