PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A Pasadena City College professor who drew protests after inviting porn actors to his class has resigned. College officials say they accepted Hugo Schwyzer's resignation that was effective yesterday. The college investigated Schwyzer after he admitted on his website that he had sex with several students in recent years. Earlier this year, Schwyzer invited school alumnus porn star James Deen to speak in a gender studies class that examined the changing role of pornography in society.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former professional boxer who once fought the current world heavyweight champ has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing his manager in Los Angeles 26 years ago. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Exum Speight killed Douglas Stumler in 1987 at Stumler's apartment. Nine years after the killing, Speight lost a bout to Wladimir Klitschko, who's currently the world heavyweight champion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug store chain Rite Aid Corp. has been ordered to pay more than $12 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed in California claiming about 600 of its stores illegally dumped pesticides, bleach and other toxics. The environmental protection lawsuit was filed last month by the district attorneys of Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Riverside counties. In all, 52 California district attorneys joined the civil action.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country. USDA said Wednesday that Foster Farms, owner of the three facilities, has until today to tell the department how it will fix the problem. The company was notified Monday.