1:33pm

Tue April 10, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum bowed out of the race today, leaving the GOP field clear for Mitt Romney. Romney’s success in the primaries has far outpaced the remaining candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Republican Ron Paul...

Not going quietly is suspended San Francisco Sherriff Ross Mirkarimi.  Mirkarimi has challenged his suspension on the grounds that his crime – falsely imprisoning his wife during an argument on New Year's Eve – took place before he was sworn in; he has also said he should still be paid while the case makes its way through the courts. But the city attorney’s office contends that Mayor Ed Lee acted within the law, arguing that to say otherwise would immunize all public officials against punishment for any crimes they commit before they technically take office...

Gasoline prices in California are dropping. After an average rise across the state of 50 cents a gallon in February and March, prices on average have now fallen by ten cents...

You might be filling up less often, but toxic fumes are still a risk. A new study finds that several nail polishes available only in salons and labeled "non-toxic" actually contain one or more of the toxic chemicals toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde. 

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