NEW YORK

Contaminated veggies

A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses. However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday after analyzing cases from 1998 through 2008.

LOS ANGELES

Walters leaves hospital

ABC says Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home. ABC said Tuesday that the 83-year-old host on The View is resting comfortably and “getting stronger.” There was no indication of when she might return to work.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.

Ex-judge pleads guilty

A former Michigan Supreme Court justice pleaded guilty to bank fraud Tuesday for concealing assets, including a debt-free Florida home, while urging a bank to let her unload a Michigan house in a short sale, claiming financial hardship. Diane Hathaway could face up to 18 months in federal prison. But her attorney, Steve Fishman, said after the hearing that he will ask a judge to sentence her to probation. Hathaway, 58, resigned last week.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.

Senior jailed in slaying

A retired barber accused of shooting a urologist to death in his exam room suffered from prostate problems and was angry about his incontinence after a recent surgery, neighbors said Tuesday. Stanwood Fred Elkus, 75, was jailed on $1 million bail after police say he shot Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert multiple times Monday.

RICHMOND, Va.

Nickel heads to auction

A 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist, but it’s the coin’s back story that adds to its cachet: It was surreptitiously and illegally cast, discovered in a car wreck that killed its owner, declared a fake, forgotten in a closet for decades and then found to be the real deal.

Compiled from wire reports.