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  • The Latest: Video shows man punch police before baton strike

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a video showing North Carolina police striking a suspect with a baton (all times local): 6:50 p.m. North Carolina police have released new dashboard video that shows a suspect throwing punches at officers before he’s brought to the ground and hit with an officer’s baton. Video of the […]
  • Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil — one with whom […]
  • Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97. Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn’t. He spent the past few decades doggedly pushing for those unknown buried remains to be dug […]
  • The Latest: Authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a report that actress Asia Argento settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually assaulted him […]
  • The Latest: Family of slain Colorado mom, kids thanks police

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The family of a pregnant Colorado woman who was killed along with her two young daughters is thanking police for finding their bodies. In a brief statement Monday, Shanann Watts’ father, Frank […]
  • DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against officers over a video showing police striking a black man on the ground with a baton. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Monday her office won’t prosecute officers involved in the arrest of Frederick Darnell Hall. The decision comes […]
  • Man who sought child ‘sex slave’ gets 5 years of probation

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to use a child as a “sex slave” has been sentenced to five years’ probation. The Greenville News reports 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor. Greenville County court records show Bensing, who […]
  • 3 men face over 1K counts each of sexually abusing animals

    MUNSON, Pa. (AP) — Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm. Prosecutors said Monday that a teenage boy alerted state police to the abuse, which involved a variety of animals. On Saturday, police searched a property where the men live in Munson, Pennsylvania, 130 miles (about […]
  • Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official sport

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so. The new law declares surfing to be “an iconic California sport” — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into […]
  • The Latest: 2nd person dies in plane crash in Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Phoenix (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A second person who was injured in a small plane crash in Phoenix has died. Phoenix police confirmed that 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday morning but succumbed to […]
  • The Latest: Utah firefighter remembered as sharp leader

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Utah firefighter killed battling California blaze (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A suburban Salt Lake City firefighter who battled wildfires throughout his life has been laid to rest after his death fighting California’s largest recorded blaze. Friends and family said Monday that 42-year-old Matthew Burchett thrived when […]
  • MS-13 member pleads guilty in slaying of 4 on Long Island

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 street gang pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in the brutal massacre of four young men on New York’s Long Island. Josue Portillo, 17, pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering charges, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of […]
  • Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Colorado man with murder Monday in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, a crime that left loved ones searching for answers. The charges against Christopher Watts, 33, come a week after a friend reported Shanann Watts, 34, and the girls missing from their home […]
  • Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The questions are part of a two-page memo in which Kavanaugh advised Independent Counsel Ken Starr and others not to give the president “any break” […]
  • Governor closes state lands to bear hunting

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday ordered the closure of state lands to black bear hunting this year. The first-year Democratic governor announced the decision with an executive order, but stopped short of unilaterally ending the hunt altogether saying he doesn’t have the authority. “I am fulfilling my commitment to […]