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  • Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional report about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration. A group […]
  • The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

    MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening after a massive mudslide. Tim Gubbins of the California Department of Transportation said Friday that […]
  • US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations” — and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade. The exchange took place Friday at a Security Council meeting on the issue of Afghanistan’s relations with […]
  • Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter after participating in a robbery at a strip club where an accomplice was fatally shot, […]
  • Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays […]
  • Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby’s name

    Chicago — where Kanye West was raised — is the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West. Mom made the announcement Friday on her app without explanation. Chicago was born Monday, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big sister North, 4, and middle brother Saint, 2. Kardashian West’s fertilized egg had been […]
  • Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,’ has died

    DALLAS (AP) — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten. After 11 […]
  • Column: After Nassar, still a battle to protect athletes

    The testimony out of Michigan is horrific and heart-wrenching. One by one, dozens of gymnasts have bravely recounted the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar , unleashing a catharsis of emotions while extracting some small measure of justice from the monster who stole their childhood. In some ways, it […]
  • Judge sides with Florida House instead of Emeril TV producer

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to step into an ongoing tussle between a television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse’s cooking shows and the Florida House of Representatives. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Friday refused to grant an injunction against the Republican-controlled House that had been sought by producer […]
  • Slain deputy US marshal remembered as athlete, leader

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Friends of a deputy U.S. marshal slain during a shootout with a wanted suspect are remembering him as a gifted athlete and natural leader. says people in the area of central Pennsylvania where Christopher David Hill grew up are devastated by his fatal shooting early Thursday while attempting to arrest […]
  • The Latest: Border wall’s height draws praise, criticism

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on test results of prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A recommendation to make President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall to 30 feet (9.1 meters) high is drawing praise from border security supporters while raising concerns about the cost and […]
  • Couple charged in deadly dog attack in Missouri

    ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple has been arrested after their dogs were linked to the fatal 2015 mauling of an elderly bicyclist, following an investigation during which two of the dogs were given away to unsuspecting owners, according to investigation files. Joseph M. and Lindsay Brink were indicted in October on one […]
  • Attorney says Texas judge defended efforts to sway verdict

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — A defense attorney says a Texas judge mentioned God while defending his efforts to convince jurors to acquit a woman accused of trafficking a teenager. Sylvia Cavazos said Friday she’ll seek a retrial over state District Judge Jack Robison interrupting deliberations last week to tell jurors they shouldn’t convict her […]
  • Timeline offers look at Vegas shooter’s moves, not a motive

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 81-page police report made public Friday offers a glimpse at Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s internet searches and a timeline of his activities ahead of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It provides a timeline but doesn’t say what drove Paddock to kill 58 people and injure 851 […]
  • Lawyer: Condemned Alabama inmate doesn’t remember crime

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed next week said multiple strokes and dementia have left him unable to remember his crime or understand his looming execution. Vernon Madison’s attorneys, in a Friday petition, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case and whether executing him Thursday would […]