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  • The Latest: 1 dead, 2 hurt in small plane crash near Tahoe

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT): 10:20 a.m. One person has been killed and two people injured in a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe. The Placer County sheriff’s office confirmed the fatality Tuesday morning south of Truckee, California along State Route 267 […]
  • Ex-Missouri trooper loses officer permit in Iowa man’s death

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State officials have revoked the law enforcement license of a former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned. The Missouri Department of Public Safety permanently revoked Anthony Piercy’s peace officer license after reviewing evidence in the drowning […]
  • Man pleads not guilty to slaying after counterculture event

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty in Kentucky to killing a woman he met at the massive “Rainbow Family” counterculture gathering in a Georgia forest. News outlets report 20-year-old Joseph Bryan Capstraw was arraigned Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court. Authorities in Kentucky have said Capstraw confessed to killing 18-year-old Amber Robinson, […]
  • Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

    BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. Some Democrats warn […]
  • Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponents

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million. Formed last year in Jefferson City, We Are Missouri has raised more than $5.4 million since the beginning of April, according to reports released this week by the […]
  • Seattle mayor picks police veteran as new chief amid reforms

    SEATTLE (AP) — The mayor of Seattle has picked interim Police Chief Carmen Best to lead the department on a permanent basis as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. The 26-year Seattle police veteran was named Tuesday by Mayor Jenny Durkan. Best is the first black woman to […]
  • Book by rising Democratic star Kamala Harris coming in 2019

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party who is sometimes cited as a possible presidential contender in 2020, has a book deal. Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris’ “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about […]
  • Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into the operation of one of Missoula County’s justice courts found the judge was frequently late for work or absent and had employees walk her dog and put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch. Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen declined to comment Monday on […]
  • Misconduct allegations no obstacle for many state lawmakers

    ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven lawmakers have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters’ response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the five lawmakers up for re-election this year, […]
  • Texas woman accused of biting, swallowing part of nose

    HOUSTON (AP) — A woman is accused of biting off and swallowing part of another woman’s nose after being asked to leave the victim’s home in Southeast Texas. Station KTRK-TV reports that 41-year-old Jessica Collins of Conroe, Texas, has been arrested and charged with assault-bodily injury in the July 11 attack. The victim says she […]